As UFC President Dana White announced on his official Twitter account the UFC will make its return to Boston, MA on August 17 for their first fight card on the FOX Sports 1 network. The fight card will take emanate from the TD Garden.
We are FINALLY going back to Boston at the TD Garden on Aug 17th for the launch of FOX Sports 1!! We are bringing a SICK card
— Dana White (@danawhite) March 29, 2013
UFC lightweight and Massachusetts native Joe Lauzon has already asked for a fight on the card and more are sure to follow.
The last time the UFC was in Boston, it was UFC 118 in August 2010. Headlining the card was a lightweight championship rematch between Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn. Randy Couture fought James Toney in the co-main event and defeated him via first round arm-triangle.
A month ago executives from the FOX Sports Network announced that their first 24-hour sports would debut on August 17. The date also coincides with the 20th anniversary of FOX Sports. The channel will be available in 90 million homes and is set to feature Nascar, UFC, soccer, college sports and baseball.
The event is expected to be dubbed “UFC on FS1 1″.