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    Default UFC announces plan for 35 events in 2014; UFC on FOX 10, UFC 170 locations

    UFC announces plan for 35 events in 2014; UFC on FOX 10, UFC 170 locations

    Appearing on FOX Sports Live Wednesday night, UFC president Dana White indicated the company will run at least 35 events next year.

    The company also formally announced the dates and location for two events early in the year: UFC on FOX 10 will be held at Chicago's United Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, marking the third straight year the company will hold their January UFC on FOX event in the venue. Then on Saturday, Feb. 22, UFC 170 will be contested at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

    No bouts were announced for the cards.

    The UFC also broke down the plan for live event airings: There will be 14 cards on FOX Sports 1, 13 on pay-per-view, and four apiece on the FOX network and FOX Sports 2.

    "We're looking to go to Mexico, go back to Chicago, Vegas, we're going everywhere like we always do," White said.

    Garry Cook: UFC European fight series will deliver events in prime time

    In 2014, the UFC will hold at least half a dozen events in Europe, and is eyeing the Middle East and Africa too, according to Garry Cook.

    Cook, the UFC’s executive vice president and managing director of Europe, appeared on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour and spoke about the importance of the promotion’s European "Fight Night Series." The reason for the influx of European events is simple: Prime time.

    "I think I underestimated the amount of content that was on after 3 o’clock in the morning," he told Ariel Helwani. "You really have to be a hardcore fan to see all the live events, the great events. Look at the last two -- look at Houston over the weekend, and look at [Jon] Jones and [Alexander] Gustafsson. I mean, these are monumental moments in our sport and in the history of the UFC. And yet the mainstream [in Europe] don’t get to see them. The next part of our strategy around the globe, and around Europe in particular is to get the sport in to prime time television. Give the fans more events, and give the fans more prime time viewing, and that’s the way forward for us."

    Though nothing is set in stone on the exact locations and dates, Cook said that the UFC is planning visits to London in March, as well as Dublin, Istanbul, Poland (either Lodz or Warsaw), Germany (Hamburg or Berlin) and Sweden (either in Malmö or Stockholm). Glasgow is also a possibility for a visit, as is parts of the Middle East (Cook mentioned Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and Africa.
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    UFC 'Euro Series' visiting UK, Ireland, Sweden, Turkey, Poland ...
    The UFC’s upcoming ‘Euro Series’ (unofficial title) will consist of six events split between the UK and the rest of Europe.

    Fighters Only asked Garry Cook, head of the Europe, Middle East and Africa divisions of the UFC, for some details on where and when the fights would take place.

    He confirmed that the program would start with London, UK in March, and would roll on to an undisclosed Irish location, the city of Lodz in Poland in October, Istanbul in Turkey and Malmo in Sweden.

    The UFC is also taking on matchmakers and talent-scouts focusing solely on the European and non-US regions.

    Cook told Fighters Only last week that the UFC has enjoyed considerable interest in Turkey and that, as the country has a wrestling heritage, the UFC product is well understood.

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