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At long last, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is finally coming to New York after a longheld ban on sanctioned professional mixed martial arts in the state. New York governor Anthony Cuomo signed a bill into law in April that legalized MMA, the final state to do so. Better late than never. The UFC will celebrate by bringing arguably the grandest card in mixed martial arts history to Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12. The top of the UFC 205 event will feature three title fights, an extreme rarity for the UFC. Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will defend his belt against featherweight champion Conor McGregor, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will put his title on the line against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will attempt to defend her title against fellow Polish striker Karolina Kowalkiewicz. History could be made as Irish superstar McGregor will look to become the first…

The UFC will be coming at viewers in full force this December. The month will feature four events: three title fights and a plethora of talented mixed-martial artists clashing head-to-head. The biggest event of the month, and arguably the year, will be UFC 194 on Dec. 12 when Brazilian Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo (25-1) will look to defend his title against Irish challenger Conor McGregor (18-2). The event will also feature Middleweight Champion and Long Island native Chris Weidman (13-0), looking to defend his belt against Luke Rockhold (14-2). This event will cap a string of UFC cards taking place over three consecutive days. Aldo’s lone loss came in 2005 while fighting for the Brazilian Jungle Fight promotion. Since being awarded the title of the UFC featherweight division’s inaugural champion in 2010, Aldo has defended his title seven times against top-notch opponents like Chad Mendes, Frankie Edgar and Ricardo Lamas.…