Last year, and after years of lobbying, the sport of mixed martial arts was legalised in New York State, opening the door to the UFC and various other organisations holding MMA events within its borders.
Since its legalisation the UFC has already hosted two events within the state. UFC 205, perhaps the biggest event he promotion has ever put on, was followed by a more low-key event in Albany in December while in just over three weeks’ time, UFC 208 will kick off from the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn — and the organisation has just announced one more.
For the first time in two decades, the UFC is coming to Buffalo, New York. The Keybank Centre will play host to UFC 2010, an event which will open its door on April 8th. The UFC announced the event on the UFC Fight Night Phoenix broadcast on Sunday.
This will be the UFC’s first event in Buffalo since UFC 7, an event headlined by a 33-minute draw between Ken Shamrock and Oleg Taktarov and proved to be the final New York event promoted by the UFC until last November’s UFC 205.
No matches have yet been announced for the card but you can expect those to begin to trickle out over the course of the next few weeks.