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UFC 97 To Stay In Montreal

UFC officials Lorenzo Fertitta and Marc Ratner met with Canadian officials on Tuesday in hopes of keeping UFC 97 in Montreal and apparently cooler heads have prevailed. A deal has been reached to keep the stacked event in Montreal. This deal comes on the heels of the UFC making preparations to move UFC 97 to Las Vegas if a deal wasn’t be reached.

According to, a French-language website that has covered the situation, the UFC will prohibit foot stomps at the commission’s request, while elbow and knee strikes will be legal.

The commission’s current policies don’t apply to MMA and the policies do not provide regulations on the use of a cage. The Commission had to have considered how well UFC 83 did in Montreal, as it was attended by more than 21,000 people generating $5.1 million in ticket sales.