UFC schedules event at Madison Square Garden for April of 2016

Monday, September 28, 2015

Today the UFC announced that they have scheduled an event to take place at Madison Square Garden on April 23rd 2016 and our confident it will happen:

Las Vegas ? UFC® today announced a series of important steps to bring mixed martial arts (MMA) events to New York.  These efforts include the scheduling of the organization’s first, professional MMA event in New York since the state’s ban in 1997.  This event will take place at Madison Square Garden on April 23, 2016 featuring UFC’s top champions competing with other world-class athletes inside the Octagon®. UFC is also taking additional steps through the federal courts to ensure the event’s success.
 
“We believe fight fans have waited long enough to experience live UFC events in the state of New York and we are thrilled to announce our first event at Madison Square Garden,” UFC Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Epstein said. “Professional MMA is legal around of the world and it is about time New York followed suit.”