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UFC on Fox 7 Heading to HP Pavilion in San Jose on April 20

San Jose's HP Pavilion previously hosted UFC 139, headlined by Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua. (Photo Credit: UFC/Zuffa)
San Jose's HP Pavilion previously hosted UFC 139, headlined by Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua. (Photo Credit: UFC/Zuffa)
McKinley NobleCorrespondent IJanuary 2, 2013

Although the fight card hasn't been fleshed out just yet, UFC on Fox 7 officially has a date and venue.

MMA Junkie reports that the event will take place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, making it the second one to head to California this year.

San Jose's HP Pavilion has played host to two UFC events so far, with the most high-profile one being UFC 139, headlined by a title eliminator main event match between Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua.

That fight drew nearly 14,000 fans to the arena, a healthy draw also helped with the presence of local favorite Cung Le vs. Wanderlei Silva as the co-main event.

(San Jose is most commonly known as the hometown of Strikeforce, which is owned by UFC parent company Zuffa, LLC.)

UFC 139 proved to be a rare night of highlights for the promotion, as both Henderson vs. Rua and Le vs. Silva earned "Fight of the Night" awards in a pair of fierce matches.

Most recently, the HP Pavilion at San Jose also hosted UFC on Fuel TV 4, headlined by middleweight competitors Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman. Attendance for that card was much lower, with little more than 4000 fans in attendance at the 18,000-seat arena.

Lately, the UFC seems to be set on showcasing lighter-weight title fights as the main events for fight cards broadcast on Fox. Currently, the only champion below welterweight not currently booked for a fight is lightweight champion Benson Henderson.

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