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The Bucks' new arena is set to open later this summer. (PHOTO: Optical Legacy Media)

New Bucks arena will host UFC event in December

The Milwaukee Bucks frequently have touted that their new arena will be home to more than just basketball – from music acts to hockey games – and on Saturday they announced another big-time event.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is coming to the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center on Dec. 15, when the state-of-the-art arena will host the top mixed martial artists in the world. The on-sale date for tickets to see the can't-miss-action inside the hallowed Octagon will be announced soon.

"We are thrilled to bring the UFC to our new arena as we continue to deliver the best in sports and entertainment to Milwaukee," said WESC General Manager Raj Saha. "Milwaukee has a deep-rooted history in mixed martial arts as many UFC champions and fighters have trained here. It is going to be a great night of fights."

The fight card for the UFC event also will be announced soon.

The $524 million new arena is set to hold a grand opening celebration on Aug. 26.

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