UFC to Hold Same Day Event as Bellator FC – 10 Miles Apart
UFC PresidentDana White is at it again with his old business tactics. During the TUF Brazil 3 pre-show, the UFC announced it will be holding UFC Fight Night 50 on Friday, September 5 in Ledyard, Connecticut at the Foxwood Resorts Casino. On the same day, just 10 miles away, Bellator 123 will be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
This is not the first time that the UFC has put together an event on the same day as another MMA promotion in order to thwart their sales and ratings. With the UFC’s rapid growth from the Ultimate Fighter series and deep rosters, the promotion shows why it is king of the MMA world.
The UFC is also planning to hold same day events two more times in 2014 just as it has done so this past Saturday, when UFC Fight Night was in Germany and the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil Finale both occurred on the same day.
On August 23, there will be a UFC event in Oklahoma and China, then on October 24 in Nova Scotia and Sweden.