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