The mixed martial arts bill in New York State was legalized today in New York City by Governor Andrew Cuomo and following the signing of the bill, the UFC has announced that the November 12 pay-per-view (UFC 205) will come from Madison Square Garden.
Along with announcing that UFC 205 will be coming from Madison Square Garden, the UFC announced they will be adding another live event for a fight card to be held in upstate New York before the end of the year.
“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.”
More information on UFC 205 will be released by the promotion in the coming weeks.