UFC Prelims hit FX airwaves with six-fight broadcast
MMAFighting.com issued the report on Tuesday evening.
UFC 142 takes place Jan. 14 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is headlined by a UFC featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Chad Mendes. Brazilian favorite Vitor Belfort faces Anthony Johnson in the co-main event.
The preliminary card airing marks the move of the UFC’s preliminary card broadcasts from Spike TV to FX and Fuel. The UFC signed a new seven-year television deal with FOX earlier this fall which goes into effect on Jan. 1.
The bouts scheduled for the FX broadcast are:
– Sam Stout vs. Thiago TavaresM
– Mike Pyle vs. Paulo Thiago
– Fabio Maldonado vs. Stanislav Nedkov
– Rob Broughton vs. Ednaldo Oliveira
– Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho
– Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa