UFC event added to new arena’s entertainment lineup

18th event announced for venue

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:11 pm

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), an American mixed martial arts competition is coming to the new Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee for an event on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center announced. 

“We are thrilled to bring the UFC to our new arena as we continue to deliver the best in sports and entertainment to Milwaukee,” said Raj Saha, WESC general manager. “Milwaukee has a deep-rooted history in mixed martial arts as many UFC champions and fighters have trained here. It is going to be a great night of fights.”

The on-sale date for tickets, and the fight card for the event will both be announced soon.

The $524 million dollar arena project is almost complete. The Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, Aug. 26 will host a grand opening event and block party for the venue, which will be home to the team and Marquette men’s basketball, along with a variety of entertainment events

The Milwaukee Bucks court at the new arena

So far 18 events have been announced for its first year, but the arena’s opening show has yet to be revealed. The lineup includes:

  • Kevin Hart, Sept. 13
  • Maroon 5, Sept. 16
  • Justin Timberlake, Sept. 21
  • Jim Gaffigan, Sept. 22
  • Professional Bull Riders, Oct. 6-7
  • J Balvin, Oct. 11
  • Metallica, Oct. 16
  • Foo Fighters, Oct. 17
  • The Eagles, Oct. 18
  • Chris Young, Oct. 26
  • Fleetwood Mac, Oct. 28
  • Josh Groban, Nov. 3
  • truTV’s Impractical Jokers, Nov. 18
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship, Dec. 15
  • Harlem Globetrotters, Dec. 31
  • Panic! At The Disco, Jan. 27, 2019
  • Elton John, Feb. 19, 2019
  • P!nk, May 2, 2019

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Maredithe Meyer
Maredithe Meyer started as an intern reporter at BizTimes in summer 2015. She currently covers entertainment, sports, tourism and restaurants. In May 2017, she graduated with a journalism degree from Marquette University where she worked as an in-depth projects reporter for the Marquette Wire and Marquette Tribune.