This event will be the first UFC event hosted in New York City. It will also be the first UFC event hosted in the state of New York after the longtime professional MMA ban was revoked in early 2016. UFC 7 was the only event ever hosted in the state, taking place at Buffalo before the ban was created.
The UFC worked tirelessly to surpass the law that forbade professional mixed martial arts events in the state, including a drastic measure: they announced an event (UFC 197) for the Madison Square Garden, despite the ban still being in effect. However, it was announced that a preliminary injunction allowing the promotion to hold the event was denied by a federal judge. The event was eventually moved to Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Fight Nights (on Spike TV)
- UFC on Versus/UFC Live
- UFC on Fox
- UFC on FX
- UFC on Fuel TV
- Fight Nights (on FS1, FS2 or UFC Fight Pass)