Bellator has also made several trips to Texas over the last year -- including stops in Grand Prairie, San Antonio, and Robstown. Bellator's CEO indicates return trips for the organization will likely occur for season three.
The southern part of the state is becoming an increasingly popular stop for MMA organizations. Four of the last six televised MMA events held in the state were located in South Texas. A largely untapped Hispanic market, keen on combative sports, is the obvious reason behind the focus of the region. South Texas has been home to multiple local promotions including organizations such as South Texas Fighting Championships, King of Kombat and now defunct Katana Fighting.
With that being said, it's no surprise that the UFC indicated that they are eyeing San Antonio or Austin to host UFC Fight Night 22 on Sept. 15. As originally reported by mmajunkie.com, UFC President Dana White indicated that the organization’s preference would be to host the event in Austin but San Antonio could get the event depending on venue availability.
“I wanted to let every one know the news! I'm fighting d Maia main event sep 15 in Austin!,” Belcher said via Twitter @alanbelcherufc.
All signs point to numerous opportunities for Texas fight fans to see the best MMA action in the coming years. Let’s hope a UFC trip to Cowboy Stadium is on the agenda.