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UFC 200 set for July 9, 2016 at new Las Vegas Arena

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The historic UFC 200 now has an official date and location.

The card will be held on July 9, 2016, and will be the company's first event at Las Vegas Arena.

UFC president Dana White formally announced the event Friday at the end of the Go Big press conference in Las Vegas.

While the UFC has made the MGM Grand Garden Arena and the Mandalay Bay Events Center the home for most of their major Sin City events over the years, the city's state of the art new arena is scheduled to open next April. Las Vegas Arena, which is currently being constructed on a lot behind the New York, New York casino near Interstate 15, will have a seating capacity of about 20,000 for combat sports events.

No fights have been announced for the card, although White did say the card will be in conjunction with next summer's International Fight Week.