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UFC Fight Night returns to Tampa in October

Fans can start purchasing tickets on Aug. 23.

TAMPA — Get ready, Tampa Bay. UFC Fight Night is coming back to town.

Fans can mark their calendars for Saturday, Oct. 12 at Amalie Arena. The event will also stream nationally on ESPN+. This is the third time Tampa has hosted UFC; the last event was held April 16, 2016.

Tickets go on sale Aug. 23. More info will be available here closer to the event date.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk will look to defend her No. 4 ranking in her natural weight class against No. 7 fan-favorite Michelle Waterson.

Other popular matchups include Ryan Spann taking on Devin Clark in the light heavyweight bout and JJ Aldrich going up against Lauren Mueller in the women’s flyweight bout.

Contact Mari Faiello at Follow @faiello_mari.