The Ultimate Fighting Championship has today released information about the official weigh-ins ahead of UFC Fight Night Dublin. The event will be FREE but tickets must be obtained in advance of the event, which is expected to draw thousands of mixed martial arts fans to Ireland's largest indoor arena The O2.

Free tickets will be available via on general release at 10am on Friday 4th July, with special access afforded to UFC Fight Club members a day earlier on July 3rd. The event will begin at 4pm on Friday 18th July, the day before the fights, and doors will open at 2.30pm sharp.

UFC Fight Night Dublin will be headlined by Dublin's own Conor McGregor, who faces the challenge of Brazilian slugger Diego Brandao. The card will also feature Irish fighters Cathal Pendred, Paddy Holohan and Neil Seery, while Icelandic fighter Gunni Nelson competes in the night's co-main event against tough US fighter Zak Cummings.

The full card for the event is:


Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brandao (Featherweight)

Gunnar Nelson vs. Zak Cummings (Welterweight)

Brad Pickett vs. Ian McCall (Flyweight)

Norman Parke vs. Naoyuki Kotani (Lightweight)


TBA vs. Ilir Latifi (Light Heavyweight)

Neil Seery vs. Phil Harris (Flyweight)

Cathal Pendred vs. Mike King (Middleweight)

Tor Troeng vs. Trevor Smith (Middleweight)

Cody Donovan vs. Nikita Krylov (Light Heavyweight)

Patrick Holohan vs. Josh Sampo (Flyweight)

In other UFC Dublin news, the official weigh in for the event will be open to the public on Friday 18th July. You can see the full event on Setanta and 3e (part of the TV3 network). The prelim card will be shown live exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, fans can sign up to to receive a free 7 day trial.