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Deal signed for London’s first UFC Gym to open in 2023

A UFC Gym ® is set to open in a new development, The Arc in Shoreditch, (UFC Gym)
A UFC Gym ® is set to open in a new development, The Arc in Shoreditch, (UFC Gym)

Workers and residents near Old Street station will soon have a new place to do kickboxing, Jiu-jitsu and other classes, with a deal just inked for London to get its first UFC Gym.

It is a brand extension of UFC, the world-famous mixed martial arts organisation, and this 7,500 square feet site marks its third UFC Gym in the UK.

Since debuting in 2009, UFC Gym has opened more than 170 locations.

The latest club will open this Summer within The Arc, a new offices and homes scheme on City Road developed by Belgium-headquartered property firm Ghelamco.

As well as offering various classes and having best-in market fitness equipment, the branch will also include a cafe and physiotherapy facilities.

Tom Burke, head of openings at UFC Gym UK said “London was an obvious target location”. Marie-Julie Gheysens, head of UK, international business development at family-owned Ghelamco said she is pleased to be “working with a brand recognised globally for its pioneering approach to fitness as we both launch our first London sites”.