As expected, the UFC is heading to downtown Phoenix to bring fight fans UFC on FOX 13 from the U.S. Airways Center on Dec. 13.
This announcement comes a few months after it was reported the UFC was targeting Phoenix for a potential end of the year fight card . However following UFC on FOX 12, White revealed the plan has finally been made official.
This event marks the UFC’s first trip to Arizona.
Zuffa LLC, the company which owns the UFC, had previously held WEC 53 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale back in 2010. This event, which marked the final fight card in WEC history, was highlighted by current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis’s famous ‘Showtime Kick‘ against hometown hero Benson Henderson in the night’s main event.
While the UFC has yet to target any fights, prominent Arizona fighters such as Henderson, a former champion, and Jamie Varner along with former ASU wrestlers turned UFC superstars Cain Velasquez, Dan Henderson, Ryan Bader, John Moraga and C.B. Dollaway would all be strong candidates to appear on the night’s main card.
The event will air live on Channel 10 at 6 p.m. local time.