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Where is UFC® 188?

Posted by Victoria Barnett on May 27, 2015 12:10:00 PM
UFC® fans across the globe are anxiously awaiting the heavily talked about and highly anticipated UFC® 188, coming up on June 13, 2015. After all, no one wants to miss UFC® heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defend his belt against interim champion Fabricio Werdum! 

So where is UFC® 188?

For only the second time in UFC® history, the organization will take a trip to Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Mexico.

Mexico City Arena hosted UFC® 180 last November when the event was supposed to be headlined by a UFC® Heavyweight Championship bout between Velasquez and Werdum. However, Velasquez was forced to pull out due to a knee injury.

About Mexico City Arena

Mexico City Arena (Arena Ciudad de México) was built in February 2012 in the Azcapotzalco borough, north of Mexico City. It is an indoor area with a seating capacity of 22,000, which is sure to be packed for the bout!  

The arena also contains 124 luxury suites, over 1000 screens, two helipads, more than 300 security cameras and over five thousand parking spaces. With a spectacular lobby plus a covered/heated space, this arena is quite the crowd pleaser.

Due to its comfort, modern appeal, and safety, Mexico City Arena is host to not only UFC® 188, but also other events including concerts, sports, and theater.

What to Do in Mexico City

Although UFC® 188 is the highlight of Mexico City, you should take a few days to explore the city! From museums to parks to historical sites, Mexico City has plenty of activities to keep you relaxed and entertained.
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Topics: UFC 188, Travel Guide