UFC Commends Senate of Canada for Passing Bill S-209

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship® today applauded the Senate of Canada for passing Bill S-209, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (prize fights).

“The UFC thanks Senator Bob Runciman for introducing Bill S-209 and the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs for their work on this bill,” said UFC® Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright. “We are now one step closer to providing a consistent legislative framework for Canada and its provinces.”

The proposed bill is an amendment to Section 83(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada, regulating prize fighting. The suggested amendmentwould clarify the propriety of promoting mixed martial events throughout Canada. The bill must now pass through the House of Commons in the Fall before it can come into force.

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