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UFC Targets HP Pavillion In San Jose For April 20 UFC ON FOX 7 Card
UFC targets HP Pavilion in San Jose for April 20 UFC on FOX 7 card | News http://www.mmajunkie.com/files/thumb/21152/0
A UFC on FOX event planned for April 20 now has a city and venue.
Multiple sources close to the event on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps) that HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., is targeted to host the event, which is expected to be UFC on FOX 7.
As of yet, no matchups are confirmed for the fight card.
The UFC's most recent trip to San Jose came this past July with UFC on FUEL TV 4, which featured a middleweight headliner between Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman. The event drew a reported 4,250 fans for a live gate of $163,485 and drew a peak of 291,000 viewers on FUEL TV.
San Jose also is the longtime home of soon-to-expire Strikeforce, which held 15 MMA events at the venue.
Several of Strikeforce's breakout stars, including lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, middleweight champ Luke Rockhold, heavyweight grand prix champ Daniel Cormier and ex-lightweight champ Josh Thomson, all reside in the Bay Area. All are expected to migrate to the UFC following the promotion's final event, which takes place Jan. 12 at Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City.
In November, the UFC announced its 2013 FOX event schedule, which begins with UFC on FOX 6 on Jan. 26 in Chicago. Along with the April 20 date for UFC on FOX 7, July 27 is the targeted date for UFC on FOX 8 and Dec. 14 is planned for UFC on FOX 9.
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