UFC News: UFC 88 on September 6

It appears that UFC 88 will take place on September 6 in Atlanta.  MMAmania.com reports:

UFC 88 will likely take place in Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday, September 6, setting up the first show for the promotion inside the “Peach State” in more than a decade.

In fact, UFC 11: “The Proving Ground” (September 1996) and UFC 13: “The Ultimate Force” (May 1997) were the only to shows ever held in Georgia, which took place at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta.

No specific venue was identified; however it’s speculated that the pay-per-view (PPV) event will be held at the Philips Arena — home of the NBAs Atlanta Hawks and NHLs Atlanta Thrashers. The $213.5 million facility can hold approximately 18,500 screaming mixed martial arts maniacs.

The UFC has made a big push in recent years to explore new areas and revisit others. For example, UFC Fight Night 13 earlier this year was held in Colorado — the first time since the early days back from 1993 to 1995.

On the international stage, the UFC has held recent events in England, Ireland and Canada, and will look to target Germany, the Philippines and Australia, specifically, in the months ahead.

I will be interested to see the fights coming for this event…stay tuned and keep checking my “Upcoming Events” page as I keep it updated regularly with fights that are being scheduled.  UFCblogger has one of the best and most updated and comprehensive upcoming fights list.  If this pans out there will be two UFC events in September as Ultimate Fight Night 14 should appear September 17th to kick of The Ultimate Fighter 8: Mir vs. Nogueira.   Dana White and Joe Silva will be busy match making.

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