UFC set to return to Phoenix for 1st time since 2014

Posted at 11:55 AM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 14:55:19-04

For the first time since December 2014, the UFC is set to return to Phoenix, FOX Sports reported Friday.

UFC Fight Night Phoenix will be held at Talking Stick Resort Arena, home of the Phoenix Suns, on Jan. 15 and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1. Tickets will go on sale later this month.

According to FOX, the main event is yet to be determined, but three fights have already been confirmed:

-Heavyweight bout: Cyril Asker of France vs. Dmitri Smoliakov of Russia

-Heavyweight bout: Viktor Pesta of the Czech Republic vs. Damian Grabowski of Poland

-Light heavyweight bout: Bojan Mihalovic of Serbia vs. Joachim Christensen of Denmark

Junior Dos Santos defeated current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic the last time UFC visited Phoenix, on Dec. 13, 2014. Here are the complete results from that event.