The UFC is coming to Long Island for the first time later this year.
UFC on FOX 25 will take place at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. on July 22, the promotion announced.
Newsday first reported the news Friday.
No fights have been announced for the card just yet.
Long Island has long been home to some of the best fighters in the UFC. From former champions Matt Serra and Chris Weidman, who fights Gegard Mousasi next weekend on April 8, to Aljamain Sterling, Ryan LaFlare and Gian Villante, among others. Safe to expect some of those names on the card.
The renovated Coliseum, which was home to the NHL’s New York Islanders for 43 years before moving to Brooklyn, N.Y. in 2015, officially reopens next week following a 20-month $165 million renovation.
The event will mark the promotion’s fifth event in the state since MMA legalized the sport last year.
Source:: mma fighting