Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) likes to plan ahead.
After wrapping up today's (March 8, 2014) UFC Fight Night 37 event across the pond, the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion announced it has already booked the O2 Arena in London, England, for a return trip on Saturday, February 28, 2015.
Watch Dana White confirm the date and venue in the UFC Fight Night 37 post-fight press conference here.
What's the big hurry?
Well, UFC reported a live gate of $2,000,056 after stuffing 14,604 fans into the O2 Arena, which considering the number of "names" on the "Gustafsson vs. Manuwa" fight card, is pretty impressive. Even more so when you consider the event was relegated to the "Fight Pass" digital network.
No word yet on broadcast details for next year's return.
To catch up on all the UFC Fight Night 37 news and notes, including results and live play-by-play, check out our "Gustafsson vs. Manuwa" live story stream by clicking here.