The move towards running an event in Wisconsin is a quick one for the UFC, as the state only passed a law regulating the sport less than one month ago. Unlike other states, Wisconsin's law sailed through the legislative process in short order, going from bill to law in just a few months and with little political backlash.
With the company having booked dates up until August, a possible event would likely be in the fall of 2010 at the earliest.
Ratner did not indicate if such an event would be a Fight Night card or a pay-per-view, but with a seating capacity of 20,000, the arena, which is the home for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, seems a more likely fit for a major pay-per-view events, as the UFC has favored smaller arenas for Fight Night events.
Colorful heavyweight striker Pat Barry -- who has reportedly signed to face Mirko Cro Cop in June -- and submission wizard Eric Schafer are among the UFC fighters with links to Milwaukee.
The news should make Midwest MMA fans happy, as the UFC hasn't visited the region since UFC 96 in Columbus, Ohio.