MMA coming to Nassau Coliseum for the 1st time

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It has been a year since in New York first lifted the ban on Mixed Martial Arts, and now the UFC is coming to the Nassau Coliseum this weekend.

News 12 Long Island's Erin Colton is in Farmingdale where some Long Island fighters are getting ready.

“This is like a bucket list moment for me as a fighter,” says Chris Wade, of Islip. “…It just doesn’t get any better than this.” 

Wade says being the first ever fight on a Long Island card is something he will always cherish.  

In the main event held on Saturday, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman headlines at home against Kelvin Gastelum. Plus, Lindenhurst’s Dennis Bermudez takes on Darren Elkins.

The doors open at the Coliseum at 3 p.m. and the main card will take place at 8 p.m.

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