The Ultimate Fighting Championship and the Fox Sports Media Group have announced their broadcast schedule for the upcoming year. There will be four UFC on Fox events, the first one in 2013 to be held in January in Chicago. The other UFC on Fox events take place in April, July and December.
In addition to the Fox cards, there will be several live events on FX and Fuel throughout the year.
And let us not forget another season of The Ultimate Fighter on FX which premieres in January.
Here’s the UFC on Fox press release and a look at some of the schedule highlights for 2013. Check it all out.
Plus, Highlights from FX and FUEL TV and Pay-Per-View Schedule, including JONES vs. SONNEN, a Championship Fight at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Las Vegas, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) and FOX Sports gear up for an exciting new year of UFC coverage by unveiling the 2013 UFC® on FOX broadcast schedule featuring four live events on FOX. Next year, UFC® on FOX kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the United Center in Chicago, with additional events planned on April 20, July 27 and Dec. 14.
Other highlights from the 2013 FX, FUEL TV and Pay-Per-View schedule include UFC®: JONES vs. SONNEN, which will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, April 27. Charismatic star Chael Sonnen will get a shot at UFC champion Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title on April 27 after the two serve as coaches opposite each other on Season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter®, which will debut in January 2013 on FX.
“2013 is shaping up to be a huge year for the UFC and we can’t wait to bring more great fights to FOX!” said UFC President Dana White. “We’re going to continue to take the UFC all over the world putting on the biggest and best fights. FOX is an amazing broadcast partner and we’re going to do some big things next year.”
UFC 2013 Schedule Highlights:
Date Location Event 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
*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. For more information, visit www.ufc.com/schedule.
**Live on Pay-Per-View
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