US: Judge grants UFC’s motion to transfer antitrust case to Nevada

A federal judge handed down his ruling on the UFC’s motion to change the location of its ongoing class-action, antitrust lawsuit from Northern California to Las Vegas, Nevada.

This was the first major ruling in the case filed last December by current and former fighters alleging monopolistic practices by the UFC in the MMA industry. The next major ruling – on the UFC’s pending motion to dismiss the case outright – now also moves to and will be argued in Nevada.

The UFC presented two main arguments for transferring the case: (1) Seven of 11 plaintiffs signed contracts (with forum selection clauses) requiring that the case be heard in Nevada and (2) Nevada is more convenient. The plaintiffs disputed each position but Judge Edward Davila was unpersuaded, finding for the UFC in both situations.

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