Eight UFC events made official for 2013
The year may not be over yet, but FOX and the UFC have already released an immense list of events that will take place in 2013. The UFC looks to officially kick off the year with a January 19 UFC on FX: Brazil event, headlined by Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping. Shortly after the card is a Jan. 26th FOX card that will play host to the long awaited number one contenders fight between Donald Cerrone and former WEC champion Anthony Pettis. That bout has been in doubt due to an injury sustained by Pettis, but it seems to finally be set.
The UFC will then return to their home base in Vegas to feature the former lightweight champ, Frankie Edgar taking on featherweight champ, Jose Aldo on Feb. 2nd from the Mandalay Bay Events Center. From there on we see plenty of slots for potential headliners. That continues on until April 27th where we know Chael Sonnen is set to take on Jon Jones for the UFC light-heavyweight title after going at each other for a whole season of the Ultimate Fighter. As FOX ramps up its UFC events in 2013 on their networks, it looks to be a perfect platform to help recruit more fans to the sport.
|Saturday, Jan. 19||Brazil||UFC on FX: BELFORT vs. BISPING|
|Saturday, Jan. 26||United Center, Chicago, Ill.||UFC on FOX|
|Saturday, Feb. 2||Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nev.||UFC 156: ALDO vs. EDGAR**|
|Saturday, Feb. 16||International Event||UFC on FUEL TV|
|Saturday, April 20||City to be announced||UFC on FOX|
|Saturday, April 27||Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.||UFC: JONES vs. SONNEN**|
|Saturday, July 27||City to be announced||UFC on FOX|
|Saturday, Dec. 14||City to be announced||UFC on FOX|
In case this was not enough to convince you of the UFC’s increased Fox presence, they have also clarified that the list is unfinished. We can expect even more Fox, FX, and Fuel cards to be announced in the near future.
*Please note this is not the full 2013 schedule. Additional FX, FUEL TV and Pay-Per-View events and on-sale dates will be announced at a later time.