UFC Tabs November 12 for Madison Square Garden Mega Event in New York City

By Mike Fridley Apr 14, 2016
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s renewed relationship with the Big Apple now has a date.

The promotion revealed Thursday morning after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to legalize and regulate mixed martial arts in New York that it will host a pay-per-view card at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12. No matchups were announced for the event.

“I want to thank Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, Senator Joe Griffo and the many other leaders in the state of New York for legalizing and regulating the sport of mixed martial arts,” said UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. “Our commitment to bringing incredible live events to New York starts immediately, as we’ve planned a major Pay-Per-View event at Madison Square Garden on November 12. It’s going to be a historic, monumental moment for this sport and our passionate fans when the Octagon finally arrives in New York.”

The UFC also announced that it would reveal plans for a second event in Upstate New York by the end of 2016.

“Today marks a great day for both MMA fans and New York,” stated Joel Fisher, executive vice president, Marquee Events and Operations, The Madison Square Garden Company. “We think it’s only fitting that the first UFC event is taking place at The World’s Most Famous Arena and look forward to these world-class athletes becoming part of The Garden’s storied history.”


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