UFC 301 Officially Announced for Rio de Janeiro on May 4

UFC
February 18, 2024
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Rio de Janeiro is now official.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Rio de Janeiro is now official.The Las Vegas-based promotion announced on Saturday that UFC 301 will take place on March 4 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. A headliner has not been confirmed for the event, although reigning flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja recently indicated that his next title defense would come at the event.

A handful of contests have already been reported for the card, including Paul Craig vs. Caio Borralho at light heavyweight; Joanderson Brito vs. Jack Shore at featherweight; Joaquim Silva vs. Drakkar Klose at lightweight and Alessandro Costa vs. Kevin Borjas at flyweight.

The promotion last traveled to Rio de Janeiro for UFC 283 in January 2023, when Jamahal Hill defeated Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision to claim the vacant light heavyweight crown.

Reference: https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-301-Officially-Announced-for-Rio-de-Janeiro-on-May-4-192652

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