The UFC made it’s first appearance in the Lonestar State in April of 2007 when they filled the Toyota center with 15,000 fans and set the live gate record.
If everything goes as planned, the UFC will return to Texas sometime during fall or winter of this year, this time in San Antonio. They have their eyes on the home of the Spurs at the AT&T Center or if they run into scheduling conflicts there, the UFC also mentioned Freeman Coliseum which is located next door as a possibility.
“San Antonio is very much on our radar,” said Marc Ratner, vice president of government and regulatory affairs for the UFC. “If we can make it work, it will happen.” Sometime between September and December are the dates the UFC is looking at.
San Antonio has been considered predominantly a boxing town however Ratner is not worried and feels they could draw fans from all over south Texas and the state. “With the right fight, absolutely it would work there,” he said. “We’re bullish on San Antonio.”
There’s no word of who might appear on the San Antonio card, however with a UFC event in Texas, there is one person that is almost guaranteed a slot (if they are still with the organization by then) and that is the Texas Crazy Horse.
By: Jack Bratcher