I had been waiting with anticipation for an announcement about the UFC returning to my neck of the woods, and I finally have that answer today.
According to a tweet from Dana White, the UFC will return to “The Garden State” later this year. “Our 3rd FOX fight May 5th at the IZOD Center in New Jersey will feature Nate Diaz vs Jim Miller!!! Nate = 3 sub and 5 FON Jim = 3 SON!!” White clearly has some big expectations for this fight, and I do too! Miller is fresh off his win over Melvin Guillard and is cementing his status as a top contender for the lightweight title, and having a chance to show his stuff in his backyard against another warrior like Nate Diaz means we are definitely in for a war.
No other matches have been announced yet, but we can assume we will see some more guys from AMA, as well as some fighters from Team Serra Longo, Kurt Pellegrino’s camp, and a few others hopefully.