UFC 69 slated for Texas on April 7

The UFC will hold its first-ever event in Texas on April 7, according to MMAWeekly.com.

UFC 69 was tentatively shceduled for Montreal, Canada, but according to Dana White the deal recently fell through.

Here's what he had to say a few days ago:

"There were a lot of different things that made that fight fall apart. I'm trying to regroup right now and figure out when we go to Canada."

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre (13-1) -- a native of Canada -- was supposed to headline the event in a rubbermatch with former champ Matt Hughes (40-5).

Hughes, however, expressed disinterest in fighting St. Pierre so soon after his defeat against "Rush" at UFC 65.

It was then rumored that former The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season one middleweight champion and rising star Diego Sanchez (17-0) would take his place.

Now, it appears that no fights are scheduled for the show in the Lone Star State.

While it would have been nice to see St. Pierre fight in front a hometown crowd, holding the fight in Texas seems like the next best thing.

The UFC, which will showcase an event (UFC 68) in Columbus, Ohio, for the first time on March 3, is doing a fine job of bringing cards to new locations outside of Sin City.

Kudos to Marc Ratner.

We'll update the UFC 69 fight card as soon as it becomes available.

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