The UFC once again heads to Brazil on Jan. 14 for UFC 142 and the prelims will be showcased in a two-hour special on FX.
Sources close to the promotion confirmed the special to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday.
FX was expected to show many of the preliminary specials that previously aired on Spike TV once the promotion’s new deal with FX kicked off in 2012.
UFC 142 will serve as a launching pad for the new product, with a two-hour special showcasing the preliminary bouts for the card taking place in Brazil.
The fights expected to air during the two-hour show include Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout, Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Pyle, Fabio Maldonado vs. Stanislav Nedkov, Rob Broughton vs. Ednaldo Oliveira, Felipa Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho, and Michihiro Omigawa vs. Yuri Alcantara.
UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes will air live on pay-per-view starting at 10pm ET/7pm PT with the preliminary special on FX kicking off at 8pm ET/5pm PT.