UFC heads to Fresno for Fight Night event on December 9th

Get the Full StoryThe Octagon will be making a first-time appearance in Fresno, California in December. There are five UFC events to look forward to in the final month of 2017, and now we know the location and venue for the Fight Night card that s long been planned for December 9th.

Over the weekend, the UFC announced that they ll be going to the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California for an FS1-televised show. It s the first time that the UFC has ever been to the city, although that venue has previously held Strikeforce and Bellator MMA shows. Tickets go on sale October 20th, and no fights have been announced as of yet.

Fight fans will have a couple of viewing options that particular evening, as December 9th is also the date of Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux, which airs live on ESPN from the Madison Square Garden Theater.

Here s the full UFC event schedule for December:

December 1st Fri - TUF 26 Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada Fox Sports 1 December 2nd Sat - UFC 218 in Detroit, Michigan PPV December 9th Sat - UFC Fight Night in Fresno, California Fox Sports 1 December 16th Sat - UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada FOX December 30th Sat - UFC 219 in Las Vegas, Nevada PPV