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UFC making its return to Ottawa

It hasn't held an event in the capital for three years.
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship is returning to Ottawa for the first time in three years, when the Canadian Tire Centre hosts Fight Night.

UFC Ottawa is scheduled for May 4.

Tickets for the event go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, March 8. 

Seven bouts have been announced for the card.

In a clash of middleweight contenders, 8th-ranked Derek Brunson faces Ontario's 14th-ranked Elias Theodorou.

In a women's bantamweight bout, British Columbia's Sarah Moras battles Leah Letson.

Middleweight action will see Quebec City's Marc-Andre Barriault make his Octagon debut against Andrew Sanchez.

Vancouver heavyweight Arjan Singh Bhullar will make his return against fellow prospect Juan Adams.

Montreal's Aiemann Zahabi returns to face Vince Morales in bantamweight action. 

Also squaring off at 135 lbs will be Ontario veteran Mitch Gagnon and New York's Brian "Boom" Kelleher.

TUF 27 winner Brad Katona of Winnipeg will seek his third UFC win against Merab Dvalishvili in a bantamweight bout.

More fight card announcements, including the main event, are expected at a later date.




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