Kazakhstan Targeted for UFC Event on June 13

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is expected to plant its flag in Kazakhstan for the first time on June 13.

MMAFighting.com was first to bring word of the event. A city and venue are not official for the card, but according to multiple reports, Nur-Sultan — home of the 30,000 seat Astana Arena — is likely near the top of the list.

Kazakhstan is bordered by both Russia and China, which means there will be a significant pool of fighters from the UFC roster who would be of interest for the upcoming event. Additionally, the Las Vegas-based promotion recently signed Kazak fighter Shavkat Rakhmonov, who will make his Octagon debut at UFC London on March 21 against Bartosz Fabinski.

UFC Kazakhstan will likely be a UFC on ESPN+ event.

This article first appeared at Recent News on Sherdog.com

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