Next month, after years of political lobbying, the UFC will make its debut at one of America's great arenas - Madison Square Garden.
MMA had been banned in New York since 1997 but earlier this year the ban was lifted following a vote in the state assembly.
Such a historic event for the promotion deserves a suitable promo. That is what it got last night during UFC 204 in Manchester.
The card is set to be one of the greatest in UFC history. There are three title fights. Joanna Jedrzejczyk put her strawweight belt on the line against fellow Pole Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Tyson Woodley will make a first defence of his welterweight crown against Wonderboy Thompson. In the main event, Conor McGregor gets the opportunity to become the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two weight divisions when he faces lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.