UFC Goes Back to 10pm ET Start Time for Pay-Per-Views Beginning with UFC 141

October 12, 2011
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It appears the experiment to move UFC pay-per-views to the 9 pm ET/6 pm PT time slot is coming to an end.

UFC officials confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday that starting with UFC 141, set to go down on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, the pay-per-view start times will revert back to 10 pm ET/7 pm PT.

The change to an hour earlier started this year when it seemed that more and more fans were requesting shows to begin at a different time, particularly fans on the East Coast of the United States.

Apparently once the time shifted the numbers in the pay-per-view buys did as well, reflecting negatively on the new time slot, so the UFC will move things back to the way they once were.

The start time will now go back to 10 pm ET/7 pm PT with the preliminary specials for the shows kicking off at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT.

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  • I live in eastern US and all I can say is THIS BLOWS

  • wmwalls jr

    I live on the eastern US also. So I guess I wont be getting anymore PPV. Its just too late when I have to get up at 5:30am to go to work on a Sunday. Not a good move.

  • MrAdidas

    AGREED! This is shit – I’m with uncanny390 & wmwalls jr. I need to get up 6:30am for work & the new 10pm start was PERFECT! Guess I’ll have to read about it when I go to work – Oh Well Saves me $55.00!

    I think the UFC are jealous that MLB are getting all kinds of angry fans b/c baseball games can last into the early hours of the next day (past midnight) so people dont get to watch the full game b/c… THEY HAVE TO WORK! I guess the UFC figured they’d love to piss off their fans to – hope the ratings DROP even more after they put it back to 11pm. FAHQ UFC!

  • bajafox

    LOL @ East coast, for me here in Sunny San Diego, this is great news!

    I hated the fights starting so early, especially when all you friends show up late and half way into the card, haha