After months of experimenting with an earlier start time for its pay-per-views, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to its old start time of 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT for UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem.
UFC 141, of course, still airs on a special night, Friday, due to New Year’s Eve landing on Saturday night this year. Company officials didn’t want to deal with the competition and logistical nightmare of competing with New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sin City. UFC 141 takes place Friday night at the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas strip.
Facebook Prelims: 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Live)
Spike TV Prelims: 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT (Live)
Main Card on PPV: 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT (Live)
Main Bouts (on Pay-Per-View):
-Brock Lesnar (5-2; #5 Heavyweight) vs. Alistair Overeem (35-11; #2 Heavyweight)
-Nate Diaz (14-7) vs. Donald Cerrone (17-3)
-Jon Fitch (23-3-1; #2 Welterweight) vs. Johny Hendricks (11-1)
-Vladimir Matyushenko (26-5) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (12-1; #9 Light Heavyweight)
–Nam Phan (17-9) vs. Jim Hettes (9-0)
Preliminary Bouts (on Spike TV):
-Ross Pearson (12-5) vs. Junior Assuncao (13-4)
-Anthony Njokuani (14-5) vs. Danny Castillo (12-4)
Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
-Dong Hyun Kim (14-1-1) vs. Sean Pierson (11-5)
-Jacob Volkmann (13-2) vs. Efrain Escudero (18-3)
-Matt Riddle (5-3) vs. Luis Ramos (19-7)
-Manny Gamburyan (11-6) vs. Diego Nunes (16-2)
*Based on the MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings
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