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UFC Apex to Host WWE Event on June 9



The UFC Apex will host a World Wrestling Entertainment event for the first time on June 9.

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The Las Vegas-based promotion announced Monday that the venue will be the site for NXT Battleground” on June 9. The Ultimate Fighting Championship and WWE merged under the same ownership umbrella, TKO Group Holdings, last year.

"We are always exploring new frontiers to showcase NXT and we are excited to bring Battleground to this world-class event and production facility in partnership with UFC,” said WWE senior vice president of talent development creative Shawn Michaels in a release.

According to a report from ESPN, NXT Battleground was intially scheduled to take place at Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia, before relocating to Las Vegas. A reason for the move was not announced. It is unclear how many tickets will be available for the event, though the release states “limited NXT Battleground priority passes will soon be available.”

The WWE event will not conflict with the UFC that weekend, as the Fight Night card slated for June 8 will be held at the KFCYum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The promotion typically holds a large number of its UFC Fight Night events — along with Dana White's Contender Series cards — at the 130,000 square foot facility.

The promotion will return to the Apex on Saturday for UFC on ESPN 55, which is headlined by a flyweight showdown between Matheus Nicolau and Alex Perez.
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