The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday made its broadcast plans for UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida official, firming up our previous report that four of the cards preliminary bouts would air on ION Television.
UFC 140 will feature the usual five-bout pay-per-view broadcast, but returns to ION Television for several preliminary bouts. UFC 125 was the first time that the promotion utilized the broadcast network for its preliminary fights.
The UFC 140 bouts slated to air on ION Television include: Krzysztof Sozynski vs. Igor Pokrajac in a light heavyweight contest; Jared Hamman vs. Costa Phillippou in a middleweight bout; John Makdessi vs. Dennis Hallman in 155-pound action; and Yves Jabouin vs. Walel Watson in a bantamweight bout.
The remaining three UFC 140 preliminary bouts will air live on the UFC Facebook page.