Vancouver one step closer to landing UFC event
A UFC event in Vancouver came one step closer to reality on Friday as the city hosted not one but two amateur MMA cards designed as a testing ground for nervous politicians reluctant to sanction the sport. The city had suspended MMA since 2007 pending further review.
This piece in the Vancouver Sun covers the Honour Combat Championships event, which was attended by Vancouver resident and UFC fighter Denis Kang and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who is in town filming The A-Team. As the story points out, Vancouver council will discuss the issue of MMA in December, and UFC VP of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner will be in attendance. He expects a UFC event in Vancouver to be confirmed “within 20 to 30 days” of council okaying regulation, with a June target date in mind.