UFC returns to Mexico City this month


2019 was the last time that the UFC traveled to Mexico for an event. And after a historic year for Mexican fighters in 2023, three native Mexican title holders to be exact, going back this year seemed like an obvious choice for the organization.

On Saturday, February 24th, the UFC will make its return to Mexico City with the main event of former flyweight champion, Brandon Moreno (21-7-2) versus Brandon Royval (15-7).  Both Moreno and Royval are rebounding from recent losses to current flyweight champion, Alexandre Pantoja.  


The co-main event is a rematch that everyone has been yearning for between former featherweight champion, Yair Rodriguez (16-4, 1NC) and Brandon Ortega (15-3, 1NC).  Their last fight in the summer of 2022 ended in a fourth-round TKO win for Rodriguez as Ortega suffered a shoulder injury in that fight.


Fan favorite, Raul Rosas Jr (8-1) is also on the main card as he looks to continue his win streak and rise to fame with a win against Ricky Turcios.  


UFC Fight Night: Mexico City is Saturday, February 24th at 9 pm CT, live from Arena CDMX, Mexico D.F. Mexico

The current UFC Mexico City lineup includes:

  • Amir Albazi vs. Brandon Moreno
  • Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez
  • Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Ricky Turcios
  • Edgar Chairez vs. Daniel Lacerda
  • Victor Altamirano vs. Felipe Dos Santos
  • Yazmin Jauregui vs. Sam Hughes
  • Jesus Aguilar vs. Mateus Mendonca
  • Chris Duncan vs. Manuel Torres
  • Denys Bondar vs. Luis Rodriguez
  • Muhammad Naimov vs. Erik Silva
  • Francisco Prado vs. Daniel Zellhuber

The UFC Mexico City fights will be live on ESPN sports

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