UFC heads to Louisville for Fight Night card on June 8

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UFC is heading back to Kentucky for the first time in more than a decade.

On Wednesday, the world’s leading MMA promoter announced it will return to Louisville, Ky., for a Fight Night card on June 8 at the KFC Yum! Center.

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This will be the only the third UFC event ever to take place in Kentucky. The first was UFC on Versus 3 in 2011, also at the KFC Yum! Center, headlined by a welterweight fight between Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann. The most recent event in the Bluegrass State took place back in 2013 at UFC Fight for the Troops 3 in Fort Campbell, headlined by a middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Rafael Natal.

While the card does not currently have a main event, a number of matchups have already been reported, including a bantamweight bout between Raul Rosas Jr. and Ricky Turcios, a welterweight contest between Punahele Soriano and Miguel Baeza, a strawweight fight between Eduarda Moura and Denise Gomes, a middleweight tilt between Julian Marquez and Zach Reese, and a bantamweight fight between Cody Stamann and Taylor Lapilus.