The UFC released their partial schedule for 2013 Monday afternoon. Eight dates were formally announced, starting in January. The release confirmed the dates of the Fox events for 2013, including FOX 6, which is planned for the United Center in Chicago, IL.
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
From the looks of it, they aren't planning any PPV events in January. This could obviously change, but it's notable as it could mean fewer PPVs in 2013. Compare that with 2012 which saw the UFC hold 14 PPV events.
The UFC also held 16 free events in 2012. With the four Fox events already scheduled, it's now a waiting game to see how many FX and Fuel cards are added.
“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.”
Judging from UFC President Dana White's comments, it's likely that those FX and Fuel cards will be international events.
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