Since the state of New York lifted its ban on MMA fighting in 2016, the UFC has made it an initiative to bring its shows (and their massive profits) to the Empire State.

Last November the world saw Conor McGregor become the first two-time UFC champion in Madison Square Garden. UFC 205 also saw the world's most famous venue set a live gate record of $17.7 million. 

The record-smashing event, which was the first since the lifting of the ban, served as a precursor to a series of successful UFC fights. 

Two months later UFC 208 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center set another gate record at $2.3 million, according to Forbes.  April 2017 saw UFC 210 set a $2 million record at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York
and a July UFC event held in Long Island saw gate reciepts total over $1 million, per MMAweekly. 

Could we see another record-breaking night when UFC 217 heads back to Madison Square on November 4? 

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