Ultimate Fighting Championship officials Tuesday announced a
trio of new cards forthcoming in 2013.
on Fuel TV 7 takes place Feb. 16 at a to-be-announced location,
157 goes down the following Saturday at the Honda Center in
Anaheim, Calif. UFC on
Fuel TV 8 follows on March 3 at the Saitama Super Arena in
As UFC on Fuel TV 8 takes place on a Sunday, that event will air on
March 2 in the United States due to the time difference. The
bookings were announced during Tuesday’s most recent episode of
“UFC Tonight” on Fuel TV. No bouts were revealed for any of the
The UFC has visited Anaheim five times, debuting in the city in
2006 with UFC 59. The promotion last hosted an event at the Honda
Center just over one year ago, when Junior dos
Santos snatched the heavyweight title from Cain
Velasquez at UFC on Fox 1.
The Las Vegas-based promotion ended an 11-year drought when it
returned to the Land of the Rising Sun in February with UFC 144,
which marked the organization’s inaugural trip to Japan under Zuffa
ownership. The show was headlined by a lightweight title tilt
Henderson and Frankie
Edgar, with “Smooth” snatching a unanimous decision over the
New Jersey native to become the promotion’s new 155-pound champion.