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Prior to UFC's debut in Fox Sports on November 12, the network will air UFC Primetime on October 30.
Fox Sports announced on Wednesday that they will air UFC Primetime on October 30 as a build-up to UFC’s November 12 live event. The one hour behind-the-scenes special coverage will feature the main event fighters from UFC’s network debut. And while the fighters that will headline the upcoming event is yet to be announced, the tournament is said to take place in Anaheim, California.
Fox Sports and the UFC recently announced a multi-year, multi-platform rights agreement that features programming on several Fox networks including FX and Fuel TV. Featured programming includes live fights, pre- and post-shows, countdown shows and several of UFC-produced original programs.View Article Source »
With Dan Henderson now a free agent, will he face Anderson Silva next?
Despite being a free agent, Dan Henderson is definitely a wanted man. In the past few days, there were rumors that UFC executives would want him to face Anderson Silva during the promotion’s debut in FOX. However, it is already reported that Anderson Silva will not compete in the November 12 event. Moreover, Dan Henderson’s future has nothing close to concrete.
According to his manager, Aaron Crecy, that preliminary talks have just started a few days ago — following the fighter’s vacation. While Dan Henderson is said to haven’t spent much time thinking about his next home, it is possible that he will have a UFC overture. It is also feasible that he might green lit the first UFC event in FOX. However, the new fight might still depend on a few things, including signing a deal with the MMA promotion giant.
As said by Aaron Crecy: “He’s open to going back. And to face Anderson, that’s probably the only fight he’d consider at 185. If they offered it, I’m sure he’d accept that, but that’s my own opinion. At this point of his career, he just wants to have good, big fights.”View Article Source »
Dana White said in MMAjunkie that Anderson Silva will not be fighting for the promotion's November debut in FOX.
According to UFC President, Dana White, middleweight champion – Anderson Silva – wants big fights from opponents in different weight class. However, a quick return at November’s UFC on FOX is not in the champ’s cards.
Dana White said in an one-on-one interview at MMAjunkie that Anderson Silva will not fight on the promotion’s November 12 debut in FOX. However, he left the door open for just anything else.
“Anderson wants big fights, and he doesn’t know how much longer he’s going to fight. But he wants big fights. He wants fights that are going to mean something.”
But although Anderson Silva won’t be able to have a quick turn around now, Dana White expects the fighter to fulfill his promise and compete five more times over the next two years. If the middleweight champion remains undefeated and continues to duel against big names, the UFC president said that the fighter will have quite the retirement nest egg.View Article Source »
Anderson Silva talks with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani about his upcoming UFC 134 bout in Rio against Yushin Okami.
MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani talked to Anderson Silva last Wednesday during the champ’s media workout at the Copacabana. The Spider talked about his UFC 134 fight against Yushin Okami, the reception he got from his Brazilian fans, his new endorsement deals, and whether or not he will fight on the first UFC on FOX this November.
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UFC announced the first bout for the FOX Fight Night, as Dustin Poirier meets Pablo Garza on November 12.
After UFC announced FOX Fight Night as their inaugural event for FOX, featherweights – Dustin Poirier and Pablo Garza – are said to meet for the event. The announcement was made on Thursday by UFC officials.
Dustin Poirier, a former WEC fighter, makes his third appearance in the UFC since moving to the said promotion. And it seems that he plans to keep his record clean since dropping down to featherweight. Dustin Poirier’s last two fights have seen him dominate former title contender, Josh Grispi, as well as pick up a tough win over British banger, Jason Young.
On the other hand, fellow WEC transport – Pablo Garza – is hoping to stop Dustin Poirier’s winning streak. He first blasted through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace, Fredson Paixao, with a flying knee at the TUF 12 Finale show, and then submitting Yves Jabouin with a flying triangle choke at UFC 128 back in April.
The fight announcement marks the first official bout for the historic debut of the UFC on FOX, after the monumental deal was struck and announced earlier in Thursday.View Article Source »
UFC and FOX signs a landmark of 7-year broadcast deal!
Last Thursday, UFC and FOX confirmed a deal that would bring the largest MMA promotion in the said the network for the next seven years. The terms stated that FOX will broadcast four UFC events per year on broadcast television, and six events on FX — their basic cable station. The Ultimate Fighter will also air in the cable station in a revamped live version, while FOX-owned titles like FUEL and FOX Deportes will also carry UFC programs. In relation to this, the first UFC event on FOX will be on November 12, while additional programs will be launched in the network by January 2012.
The landmark deal was jointly announced at the FOX studios in Los Angeles by FOX Chairman and CEO, David Hill; FOX Sports Media Group Co-president and COO, Eric Shanks; FX President, John Landgraf; UFC President, Dana White; and Zuffa Chairman, Lorenzo Fertitta.Read the rest of the article »
MMA fans will see more of Shark Fights event, as FUEL TV expands its TV agreement with the promotion.
Fox Sports Media Group’s sports network, FUEL TV, announced an expanded television agreement that adds six upcoming Shark Fights events this year — beginning with Shark Fights 15 on June 2011. Each tournament will air as a two-part series on FUEL TV’s Friday Night programming block.
The forthcoming Shark Fights 15 will feature fighters like Chris Camozzi and Joey Villasenor. FUEL TV will air the event on June 17 and 24, at 10:00 pm ET/PT. The remaining air dates for the next events will be announced on a later date. FUEL TV’s Friday Fight Night broadcasts a must-see fights at 10:00 pm ET/PT. You can visit Shark Fights or FUEL TV’s official websites for more information.
Ultimate Fighting Champion continues to expand world wide. Today, UFC President Dana White announced that they will also air on Fox Sports en Latinoamérica.
UFC’s global invasion continues to expand. Justo today, the company announced a new deal to expand the company’s appearance in Latin America.
Beginning this weekend’s UFC 119’s event, FOX Sports en Latinoamérica will air UFC programming that includes live fight cards. Plus the pre-recorded programming.
“South America is a huge market for the UFC,” UFC president Dana White stated in today’s release. “We look forward to working with FOX Sports Latin America to bring UFC events to fight fans all across the region.”
FOX Sports en Latinoamérica is a Spanish cable channel that broadcasts sports programming 24 hours a day. The network is frequently seen in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
In addition to this, FOX Sports en Latinoamérica will also feature the highlight of the show, “UFC Guerreros” plus a Spanish-language version of the “UFC Countdown” program that will preview each of the fight’s major events.
FOX Sports en Latinoamérica, based in Argentina, is one of the most top billed widely distributed Spanish-language pay television sports network in the world. Terms of the deal with the UFC were not yet released.View Article Source »
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