The UFC comes to Long Island for the first time on July 22 at the renovated Nassau Coliseum with a card loaded with local fighters.

UFC Long Island airs on Fox, starting with prelims at 6 p.m. and the main card at 8 p.m. Fight Pass prelims start at 4 p.m.

But first, there must be some promotional events to hype the card and give the fans a chance to see the fighters.

Thursday, July 20

Open workouts will be held at UFC Gym in New Hyde Park (2020 Jericho Turnpike) beginning at 11:30 a.m. They are free and open to the public.

11:30 a.m.: Kelvin Gastelum

Noon: Darren Elkins

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12:30 p.m.: Patrick Cummins

1 p.m.: Dennis Bermudez

1:30 p.m.: Gian Villante

2 p.m.: Chris Weidman

Friday, July 21


Ceremonial weigh-ins will start at 6 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, July 22

The fights, a ticketed event, start at 4 p.m.

After parties

Chris Weidman: Parlay Gastropub in Rockville Centre

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Ryan LaFlare and Chris Wade: Tropix on Freeport’s Nautical Mile