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Whiteford Meets Redmond on July 18

London, UK - On Saturday July 18, UFC® will make history when it hosts its first ever live event in Scotland and with thousands of fans already showing interest in tickets it is set t be an event not to miss.

UFC® FIGHT NIGHT GLASGOW will take place at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, and with just two months to go until the historic event, UFC® today confirmed that two fan favourites will be in action on the night.

Scotland's Robert “The Hammer” Whiteford will meet Ireland's Paul “Redser” Redmond in a featherweight bout which is sure to excite fans all over Scotland and Ireland, two nations known internationally for their love of mixed martial arts.

Redmond (10-5-0), who fights out of Dublin, Ireland and is the teammate of fellow UFC featherweight Neil “2Tap” Seery, comes into the fight off the back of a hard fought loss over Mirsad Bektic at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GONZAGA vs. CRO COP 2, having taken the fight on short notice as replacement for the injured Alan Omer. Following his defeat, Redmond vowed to put in a better performance next time around, this time with the benefit of a full training camp. The featherweight will undoubtedly be hoping that Irish fans opt to make the short journey across to Glasgow to support him on July 18.

“I think a lot of fans will travel to Scotland. It’s going to be as big as UFC Dublin but this time.in Glasgow. The crowd will be amazing and they’ll be getting behind their own fighters, I’m sure.

“I’m there to finish it. I want to get it finished before it goes to the judges. I’m out there to win and to make a statement. And to do that in Glasgow would be really special”.

Whiteford, meanwhile, trains out of The Griphouse gym in Glasgow and holds a professional record of 11-2-0. Whiteford has been out of action for more than a year, following his win over Daniel Pineda back in March 2014. From the moment UFC confirmed that it was set to host its debut event in Scotland, Whiteford made no secret of the fact that he would relish the opportunity to step inside the Octagon in front of a home crowd.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT GLASGOW will take place at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Saturday, July 18. UFC is yet to confirm who will headline the fight card, but with this being the organisation's first ever trip to Scotland, fans can expect a series of exciting bout announcements to follow in the coming weeks.

Tickets to UFC FIGHT NIGHT GLASGOW go on general sale on Friday, May 29 and 10:00 BST. Sun+ members will have an early opportunity to secure tickets on Wednesday, May 27 from 12:00 BST. Fans are encouraged to visit thesun.co.uk/sunufc to join Sun+.

UFC Fight Club® members will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets ahead of the crowd on Wednesday, May 27 at 10.00 BST via www.ufcfightclub.com.

Fans are advised to stay tuned for bout announcements and to follow @UFC_UK on twitter for all the latest updates regarding UFC FIGHT NIGHT GLASGOW.

To register your interest in tickets to UFC FIGHT NIGHT GLASGOW, visit the following link and complete your details: http://www.thessehydro.com/ufc-registration-for-the-sse-hydro.aspx

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