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UFC Long Island events schedule

The UFC has nine active Long Island fighters on its roster. Meet the Island's gentlemen of the octagon as UFC Long Island at Nassau Coliseum approaches on July 22. Six of them will be fighting that night in the first UFC card in Long Island history. (Newsday/Chris Ware, Mark La Monica, Megan Miller)

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

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

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

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