UFC on FOX era begins

by Chris Palmquist | source: The Underground

As of 12:00 AM EST, the UFC officially begins it's broadcast deal with FOX networks. The landmark deal, which was announced in mid-August, is for a seven year term and features UFC live and taped programming across the network's partners including FOX, FX, and FuelTV.

In November the UFC aired a special event on FOX, a single bout for the heavyweight championship between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos. The challenger was able to stop the champion Velasquez in the first round by knockout. This special event was not a part of their original agreement, but FOX wanted to show a commitment to the UFC and introduce the sport to it's fans.

Additional programming on multiple FOX networks launches immediately and includes live fights, pre and post shows, countdown shows, UFC Unleashed, UFC Primetime, the UFC Knockout series, Best of Pride, weigh-in specials, and much more.

Also, in the spring of 2012 the Ultimate Fighter, the promotion's signature reality TV show will debut on FX, featuring an new format spanning 13-weeks with live bouts, instead of a taped delayed broadcast.




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Jetster site profile image  

1/2/12 11:34 AM by Jetster

Cheers bro let me know if you hear of anything, I'll try and find out some stuff from my end.

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1/2/12 11:33 AM by Jetster

TTT guys :)

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1/2/12 9:47 AM by bonersaurus

I didn't realize but Rogers owns FX Canada, that seems to bode well for the fx stuff being on Sportsnet.

RJJH site profile image  

1/2/12 9:33 AM by RJJH

I agree completely. but you would think sportsnet would come out and say something. i am going to e-mail someone at sportsnet right away and hopefully they tell me whats up.

bonersaurus site profile image  

1/2/12 9:29 AM by bonersaurus

I thought something was said before about it all still being on sportsnet. FX Canada is not the same as FX USA. I'm pretty sure Sportsnet just has a broad live UFC programming deal. They even carried UFC on Fox 1. If you go to the FX Canada site there's no mention of UFC programming at all. At least none I could find.

RJJH site profile image  

1/2/12 8:51 AM by RJJH

 then maybe sportsnet should say something and not just keep quiet about it all. but I dont think they are, maybe they'll do the Fuel tv live shows...maybe, but about 15% of canadians can get FX. so they wont be showing those at all.  

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1/2/12 8:39 AM by bonersaurus

I'm pretty sure sportsnet will be carrying the UFC content on a regular basis. I don't know why this American deal would change any of that.

CHILLITACO site profile image  

1/2/12 6:56 AM by CHILLITACO

Great question f#%@ the cable companies.

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1/2/12 6:51 AM by CHILLITACO

Lol looks like Australia will have to look into it too! We have "fuel " and fox sports but none if the programs ... wtf???

ill Minded site profile image  

1/2/12 2:20 AM by ill Minded

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