SSE Hydro. Photo: rbrough/Flickr.

The UFC is understood to be planning a return to Glasgow, Scotland with plans underway to hold the show in July later this year.

First revealed by Starsport, multiple sources have confirmed that the SSE Hydro in Glasgow will be the venue as it was when Scotland hosted the UFC for the first time in July 2015.

The first show, UFC Fight Night 72 which took place nearly two years ago featured a main event of current middleweight champion Michael Bisping taking on Brazilian Thales Leites. The Brit would take a close split decision and this fight was essential in his march to the title that continued into 2016.

The card also featured Scottish fighters Joanne Calderwood and Stevie Ray as well as a co-main event between Ross Pearson and Evan Dunham.

Although no names have yet been announced for the card, homegrown UFC stars such as a returning Calderwood and recent signing light-heavyweight Paul Craig would be expected to feature heavily.

With the UFC returning to the UK next week with a big show set for the O2 Arena in London and now a second visit to Scotland in July, it’s clear that the British market is a continuing part of the UFC’s plans for growth.

James Elliott, the UFC’s vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said recently, “Our 2017 event calendar is still being finalised however, we are always looking to return to markets where there is a strong fan base and the UK is no doubt one of our key markets in Europe.”

Although no further information is available, MMA Plus will bring you all the news and fighter announcements as they happen.