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Wyoming has become the 46th state in the U.S to legalize the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

House Bill 87 which called for the creation of a state mixed martial arts board to oversee and regulate MMA bouts, was unanimously voted for yesterday by Wyoming’s Senate and House Of Representatives.

With this bill passed that leaves just three qualifying states (Alaska doesn’t count due to the lack of a governing body) left on the list: Vermont, Connecticut and of course the last sleeping giant – New York.

On that note, the chances of New York legalizing the sport were boosted yesterday when Assemblyman Bob Reilly, MMA’s most outspoken critic, announced yesterday that he won’t run for re-election in the state.

There’s still strong opposition to the sport being legalized in New York from the Culinary Union however, so this is by no means the end of the matter.