The Ultimate Fighting Championship is getting a head start on 2013, as the promotion Monday announced the dates for its four scheduled Fox events next year.

The UFC on Fox schedule kicks off with a Jan. 26 card at United Center in Chicago. While no bouts have been officially announced, a lightweight clash between Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis is expected to take place at the event.

The three remaining UFC on Fox cards have been slated for April 20, July 27 and Dec. 14, but cities and venues have yet to be announced.

“2013 is shaping up to be a huge year for the UFC, and we can’t wait to bring more great fights to Fox,” UFC President Dana White said in a release. “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.”

The promotion also confirmed two previously reported pay-per-view events for 2013. As expected, UFC 156 will take place on Feb. 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and is highlighted by a featherweight title tilt between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, while UFC “Jones vs. Sonnen” goes down at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on April 27 and features a 205-pound championship bout between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen.

Additionally, UFC on FX 7 will be held a to-be-determined location in Brazil and is headlined by a middleweight clash between Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping. The Las Vegas-based promotion is also planning an international UFC on Fuel TV event on Feb. 16. The location is not currently known.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dana White Confirms UFC 207 is Mike Goldberg's Final Broadcast | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 20 views

UFC president Dana White on Wednesday confirmed that Friday's UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey would be longtime commentator Mike Goldberg's final broadcast. read news >>

UFC 207 Fight Card: PPV Schedule, Odds and Predictions for Nunes vs. Rousey

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC is set to go out with a bang in 2016 as UFC 207's Friday card features two title fights and plenty of other intriguing bouts that will impact the respective divisions' title pictures. The who read news >>

Conor McGregor 'not in my plans for the next 10 months,' says UFC President Dana White

  • 25 days ago
  • 9 views

In spite of Conor McGregor’s recent clues that we might be seeing him sooner than originally expected, UFC president Dana White is still not counting on the lightweight champion for ten months.Filed read news >>

Dana White Reiterates Conor McGregor is Not in His Immediate Plans (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 53 views

UFC president Dana White stands by his belief that Conor McGregor won't be back in the Octagon until late in 2017. read news >>

How to Watch UFC 207: Nunes vs Rousey

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

International broadcast listings for UFC 207: Nunes vs Rousey read news >>

UFC 207's Dong Hyun Kim wanted 'Fight of the Night' but will settle for narrow win

  • 21 days ago
  • 20 views

Dong Hyun Kim’s plans for a “Fight of the Night” at UFC 207 obviously fell a bit short.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Broadcast veteran Todd Grisham joins commentary desk for UFC Fight Night 103

  • 20 days ago
  • 7 views

Todd Grisham will join the commentary desk for next week’s FS1-televised UFC Fight Night 103, the veteran on-air personality today told MMAjunkie.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Michael Bisping just threw a wrench in fellow UFC champ Tyron Woodley's plans

  • 16 days ago
  • 918 views

For the first time in his career, UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley is in high demand. All sorts of opponents are clamoring to fight him, and he’s determined to get the biggest matchup possible.Fi read news >>

UFC FIGHT PASS Free Weekend Begins This Friday

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC FIGHT PASS® - the world’s premier digital subscription network for fight fans – is presenting a FREE WEEKEND beginning this Friday, January 13. read news >>

UFC ditches plans for March 3 event in Las Vegas on eve of UFC 209

  • 14 days ago
  • 19 views

The UFC’s initial plan for a dual-event weekend in March has changed.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>