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UFC 127 Preliminary Fights Streams on Facebook and ION TV

Written on February 24, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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UFC 127 is getting double treatment from UFC. It will not only just stream two of its prelims on Facebook, but fans will also see it on ION TV.

The biggest MMA organization, UFC, is expanding to several new outlets to deliver more fights to its loyal supporters.

UFC recently teamed up with Spike TV and Facebook to stream 12 UFC Prelims Live events. Two UFC 127 fights will stream on Facebook. These fights are the ones involving Anthony Perosh versus Tom Blackledge and Jason Reinhardt versus Tiequan Zhang. But the surprise doesn’t end there, when Spike TV didn’t get the opportunity to air prelim fights from UFC 125, UFC big boss, Dana White turned to broadcast network ION TV to air three bouts. Also, for UFC 127, Ion will again air three fights on their network.

ION will be airing three UFC 127 preliminary bouts leading up to the pay-per-view broadcast. The fights include: Light heavyweight James Te Huna will fight Alexander Gustafsson, “Ultimate Fighter Season 9″ winner Ross Pearson battles  Spencer Fisher at lightweight, and Nick Ring locks horns with Riki Fukuda in a middleweight contest.

The UFC 127 Prelims on ION Television will begin at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET. The preliminary bouts streaming on the UFC’s Facebook page will begin at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m.

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Ion Television and UFC’s Partnership Goes Official

Written on December 30, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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"I am excited for our fans because I’ve been looking for ways to broadcast UFC prelims free and to as many homes as possible. Ion is the largest broadcast television station group in the U.S., and this deal will put the UFC prelims in almost 100 million homes." -- UFC president Dana White

Ion Television and Ultimate Fighting Championship finally hits the deal. The former is now the latter’s newest broadcast partner. UFC brass announced today that a trio of UFC 125 fights will be airing live on the network on Jan. 1 at 8:55 p.m. ET/5:55 p.m. PT.

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