UFC Announces November 12th Card For Madison Square Garden
By FCF Staff
After New York State Governer Andrew Cuomo officially signed off on pro MMA in the state, the UFC has announced it will hold an event at the iconic Madison Square Garden on November 12th. In addition, the promotion plans to hold another event in Upstate New York before the year is out.
No details regarding the November 12th card were provided.
In the UFC’s official announcement, UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta was quoted saying:
“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 hasn’t held an event in New York State since 1995, when UFC 7 took place in Buffalo.