WWE Premium Live Event To Run In Partnership With UFC

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The partnership between WWE and UFC grows ever stronger.

It’s been announced that NXT Battleground will be held at the UFC Apex on Sunday, June 9th. The move marks another significant step in the relationship between the two companies that were officially merged together under the TKO Group banner back in September 2023.

The full WWE press release can be found below.


STAMFORD, Conn., April 22, 2024 – WWE, part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), in partnership with UFC today announced that NXT Battleground will emanate from UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 9. This marks the first-ever WWE event to be hosted at the state-of-the-art, 130,000-square foot event and production facility, which is home to UFC Fight Night events, Dana White’s Contender Series and more.

“We are always exploring new frontiers to showcase NXT and we are excited to bring Battleground to this world-class event and production facility in partnership with UFC,” said WWE Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative Shawn Michaels.

Limited NXT Battleground Priority Passes will soon be available through exclusive partner On Location, giving fans the chance to be ringside for every exhilarating moment, including premium seating, all-inclusive pre-show hospitality with WWE Superstar appearances, ringside photo opportunities, and much more. Starting today, fans can place a deposit to secure access ahead of the general public, as well as register for exclusive pre-sale opportunities. To learn more or to place a deposit, please visit

WWE Moved Battleground Following AEW Announcement

Back in March, it was reported that WWE would be moving Battleground from its originally scheduled slot on May 26th, and its original venue, the Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia.

The report came after AEW announced it would be returning to Las Vegas on May 26th for Double or Nothing.

NXT’s most recent PLE Stand & Deliver took place over WrestleMania weekend.