by MMAWeekly.com Staff
It looks like the Ultimate Fighting Championship may be headed to its home turf for a Nov. 21 event.
The promotion has requested the pre-Thanksgiving weekend date from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Executive Director Keith Kizer Monday confirmed in a posting on popular Internet message board The Underground. The commission’s website also confirms the event as targeted for the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
The event is subject to approval by the commission.
The promotion made overtures towards a November event in Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden during an informational hearing for Massachusetts legislators in April. The Northeastern city was one of three on a short list of immediate targets, including Toronto and New York City.
Recently confirmed by UFC president Dana White was UFC 104, set to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with headliners Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.