UFC in NZ at last
The first live Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event in New Zealand might be at Auckland’s Vector Arena by 2016. UFC director of operations for Canada, Australia and New Zealand Tom Wright hit Auckland’s shores in September to scout venues and meet broadcast partners for a potential fight event. He says he is confident the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation will host a fight night in New Zealand within the next three years. New Zealand fighters feature prominently in the UFC’s next live event in Australia on December 7.