UFC 216 will go ahead as planned after the devastating mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas last night.
The event is set to take place this Saturday night, with Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee heading the bill. The promotion, which has it’s main base of operations in Las Vegas, also plans on working with the local community to help aid those in need after an attack that left 58 people dead.
“Our focus right now is on supporting the community and those affected by Sunday evening’s events,” the UFC said in a statement to MMAJunkie. “UFC 216 on Saturday, October 7 at T-Mobile Arena will proceed as scheduled until further notice.”
UFC president Dana White has also confirmed to the Las Vegas Review Journal that the UFC would be donating $1 million to the families affected by the tragedy. The broadcast this Saturday is to be dedicated to the victims.
— Dana White (@danawhite) October 2, 2017
UFC president Dana White tells me the organization will donate $1 million to the families of those affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas
— Adam Hill (@AdamHillLVRJ) October 2, 2017