UFC to Make First Utah Appearance on Aug. 6

Tickets on Sale June 24 at Vivint Smart Home Arena

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Sports Commission, in partnership with Vivint Smart Home Arena, is bringing the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the hallowed octagon to Utah for the first time on Saturday, Aug. 6, organizers announced today.

The fight card of mixed martial arts competitors will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 24 at all Smith’s Tix outlets, online at smithstix.com, Vivint Smart Home Arena box office and by phone at (801) 355-SEAT. 

“Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing combat sport in the world and UFC is the home of MMA’s best competitors,” said Greg Hughes, Utah House Speaker. “Utah has produced many elite fighters and Utahns are big fight fans. I know UFC will receive a warm welcome and we can’t wait for August 6.”

“We are thrilled to host UFC and have the top MMA athletes in the world finally be competing in Utah, continuing to expand Utah, The State of Sport and driving significant economic impact and exposure to the state of Utah,” said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission.

“As the premier sports and entertainment venue in the Intermountain region, Vivint Smart Home Arena is excited to host an event of this magnitude in downtown Salt Lake City and welcomes the athletes and spectators for this August showdown of the Ultimate Fighting Championship,” said Steve Starks, president of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment.