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UFC Headed To Phoenix This December For FOX Card

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The UFC will make a pit stop in Phoenix this December, as UFC on FOX 13 is set to take place.

UFC president Dana White informed members of the media of the planned card on Friday. No fights were announced for the December 13 event from the U.S. Airways Arena.

It will mark the first time the UFC has held a card in Phoenix, though the WEC held a card there before being consolidated with the UFC under the Zuffa umbrella.

Many current fighters have pushed for the promotion to come to the Arizona city, including former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and ex-Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Bader.

Henderson, who faces Rustam Khabilov later this year, currently resides in Phoenix, while Bader trains out of Power MMA, which is located in nearby Tempe, Arizona.

C.B. Dollaway, John Moraga and the recently-unretired Kyle Kingsburgy all have ties to the state, as well.