Sorry, Hoosiers. The Octagon’s September 7th return to Indiana has been nixed. On this week’s edition of UFC Tonight, it was announced the UFC’s fifth show on FX will be pushed back to October 5th.
The world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion is currently scouring the globe for a new venue to host the festivities.
A reason for the UFC’s transition from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis was not revealed.
The only contest previously rumored for the roster was the featherweight affair between Bart Palaszewski and Diego Nunes. The 145-pound scrap is expected to remain in the lineup.
The organization’s only other trip to Indiana took place in September 2010. The same venue hosted “UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop,” although at that time the arena was called Conseco Fieldhouse.
After attracting 15,811 fans for a live gate of $1.6 million, UFC president Dana White promised they would return to the state that Bobby Knight built. Unfortunately for Indiana’s fight fans, their comeback will have to wait for another day.