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New York Governor Signs Historic MMA Bill into Law; UFC Stars in Attendance

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Gov Andrew Cuomo and Ronda Rousey

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed mixed martial arts sanctioning into law in New York on Thursday. The UFC immediately followed with an announcement of its first event in the state since UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo took place in 1995. UFC 205 will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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With it being such a monumental day in mixed martial arts – New York was the final state in the U.S. to sanction MMA – the UFC was in attendance, with Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey taking the stage with Gov. Cuomo, as he signed the legislation.

(Video courtesy of Governor Cuomo)

The economics that go with this sport are undeniable. Congrats to the legislators for making it happen. #MMA2NY pic.twitter.com/mI4waYqmmF

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 14, 2016

We’re excited to begin a new chapter of MMA in the Empire State. #MMA2NY pic.twitter.com/oppq53anCC

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 14, 2016

(Photo courtesy of Governor Cuomo)

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