The UFC’s debut on Fox is just under two months away with the main event between Cain Velaquez and Junior Dos Santos set as the featured fight on the Fox-televised portion of the show.
The co-main event for the card will be a lightweight bout between former WEC champion Ben Henderson and top contender Clay Guida. The only thing not determined yet is where that fight or any of the other fights on the undercard will air.
According to UFC president Dana White, they are still making some decisions regarding where the other fights will air, but several options remain viable.
“We’re still working on that. What we’re concerned with right now and what we’re really focused on is dialing this Fox show in. We want to get this thing dialed in, get this figured out and then that’s a no-brainer, we’ll figure that one out,” White told MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday.
“Whether it’s Facebook, Fox.com, wherever we end up doing it.”
With the fight between Velasquez and Dos Santos currently slated as the only bout for the 60-minute broadcast on Fox, there could potentially be extra time if the match-up lasts less than the allotted 25-minutes for five rounds.
If that happens, White says they are still figuring out what they will do with the extra time, whether it’s showing Henderson vs. Guida or some other fight.
“Traditionally, what we have always done is if we have a fight and it’s a two-hour block, or an hour block, we try to fit as many fights as we can. Because this is the first time ever on Fox, and whatever, we’re kind of working through the bugs on that one,” White stated.
“Trying to figure out what we might do. That fight will have already had happened, if it goes quick enough, there’s time, we might throw another fight in the slot, we don’t know yet.”
What White is sure about is the commitment Fox has already shown to the UFC even though technically they don’t officially go into business together until 2012.
“When I say Fox has been an amazing partner, they’re not even our partners yet. The deal doesn’t start till January, these guys have gone above and beyond what we ever expected,” said White. “The next seven years are going to be amazing.”
Currently, the UFC on Fox debut card has a few fights confirmed for the Nov. 12 date, but it remains to be seen where those other fights will air. Fox does have other subsidiaries like FX and Fuel TV, but with the Spike TV contract in place through the end of the year, the other fights might have to end up online as the best option.
MMAWeekly.com will have more information on where the remaining Fox fights will air when it becomes available.