It’s finally happening.

Today, at a ceremony with much fanfare in the hallowed halls of Madison Square Garden, the Governor of New York State signed the bill into law that once and for all legalized professional mixed martial arts. And moments after Governor Andrew Cuomo took to the podium to extol the virtues of the sport,  UFC boss Lorenzo Fertitta announced that the UFC would be holding an event at MSG on November 12.


Here are some of the UFC fighters (note: they’re New Yorkers) who got spiffed up and attended today’s shindig.

Congrats to these New Yorkers! They did it! #MMA2NY

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Oh look, here’s Ronda Rousey at the podium, too.