UFC on Fox 2 Likely to Land in Chicago

Mere days after UFC on Fox 1 is in the books, UFC on Fox 2 is in the planning stages.

It appears that UFC on Fox 2, the second UFC event to appear on “big Fox,” is being targeted for Jan. 28, 2012, at the United Center in Chicago. MMAWeekly.com sources on Thursday confirmed an initial report of the event from Yahoo! Sports’ Cagewriter blog.

UFC on Fox 2 would mark the promotion’s first event in Chicago since UFC 90 in October of 2008.

With UFC on Fox 1, and drawing 8.8 million viewers for the Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos fight, fresh on everyone’s mind, hopes for Chicago would have to be even higher. The first event on Fox was expected to serve merely as an introduction to newer fans of the sport, effectively building its base. So expectations would likely include a certain amount of growth from the maiden outing.

There has been no word of any of the bouts under consideration for the UFC’s sophomore effort on Fox.

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