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UFC coming to New York in July -- for news conference

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Mixed martial arts fighter and UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey poses during a weigh-in at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2013) Credit: AP

This is not quite the type of trip to the Big Apple the UFC hoped for this year, but the UFC is coming to New York on July 31.

The Beacon Theater will host most of the headliners for the remainder of this year's pay-per-view cards in the fourth stop of the UFC's 11-city world tour. The news conference begins at 1 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Those scheduled to meet the media -- and fans -- include:

Jon Jones

Alexander Gustafsson

Cain Velasquez

Junior Dos Santos

Georges St-Pierre

Johny Hendricks

Ronda Rousey

Miesha Tate

UFC president Dana White will the event featuring four of the promotion's champions.

The world tour begins July 29 in the California Bay Area and includes stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, Sweden and Brazil.

New York Sports