The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s tentative schedule for 2012 continues to take shape.

According to Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the promotion Monday officially asked for the dates of Saturday, May 26, and Saturday, July 7, for pay-per-view events to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The request was issued through UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner.

Both dates fall in line with the type of schedule typically favored by the UFC, which traditionally holds fight cards around the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays. In 2011, UFC 130 “Rampage vs. Hamill” was held May 28, while UFC 132 “Cruz vs. Faber 2” took place July 2.

The May 26 event would be the third of the month for the Las Vegas-based organization. UFC on Fox 3 is set for May 5 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., with a lightweight bout between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller as the headliner. UFC on FX 3 will go down at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.; a main event has yet to be announced for that card.

As of now, no UFC events have been formally announced for July.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 207 lineup finalized again: Louis Smolka vs. Ray Borg opens main card on pay-per-view

  • 26 days ago
  • 9 views

With the promotion apparently unable to find a replacement opponent for Jessica Andrade, the main card for UFC 207 next week has a new configuration.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC 207 Fight Card: PPV Schedule, Odds and Predictions for Nunes vs. Rousey

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC is set to go out with a bang in 2016 as UFC 207's Friday card features two title fights and plenty of other intriguing bouts that will impact the respective divisions' title pictures. The who read news >>

'Groovy' Lando Vannata set to meet David Teymur at UFC 209 in Las Vegas

  • 18 days ago
  • 9 views

The UFC’s first 2017 pay-per-view in its Las Vegas home base is starting to build with the addition of a lightweight fight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 207: Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey Weigh-in Video Replay | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 41 views

The 20 fighters competing on Saturday's UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey pay-per-view fight card officially weighed in on Thursday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. read news >>

How to watch UFC 207 tonight with Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey on pay-per-view: Fight card, start time, online results

  • 17 days ago
  • 68 views

The UFC returns to Las Vegas tonight with UFC 206, and the year-end card includes the return of Ronda Rousey. Here’s how to watch.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Brock Lesnar Suspended 1 Year by USADA for Doping: Latest Details and Reaction

  • 11 days ago
  • 11 views

Brock Lesnar's brief return to the UFC last July has cost him once again, as the former heavyweight champion has been suspended for one year by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Per Marc read news >>

UFC 207 Drew Huge Pay-Per-View Number | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 days ago
  • 18 views

The numbers are in, and UFC 207: Numes vs. Rousey reportedly pushed the promotion beyond a million for the fifth time in 2016. read news >>

BJ Penn's UFC Hall of Fame Speech (Fight Night Phoenix Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 24 views

Check out former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn's Hall of Fame speech from July of 2015. He returns to the Octagon at UFC Phoenix on Jan. 15. read news >>

Two New Fights Added to Growing UFC 209 Fight Card | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 36 views

Two new bouts have been added to the UFC 209 pay-per-view fight card taking place on March 4 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. read news >>

Former UFC champ Brock Lesnar gets 1-year suspension from USADA

  • 11 days ago
  • 4 views

Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been given a one-year suspension for multiple drug failures in connection with his UFC 200 about against Mark Hunt.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>