Conor McGregor’s featherweight championship unification bout with Jose Aldo is reportedly targeted for UFC 194, on December 5th this year at the AT&T stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
It was reported on Friday by Kevin Iole over at Yahoo Sports.
Formerly known as Cowboys Stadium, an event in Dallas’ AT&T stadium would prove to be the biggest event in the UFC’s history in terms of capacity and gate revenue.
According to the report:
“MGM Resorts officials booked the Bocelli concert for Dec. 5 in its Grand Garden, the same night that UFC 194 will be held. Assuming his rib injury is sufficiently healed, the UFC plans to have the hotly anticipated Aldo-McGregor match headline that card. As a result, the MGM wanted to move the UFC card across Las Vegas Boulevard to Mandalay Bay.”
Due to the limited capacity of the Mandalay Bay Events Center, which can hold around 12,000 people, and with the fight trending to be one of the biggest promoted by the company, the UFC have targeted the Dallas stadium which can hold up to a 100,000 capacity.
There is no word yet on how the stadium would be configured for the event, if it is to take place, but the last combat sports event to be held in the AT&T stadium was Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey which had an attendance of 41,843, well short of the 50,994 that was announced initially, but still a huge feat for combat sports.