The UFC’s first card in New York State since 1995 is official, as today the promotion announced it will hold an event on November 12th, at Madison Square Garden. The news comes not long after New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to sanction pro MMA in the jurisdiction.
No information, in terms of who will be fighting was announced, but the UFC has also confirmed it plans to hold another event in Upstate New York this year.
UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta was quoted saying this in the promotion’s announcement.
“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. 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.”
There you go. It’s a big day for MMA.