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Action Shots from UFC 208 at Barclays Center on Saturday, February 11, 2017

The World Series of Fighting made its New York State debut on New year's Eve at Madison Square Garden.

The Barclays Center prepares to host its first professional MMA card.

Heavyweights Smealinho Rama and Jake Heun square off on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Madison Square Garden. Rama won via TKO in the second round.

New York State Athletic Commission officials get ready for UFC MMA action on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Barclays Center.

Jon Fitch (l.) defends his welterweight title against Jake Shields (r.) at  WSOFNYC on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Madison Square Garden. Fitch won a unanimous decision.

Long Island, NY's own Chris Weidman, the #4 ranked middleweight in UFC, is on hand for Brooklyn's MMA debut on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Barclays Center the second UFC card in New York City since the sport was legalized last September.

 In one of the night's co-main events, Justin Gaethje (l.) defends his lightweight crown against Luiz Firmino (r.).  The fight was eventually stopped and Gaethje awarded the victory at the end of the third round between rounds due to doctor stoppage.

New York State Athletic Commission officials inspect a fighter before he jumps into the ring at UFC 208 on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Barclays Center.

 In one of the night's co-main events, Justin Gaethje (l.) defends his lightweight crown against Luiz Firmino (r.).  The fight was eventually stopped and Gaethje awarded the victory at the end of the third round between rounds due to doctor stoppage.

New York State Athletic Commission Commissioners, doctors and staff at octagon-side witnessing the action at UFC 208 at Barclays Center on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

 In one of the night's co-main events, Justin Gaethje (l.) defends his lightweight crown against Luiz Firmino (r.).  The fight was eventually stopped and Gaethje awarded the victory at the end of the third round between rounds due to doctor stoppage.

All-time MMA great Anderson Silva (l.) faced off against Derek Brunson (r.) on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Barclays Center. After his win via decision, Silva said, "It has always been my dream to fight in New York."

 In one of the night's co-main events, Justin Gaethje (l.) defends his lightweight crown against Luiz Firmino (r.).  The fight was eventually stopped and Gaethje awarded the victory at the end of the third round between rounds due to doctor stoppage.

Germaine de Randamie (l.) and Holly Holm (r.) square off for the newly-created UFC women's featherweight title on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in the main event. De Randamie scored a decision over Holm.