UFC Fight Night 123 Marks Promotion’s Fresno Debut on Dec. 9
By: Tristen Critchfield Sep 19, 2017
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will head to Fresno, Calif., for
the first time on Dec. 9.
The event, entitled UFC Fight Night 123, will take place at the
Save Mart Center. The card will air on Fox Sports 1 following early
prelims on UFC Fight Pass. No bouts were revealed for the
While the UFC will be making its inaugural journey to Fresno, the
city has hosted large mixed martial arts promotions in the past.
The now-defunct Strikeforce organization held multiple events at
the Save Mart Center beginning in 2006, while Bellator MMA last
traveled to Fresno for Bellator 156 on June 17, 2016.
The UFC has held 25 events in California in the past 11 years. Most
recently, the Las Vegas-based promotion brought the Octagon to
Anaheim, Calif., for UFC 214, which was headlined by a light
heavyweight title bout between Daniel
Cormier and Jon Jones.