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UFC accidentally leak UK event in now deleted tweet as main event '99.9 per cent' confirmed

UFC accidentally leak UK event in now deleted tweet as main event '99.9 per cent' confirmed

The 'leak' was quickly deleted by the UFC.

The UFC appear to have accidentally 'leaked' their next UK event - with the main event of the show now '99.9 per cent' confirmed.

UFC hasn't visited England since last summer, when Tom Aspinall headlined UFC Fight Night by Marcin Tybura. In the process, the Salford-born fighter won Performance of the Night.

UFC president Dana White confirmed in March that there would be a 'numbered, pay-per-view card' taking place in England at some point during 2024.

There have long been rumours that Manchester will be hosting the event - and the UFC appears to have accidentally confirmed that in a now deleted tweet.

The promotion uploaded a poster which confirmed that UFC 304 would be taking place in Manchester on July 27.

The main event is '99.9 per cent' likely to be Leon Edwards versus Belal Muhammad, according to Edwards' head coach Dave Lovell.

Speaking to talkSPORT earlier this week, Lovell said: "The UFC's over here in July, so no doubt Leon will be on that bill.

"Unfortunately, he couldn't make the UFC 300 bill for different reasons. The lads that were put to him, they were all fasting.

"He was ready to go, but it is what it is. Because he wasn't on the 300 bill, no doubt [he'll be on 304], I think it will be Belal [Muhammad].

"It's not written in stone, but I think 99.9 per cent, it will be Belal."


Edwards last competed in England at UFC 286 in London, where he defended his Welterweight Championship against Kamaru Usman.

The 33-year-old then defeated Colby Covington via unanimous decision at UFC 296 in December last year to retain the belt once again.

Edwards had agreed to fight Shavkat Rakhmonov, Khamzat Chimaev and Islam Makhachev at UFC 300 last weekend, but the promotion decided that he would not be on the card.

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Topics: UFC, Leon Edwards, Tom Aspinall, Dana White, MMA