Tuesday July 30, 2013 the UFC was in Los Angeles California to announce and promote upcoming Pay-Per-View title fights to close out 2013. The largest MMA promotion in the world is carrying momentum from their announced partnership of FOX Sports Media Group in 2012 and will present four championship Pay-Per-View fight cards.
The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties, FX and FUEL, TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter, moving to FOX Sports 1 in fall of this year and will include female coaches UFC Champion Ronda Rousey and former Strike Force Champion Miesha Tate. The two female fighters were in Los Angeles to discuss their fight at UFC 168.
Here is a list of Championship fights scheduled for 2013. Follow Richard de Ocio on twitter @richarddeocio
UFC 165 Jones vs Gustafsson
UFC 165 takes place Saturday, September 21 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, as reigning pound-for-pound king Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight title against a top-ranked challenger who can match him in speed, size and youth in Alexander Gustafsson.
UFC 166 Velasquez vs dos Santos
The fate of the world heavyweight championship will be decided when UFC Champion Cain Velasquez and rival Junior dos Santos fight for the third time and possibly the final time concluding this epic showdown of heavyweights. UFC takes place Saturday, October 19, from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
UFC 167: GSP vs Hendricks
The longest reigning champion in the UFC, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, returns to the Octagon to face number one contender Johny Hendricks. On November 16 at the MGM Grand GSP will be fighting in the United States for the first time in over three years.
UFC 168 Rousey vs Tate
The UFC closes out the year at the MGM Grand on December 28. The main event features UFC middle weight champion Chris Weidman’s return bout with dethroned king Anderson Silva. On the undercard is Rousey vs Tate for the UFC women’s championship.