UFC 140 Expected to Take Place on Dec. 10 in Toronto, Canada

August 2, 2011
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After a wildly successful debut in Toronto for UFC 129 back in April, the promotion is poised to return to the Ontario city on Dec 10 for UFC 140.

The news was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the situation on Tuesday following an initial report from ESPN.com.

Toronto hosted the largest MMA event in North American history when UFC 129 descended on the city.

Over 55,000 fans packed into the Rogers Centre to watch the event headlined by Canadian Georges St-Pierre. The live gate for the event also made a return to the city a no brainer after the UFC raked in more than $12 million dollars.

The event will mark the UFC’s second trip to Toronto in less than a year, but at this point no fights have been announced or rumored for the December show. The biggest difference for this show is that the card will take place at the Air Canada Centre instead of the Rogers Centre, which hosted UFC 129.

The Air Canada Centre is home to several professional sports teams including the NBA’s Toronto Raptors and the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.

One person who will be absent from the card is UFC welterweight champion St-Pierre, who fights at the end of October at UFC 137. So there will be the chance for a new headliner to prove the ability to carry the Toronto card in December.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on the UFC 140 card when it becomes available.

  • Unador

    Some serious mma fans in Canada. I like how the UFC goes to different countries and showcases fighters from those countries. I think they should do that atleast once a quarter ( 4 times a year ) not including Canada.
    and perhaps a few more free events or just more fights in the prelims.