(José Youngs/The MMA Corner)UFC Announces First Ever New York Event on Nov. 12 at MSG José Youngs April 14, 2016 News, Spotlight, UFC Following today’s bill signing by Governor Andrew Cuomo to legalize and regulate professional mixed martial arts in the state of New York, the UFC almost immediately announced it’s plans to host a major event at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 12. UFC fighterss Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey, Chris Wade, Aljamain Sterling, Dennis Bermudez, Ryan LaFlare and Gian Villante joined UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta at the signing of the landmark bill. #MMA2NY is OFFICIAL!!! pic.twitter.com/qY86hnszy6 — UFC (@ufc) April 14, 2016 “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. “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.” Additionally, the UFC is expected to announced additional live events in upstate New York before the end of the year. These events will be held in cities such as Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica and Albany, in addition to Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center. “Today marks a great day for both MMA fans and New York,” said Joel Fisher, executive vice president, Marquee Events and Operations, The Madison Square Garden Company. “We think it’s only fitting that the first UFC event is taking place at The World’s Most Famous Arena and look forward to these world-class athletes becoming part of The Garden’s storied history.” More information about the upcoming live event at Madison Square Garden will be announced in the weeks to come.