It appears as though the UFC is going to make its first visit to the Detroit area since 1996 on Nov. 20. That date has reportedly been requested for UFC 123 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, which would feature a headlining match between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Lyoto Machida.
According to Dr. James Weber, chair of the Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission, the UFC has inked the date and will bring to town some of its best fighters.
"My understanding is that it is a done deal," Weber said Tuesday. "Detroit deserves this. It is a boxing and MMA town. It would be a great boost to the economy and represents the character, fight and will of the people in this area. It is a dream of mine come true."
UFC 9 was the organization's last visit to Detroit. It was held at Cobo Hall and featured Ken Shamrock getting beat by Dan Severn.