The UFC will be coming to Boston for a fifth time early next year. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke the news, coming from UFC President Dana White via his Twitter account;
UFC's 2018 pay-per-view schedule will kick off in Boston, per Dana White. UFC 220 on Jan. 20. No fights have been announced yet.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 30, 2017
Although not yet announced it is likely the event will be held in Boston’s TD Garden; an arena which has held four previous UFC events. The date set is almost exactly three years to the day Conor McGregor finished Denis Siver in a main event that catapulted him towards becoming the global superstar he is today. Having fought in Boston twice before this could be a suitable stage for McGregor to remind everyone that he is a two-weight World Champion for a reason. Whether he fights Nate Diaz in a rubber match to conclude their trilogy or takes on Tony Ferguson in a title unification bout is yet to be seen. For the sake of meritocracy, I hope it is the latter.
However, it is hard to guess who will be headlining UFC 220 at this point considering the promotion’s Dec. 30, end of year event (UFC 219) also has no main event announced yet. But with the host city now confirmed look for fighters and match-ups to be announced sooner rather than later.