The Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to Milwaukee’s Bradley Center on Aug. 31, UFC President Dana White announced Thursday.
The event is the latest in the Las Vegas-based promotion’s “Hometown Throwdown” series and is expected to serve as UFC 164. Sponsored by Harley-Davidson, which is headquartered in Milwaukee, the event was announced just after White revealed that the UFC had signed a new deal with the motorcycle manufacturer. No contests have yet been announced for the pay-per-view event.
The UFC previously visited Milwaukee in August 2011 for UFC Live 5, which saw Chris Lytle end his long career with a third-round submission of British talent Dan Hardy. The show also featured a pair of then-pivotal lightweight confrontations, as future champion Benson Henderson outpointed Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone stopped Charles Oliveira. UFC Live 5 was attended by 6,751 spectators, who produced a live gate of $539,000.
Opened in 1988, the Bradley Center currently plays host to the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association and the Marquette University men’s basketball team, as well as the Arena Football League’s Milwaukee Mustangs.