UFC 125 Prelims to Air on ION
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that three preliminary bouts from the promotion’s upcoming, January 1st, “Resolution” card will be broadcast live on ION Television. According to a statement on the official UFC website, the three bouts that will be shown include middleweight Brad Tavares vs. Phil Baroni, Marcus Davis (pictured) vs. lightweight Jeremy Stephens and featherweight Josh Grispi vs. Dustin Poirier.
The prelim broadcast will begin at 8:55PM ET/ 5:55PT, approximately one hour before the card’s pay-per-view, which will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard.
Spike TV had been broadcasting an hour of lead in, preliminary action for many of the previous UFC pay-per-views. Today’s announcement did not state as to whether the ION network, which is reportedly in 100 million U.S. households, will now serve as a regular broadcaster for UFC preliminary bouts.