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UFC announces Oct. 24 return to Dublin, Ireland

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently announced its highly-anticipated return to Dublin, Ireland, for a special "Fight Night" mixed martial arts (MMA) event inside the 3Arena -- formerly known as the O2 -- on Oct. 24, 2015.

It's hard to imagine the promotion staging an event in Dublin without Conor McGregor in the headlining act, and oh hey, whaddaya know, reigning UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is tentatively scheduled to make his Octagon return in October.

Though I can't believe "Aldo vs. McGregor" -- if "Notorious" can defeat Chad Mendes at UFC 189 -- would ever happen on UFC Fight Pass.

"Ireland has been such an important market to the UFC and we couldn't let a year go by without delivering another spectacular event for the fans in the capital," said Joe Carr, Vice President of UFC International. "We're looking forward to showcasing both local and international talent at the event and hopefully getting the decibel counter higher this year round."

Tickets go on sale Sept. 4, 2015 and UFC Dublin airs locally on fight night via Setanta Sports.

The last time UFC made the trip to Ireland, the McGregor-nator was beating the brakes off Diego Brandao. That came after the "sickest weigh-in event in 13 years." What can the promotion do for an encore? That all depends on what happens on July 11 in "Sin City."

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