UFC Makes Return To Manchester On July 27 With UFC® 304

In a delightful twist of fate for fight fans, UFC® has declared its first European event of 2024, set to electrify Manchester. The event, dubbed UFC® 304, is slated to grace the spanking new Co-op Live—the UK’s largest indoor arena—on Saturday, July 27. This venue will not only house a raucous crowd but also witness the inaugural sporting spectacle within its walls.

It seems the fight gods are smiling upon us as the prelims kick off at the civilised hour of 11 p.m. BST, which means a 6 p.m. ET start for fans across the pond. Meanwhile, the main card, a nocturnal affair for Brits, will air at 3 a.m. BST, aligning with the 10 p.m. ET start in the U.S., adhering to the cherished tradition of UFC Pay Per View timings.

Ticket frenzy is expected to commence on June 7 at 10:00 a.m. BST via Ticketmaster. However, UFC Fight Club members snag the golden opportunity for early purchase on June 5. Furthermore, those proactive souls who registered interest can jump into the fray during a special pre-sale on June 6.

Adding to the excitement, UFC President Dana White couldn’t contain his enthusiasm about returning to Manchester, hinting at a summer to remember with two UK champions ready to dazzle the home crowd. Meanwhile, Gary Roden, Co-op Live’s Executive Director, welcomed the event, highlighting the north of England’s rich fighter lineage and the venue’s readiness to host top-tier fights.

The venue promises cutting-edge technology and a fan-centric design, ensuring every punch, kick, and takedown is experienced in high definition. This stage is no stranger to iconic moments, much like Michael Bisping’s stunning victory over Anderson Silva and Leon Edwards’ title defense at UFC® 286.

The local fight scene is buzzing, with stars like Leon Edwards and Tom Aspinall leading the charge, supported by fan-favorites Paddy Pimblett, Molly McCann, and others. This golden era of UK MMA adds an extra layer of allure to the upcoming event.

For the high rollers, VIP Experience packages are on the horizon, offering everything from premium seating to exclusive athlete meet-and-greets. Details for these luxury escapades can be found at UFCVIP.com.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024
  • Prelims Start Time: 11 p.m. BST (6 p.m. ET)
  • Main Card Start Time: 3 a.m. BST (10 p.m. ET)
  • Streaming Details: UFC Pay Per View
  • Venue: Co-op Live, Manchester, UK

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