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

Invicta FC 18 Results: Alexa Grasso Dominates Jodie Esquibel, Agnieszka Niedźwiedź Remains Unbeaten

  • 28 days ago
  • 113 views

On Friday, July 29, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel from the historic Scottish Rite Temple. read news >>

UFC 201 Fight Card: PPV Schedule, Odds and Predictions for Lawler vs. Woodley

  • 27 days ago
  • 16 views

Robbie Lawler's third welterweight title defense headlines the card for UFC 201 at Atlanta's Philips Arena on Saturday night. The champion has endured some gruelling recent bouts and faces a skilled read news >>

UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 Video Promo Released… And it is Ominous

  • 26 days ago
  • 511 views

The UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 video promo was unleashed during Saturday night's pay-per-view, and it is ominous! read news >>

Yair Rodriguez vs. Alex Caceres: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 24 days ago
  • 7 views

The UFC is unrelenting in its 2016 schedule, and Salt Lake City is next on the list. The main event for this Saturday's Fight Night 92 features talented featherweights Alex Caceres and Yair Rodriguez read news >>

UFC 202 Pre-Fight Press Conference Video Replay: McGregor and Diaz Camp Have Altercation

  • 9 days ago
  • 38 views

The headliners of Saturday's UFC 202 pay-per-view event, Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, Anthony Johnson, and Glover Teixeira, fielded questions from the media on Wednesday. read news >>

From UFC Gym to UFC 202: Florida Welterweight Debuts on Las Vegas Pay-Per-View

  • 9 days ago
  • 9 views

Mike Perry couldn't even take advantage. He had to sit there and watch everyone else do it for him. "I get these buffet cards. You get a free buffet," Perry said. "My coaches use them. I can't even u read news >>

UFC Announces Return to Belfast, Lays Out Remainder of 2016 Schedule

  • 7 days ago
  • 6 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the remainder of its schedule for 2016 at Friday's UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 press conference in Las Vegas. read news >>

Trips to NY, Brazil, Mexico City, Toronto highlight remainder of 2016 UFC schedule

  • 8 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC President Dana White informed fans and media of a stacked schedule of 11 shows that will close out 2016 in locales around the globe, including a second trip to New York, Brazil, Toronto, Manchest read news >>

UFC 202 Fight Card: PPV Schedule, Odds and Predictions for Diaz vs. McGregor 2

  • 6 days ago
  • 11 views

There might not be a title on the line at UFC 202, but the stakes are still incredibly high. The main event, of course, will put Conor McGregor's star power on the line as he looks to avenge his only read news >>

UFC 202: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

  • 6 days ago
  • 96 views

UFC 202 is scheduled for Saturday. The pay-per-view show is headlined by a rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor. The pair previously squared off in March, when Diaz earned the victory via sec read news >>