The Ultimate Fighting Championship is coming to Fresno.
UFC Fight Night is set for Dec. 9 at the Save Mart Center and will air nationally on Fox Sports 1.
It will be the first trip to Fresno for UFC.
“California is a hotbed for MMA,” said Peter Dropick, UFC’s senior vice president of event development and operations, on choosing Fresno to host this event.
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Central San Joaquin Valley mixed martial arts fans routinely see shows presented by Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore and Selma-based 559 Fights.
The UFC card will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets go on sale Oct. 20 at the box office and at www.ticketmaster.com.