Earlier this year, the state of New York announced the legalization of mixed martial arts. Since the big announcement, MMA promotions from around the country have been lining up and attempting to schedule events in The Big Apple.
The latest promotion to join the fun is World Series of Fighting.
Over the weekend, WSOF announced its first New York City show will come on Dec. 31 when they invade The Theater at Madison Square Garden, pending final approval from the New York State Athletic Commission.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring our exciting, world championship live event series to The Big Apple, where fans have been anxiously waiting for years, for live, professional MMA action to be able to happen in their city,” said World Series of Fighting CEO Carlos Silva while making the announcement.
“We have been working diligently with the staff at the New York State Athletic Commission as well as the executives at Madison Square Garden to complete all of the necessary steps to make this historic and great event happen on New Year’s Eve.”
There is no word on what fighters will be part of the event — which will air on NBC — but announcements are expected in the coming weeks.