UFC Targeting Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor for Blockbuster Fight Card in Dallas

August 2, 2015

The UFC is targeting a fight card in Texas that will include title fights between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, as well as Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, UFC President Dana White revealed on Saturday.

White said during the UFC 190 post-fight press conference that the company is aiming for a December date, possibly Dec. 5, for a fight card at AT&T Stadium, a venue that can seat over 80,000 spectators.

“Yeah, I’d like to put her on that card, and that card is probably going to be in Dallas, Texas,” White said.

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White said UFC 190 was trending higher than last month’s UFC 189 card, which the company indicated did 1 million buys on pay-per-view. McGregor headlined that card, winning the UFC interim featherweight title against Chad Mendes.

If the December card comes together as White said he hopes, the assumption is the combination of Rousey and McGregor will eclipse the numbers the last two pay-per-views have done, and quite possibly break the attendance record of UFC 129 in Toronto, which pulled in nearly 56,000 fans.

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