It marks the leading mixed martial arts promotion's first-ever trip to Russian Federation.
The UFC announced on Wednesday morning preliminary details of its debut event in the Russian capital, confirming rumors which have been circulating for several months that it will take place on September 15.
"Russia is a key part of UFC's worldwide expansion strategy", David Shaw, senior vice president of UFC global and content said in a press release.
After months of speculation, the UFC officially announced plans to enter Russian Federation later this year.
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Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is not expected to appear on the card, however, with the show taking place as a UFC Fight Night event rather than a pay-per-view.
The long March to Moscow is almost over for the UFC.
No matchups have been set at this time.
The 35,0000-capacity Olimpiyskiy Stadium (Olympic Stadium) will host the event, with tickets going on sale to the general public on June 1.
The UFC also announced the promotion of Andre Gromkovski as Vice President for UFC Russia. His primary duties will include implementing a national strategy to grow the sport further, working with executive teams in Las Vegas and the EMEA in London, England. Given that this debut in Moscow will be a Fight Night card, Nurmagomedov will nearly certainly not be on the bill, but rather saved for pay-per-view card sometime thereafter.