UFC targets Atlantic City for June event

Updated: February 6, 2012, 9:49 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

UFC is targeting Atlantic City, N.J., for a UFC on FX event that is expected to take place June 22, UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta confirmed to ESPN.com.

"Atlantic City is penciled in for this summer," Fertitta said.

The FX event is the second UFC card scheduled to take place within the state of New Jersey in 2012. Last month, the promotion announced the IZOD Center in East Rutherford will host UFC on Fox 3 on May 5.

The UFC has held six total events in Atlantic City, the most recent being UFC 53: Heavy Hitters at Boardwalk Hall in 2005.

No bouts have been announced yet for the June event.

Brett Okamoto covers mixed martial arts for ESPN.com.