The UFC is headed to Sacramento, California this December for UFC on FOX 9. The FOX network event will take place at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly the ARCO Arena), with prelims airing via FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. The UFC announced the move earlier today via twitter.
BREAKING: The next #FOXUFCSaturday will be on December 14th in SacTown!
— UFCONFOX (@UFCONFOX) September 4, 2013
While no bouts have been announced for the card, the Team Alpha Male crew will likely feature heavily in the UFC’s plans. Chad Mendes made it known that he would down for fighting at the December 14 event via twitter:
— chad mendes (@chadmendes) September 4, 2013
The UFC has held an event in Sacramento since Anderson Silva dealt Nate Marquardt his first TKO loss at UFC 73. The card was also notable for being the card where former lightweight champion Sean Sherk would fail a drug test in his fight with Hermes Franca, who also failed his drug test.