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UFC schedule notes: Early wake-up call and fights set for Chicago, New Jersey


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You'll have to wake up early to see him fight. (Getty)

-- If you're lucky enough to have Fuel, you're going to have to set your alarm clock to see Saturday's fights live from Macau. The preliminary card starts at 7:15 a.m. ET, and the main card with Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le as the main event starts at 9 a.m. ET. However, there are worse ways to start your day than with some fights.

-- The UFC and Fox announced part of their 2013 schedule. The first network fights for 2013 will be on Jan. 26 in Chicago. Donald Cerrone's bout with Anthony Pettis is expected to be on that card. The dates they announced are below. If you're as Type-A as I am, you'll immediately put these dates in your calendar:

Saturday, Jan. 19    Brazil    UFC on FX: BELFORT vs. BISPING
Saturday, Jan. 26    United Center, Chicago, Ill.    UFC on FOX
Saturday, Feb. 2    Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nev.    UFC 156: ALDO vs. EDGAR (pay-per-view)
Saturday, Feb. 16    International Event    UFC on FUEL TV
Saturday, April 20    City to be announced     UFC on FOX
Saturday, April 27    Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.    UFC: JONES vs. SONNEN (pay-per-view)
Saturday, July 27    City to be announced     UFC on FOX
Saturday, Dec. 14    City to be announced     UFC on FOX

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