UFC 95, 96 locations announced

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed two more pay-per-view events for early 2009, although no bouts have been announced yet for either event.

On Feb. 21, the promotion will head back to the O2 Arena in London for UFC 95. The UFC's ventures into Ireland and the U.K. have started to pick up in frequency. UFC 89 was the promotion's most recent stop in the U.K., where Michael Bisping defeated Chris Leben in the main event in Birmingham, England. UFC 93 -- headlined by Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson -- is scheduled for Jan. 17 in Dublin, Ireland.

The MMA juggernaut heads back to Columbus, Ohio for its yearly stop as the city also welcomes the Arnold Sports Festival. UFC 96 will mark the promotion's third consecutive year running an event on the same weekend as the gigantic fitness expo that draws thousands of people to Columbus.

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