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The 2013 UFC World Tour: Four champs, four challengers, 11 cities across six days.
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The UFC revealed ambitious plans today to promote its blockbuster fourth-quarter of 2013. World champions Jon Jones, Cain Velasquez, Georges St-Pierre and Ronda Rousey will kick off a six-day world tour starting Monday, July 29 in the California Bay Area.

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Title challengers Alex Gustafsson, Junior dos Santos, Johny Hendricks, and Miesha Tate will accompany the tour in an effort to promote their respective pay-per-view events: UFC 165: Jones vs Gustafsson, UFC 166: Velasquez vs Dos Santos 3, UFC 167: St-Pierre vs Hendricks, and UFC 168: Weidman vs Silva 2 featuring co-main eventers Rousey and Tate.

The six-day tour begins and ends with UFC heavyweight champion Velasquez and former heavyweight champion dos Santos on a press tour across the SF Bay area on July 29, and concluding with a joint Q-and-A session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Aug. 2.

The 2013 UFC World Tour full schedule is below.

The World Tour Schedule

· July 29 – California Bay Area: Press tour with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos .

· July 29 - Las Vegas, Nevada – Main Lobby, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 12 PM PT: Ultimate Media Day with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. Free and open to the public.

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· July 30 - Los Angeles, California – Club Nokia at Nokia Live, 11 AM PT: UFC president Dana White hosts a press conference live with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC welterweight champion George St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. Free and open to the public; streamed live on UFC.com.

· July 31 - New York, New York – Beacon Theatre, 1 PM ET: UFC president Dana White hosts a press conference live with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. Free and open to the public; streamed live on UFC.com.

· August 1 - Montreal, Canada - Complexe Desjardins, 12:30 PM ET: UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright hosts a press conference with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. Free and open to the public; streamed live on UFC.com.

· August 1 - Houston, Texas – Toyota Center, 1 PM CT: Open workouts and interviews with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. Free and open to the public.

· August 1 - Stockholm, Sweden: Press tour with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.

· August 2 – Dallas, Texas - Cowboys Stadium, 1 PM CT: Open workouts and interviews on the field UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. Free and open to the public.

· August 2 – Chicago, Illinois: Press tour with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.

· August 2 - London, England: Press tour with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.

· August 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – HSBC Arena, 3 PM BRT: UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos to participate in joint Q & A session prior to weigh-ins for UFC 163. Free and open to the public.

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