UFC 171 Set for Promotion’s Return to Dallas

UFC LogoThe UFC will return to Dallas in early 2014 for the first time in nearly five years.

UFC 171 will take place on March 15 at the American Airlines Center, according to UFC president Dana White.

The last time the UFC was in Dallas was for the Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort headlined UFC 103 at the American Airlines Center. UFC 103 drew 17,428 spectators for a live gate of $2.4 million.

White fell short of revealing any potential bouts for the March 15 date. Both Cain Velasquez and Jon Jones are potential headliners, but both are recovering from injuries and their respective return dates are still in flux.

Velasquez will face Fabricio Werdum upon his return, while Jones will square off with Glover Teixeira.

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