UFC Fight Night 25 Prelims Air on Facebook

September 15, 2011
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Evan Dunham and Joe Rogan at UFC 119

Evan Dunham and Joe Rogan at UFC 119

The UFC’s continued dedication to make all fights on a card available to fans continues with this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 25 card in New Orleans.

Beyond the main card that will air on Spike TV on Saturday night, the remaining preliminary fights will air for free on Facebook.

UFC officials announced the news on Thursday.

The card will feature 8 fights in total and will lead into the main card broadcast, which begins at 9pm ET on Saturday night.

The Facebook stream will begin at 5:30pm ET on Saturday with the following fights being shown:
Justin Edwards vs. Jorge Ortiz
Mike Lullo vs. Robert Peralta
TJ Walburger vs. Mike Stumpf
Clay Harvison vs. Seth Baczynski
Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker
Matt Riddle vs. Lance Benoist
Evan Dunham vs. Shamar Bailey
Cody McKenzie vs. Vagner Rocha

To watch the free fights just go to Facebook.com and ‘like’ the UFC’s page. On the left hand side of the page where will be a link for live video and the fights will air there.

  • I remember meeting with Dana White on several occasions about 8 years ago trying to work out plans to broadcast the prelim fights live over the Internet. We had a penciled in deal a couple times for me to do it, but at the last minute they’d always decide against it and back out right before fully pulling the trigger.

    A couple years ago I started broadcasting MMA events live on Facebook so maybe he was still keeping an eye on my accomplishments and ideas LOL But I’m just glad this is finally being done although he should have let me do it nearly a decade ago.