Ireland’s Paul Redmond (10-5) will travel the short distance to Glasgow to take on Scotland’s own Robert Whiteford (11-2) at the UFC’s debut show in ‘The Land of the Brave’ on July 18th.
Redmond made his UFC debut earlier this year in Poland as a very late replacement. It was also his first fight at featherweight and the late notice was obviously too much for the Dubliner as he failed to make weight and lost via unanimous decision to Mirsad Bektic. This time however the 28-year-old will have the benefit of a full training camp and is looking the impress.
“I’m there to finish it,” said Redmond via a press release. “I want to get it finished before it goes to the judges. I’m out there to win and make a statement. And to do that in Glasgow would be really special.”
32-year-old Whiteford is currently 1-1 in the UFC. He lost his debut to Jim Hettes but then bounced back and beat Daniel Pineda a few months later. That was over a year ago and the Scottish fighter is looking forward to returning in front of his home nation.
“It’s going to be absolutely tremendous walking out there in front of thousands of home fans. I don’t think I have the words to do it justice just how much it means. It’s so much more than a dream come true.”
UFC Glasgow takes place July 18th and tickets are on general sale Friday, May 29th.