The UFC will host its first event in Ireland since 2015 with a 'Fight Night' at the 3Arena on Saturday 15 August.

The event will be the fourth in Dublin from the Mixed Martial Arts world's leading promoters, following shows in 2009, 2014 and 2015.

Former fighter turned politician Paddy Holohan headlined the 2015 show, losing to Louis Smolka by submission.

No competitors have yet been announced but the Fight Nights are the UFC's second-tier events and would be extremely unlikely to feature pay-per-view stars like former two-weight champion Conor McGregor, who did beat Diego Brandao at the 2014 show in the capital as he climbed the rankings.

Donegal man Joseph Duffy, who handed McGregor his first professional defeat in 2010, is the other only active Irish fighter on the UFC roster but hasn't been in action since March 2019 as he battled injury.

UFC Senior Vice President, International and Content, David Shaw said: "We kicked off the year with a phenomenal comeback from Conor McGregor at UFC 246, and now we are thrilled to announce our return to Ireland after four-years.

"With Irish fans amongst the most passionate UFC supporters in the world, and Dublin being such an iconic global city, we can't wait to put on another world class event for our fans there."