UFC Shanghai moved from China, now targeted for Las Vegas

UFC Shanghai is no longer.

Originally expected to take place Dec. 9 in China, UFC Fight Night 233 will now take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas for reasons not yet known.

Two people with knowledge of the switch recently informed MMA Junkie of the move but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. MMA manager Shu Hirata, of On The Road Management, was first to reveal the switch on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

Additionally, the four Road to UFC bouts expected to take place on the undercard will no longer be a part of the Dec. 9 event. There is no public reschedule date at this time.

It’s also unclear if any other bouts originally planned for this event will be effected due to the switch of locations. There were numerous Asia-based fighters on tap, so travel issues could emerge.

Absent the Road to UFC bouts, the UFC Fight Night lineup for Dec. 9 now includes:

  • Chris Gutierrrez vs. Song Yadong

  • Andre Muniz vs. Jun Yong Park

  • Nasrat Haqparast vs. Jamie Mullarkey

  • Carlos Hernandez vs. Tatsuro Taira

  • Brendson Ribeiro vs. Mingyang Zhang

  • Su Mudaerji vs. Allan Nascimento

  • Hyun Sung Park vs. Shannon Ross

  • Kevin Jousset vs. Song Kenan

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for the UFC Fight Night 233.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie