For the first time the Ultimate Fighting Championship will visit Rio Rancho, NM.
UFC Fight Night 167 will take place February 15th at the Santa Ana Star Center. Like other Fight Night events it will be streamed on ESPN+.
No fights where announced, but former flyweight title challenger, Ray Borg versus Rogerio Bontorin is rumored for the card. Names like former flyweight title challenger John “The Magician” Dodson & “Groovy” Landon Vannata have also been associated with the event.
The UFC last visited New Mexico in June of 2014 for UFC Fight Night 42. Which took place at Tingley Coliseum. The main event saw Benson Henderson submit Ruston Khabilov by rear naked choke in the forth round.
New Mexico is home to former women’s Bantamweight champion Holly Holm, inaugural women’s Flyweight champion Nicco Montano, former WEC & interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit, original TUF winner Diego Sanchez, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means.
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