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UFC on FX Lands in Atlantic City on June 22

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff


The UFC will return to Atlantic City for the first time in over 7 years when the land there on June 22 for the next UFC on FX event.

The new event was announced during Tuesday’s broadcast of UFC Tonight on Fuel TV.

The last event the UFC held in Atlantic City took place on June 5, 2008 for UFC 53: Heavy Hitters.

The event was headlined by a UFC heavyweight title fight between then champion Andrei Arlovski and opponent, the late Justin Eilers.

The card also featured Rich Franklin capturing the UFC middleweight title as he defeated the late Evan Tanner in the co-main event.

The event took place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, but there’s been no confirmation on the location for the June 22 event.

The card will be the third UFC on FX event for 2012.

  • Triggerman99

    Does anyone else find it creepy that 2 fighters who fought at the last event in Atlantic City are now dead? If I was a UFC fighter, I’m not so sure I’d be chomping at the bit to fight on this card.

    No disrespect to the deceased intended, that’s just a very strange coincidence to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.mcguire1 jeffmcguire

    It’s about time they came back to Atlantic City. surprised it took this long for the the UFC to come back. They used to have a lot of shows here in the past and they just stopped all of a sudden.