Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Will Be Only Fight on Fox

November 2, 2011
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The upcoming fight card for the UFC on Fox debut is all on the shoulders of Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos.

Why you ask?

Well, regardless if the fight goes 25 minutes or 10 seconds, Velasquez vs. Dos Santos will be the only fight featured on the Fox broadcast scheduled for next Saturday night, Nov. 12, at 9 p.m. ET.

“There’s only going to be one fight. Heavyweight championship fight is the only fight that’s going to be on Fox. (Even if) it goes 10 seconds,” UFC president Dana White confirmed on Wednesday.

The rest of the undercard will be streamed on the UFC’s Facebook page and, but it does answer the question about the other marquee fight on the show.

The lightweight bout between Clay Guida and Ben Henderson will only be featured during the online broadcast, and won’t see airtime on Fox even if the title fight is short and over quickly.

What is likely to happen is a lot of lead-up content before Velasquez and Dos Santos hit the cage during the 9 p.m. ET hour.

White also said that they will be doing a lot more in terms of preview and analysis leading up to the fight before the champion and challenger step foot in the cage.

“There’s going to be a lot of breaking down the fight, features, going backstage. This is probably the first time we’ve ever done this I think, if we did we did it a long time ago, an interview with the guys before they come out. It’s going to be a completely different format than we’ve ever done before,” White revealed.

The UFC has stated several times that they will be making some major changes in regards to production and the look of their shows, but that won’t begin until January when their deal with Fox actually kicks in.

UFC on Fox 1: Velasquez vs. dos Santos, however, will feature a different feel than their normal pay-per-view broadcasts, but the cat won’t be let out of the bag until next weekend.

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  • bajafox

    If it ain’t broke…don’t fix it.


    alot of people are disapointed that Guida vs Henderson is only getting shown on face book me included. they should have put that fight on a real card

  • pipefytr


  • dana white is to smart to be doing dumb shit like this, wtf, if they wanted to do this dumb shit should have picked a card that didnt have a title fight and a contender fight on it to fuck up

  • VernonDozier

    This is a bad call.

  • MikeMc1983

    I wonder who’s call that is. I’m guessing there’s a reason for it other than them just not wanting to show more fights. I’d think they’d want to have the option of showing other stuff just in case the fight was really lackluster. Especially if something really cool happen on the undercard.

    Who knows. There maybe a legal/contractual reason for it. Or maybe they plan on having a highlight of all the fights anyway.

    Maybe there’s special production on the Cain fight that they won’t have on others, and they want to keep a certain standard.

    It’s not odd to me that they’re not going to show other fights. It’s odd to me that they have declared it as an absolute. That just makes me think there’s a reason for it. Maybe I’m just over analyzing.

    • wonggfan

      “Maybe I’m just over analyzing.”

      Lol @ an uneducated 28 year old analyzing business tactics on the internet!!

  • MrAdidas

    WOW – talk about going from a HIGH & thinking we are getting some great fights on FOX tv for free, to… UFC: BTW there will ONLY be one fight on FOX tv & thats the main event – regardless of the length. WTF is that?!? Then they shoudlnt of had Guida & Henderson (very possibly a #1 contendership fight) on a card noone will get to watch on tv. Talk about dropping the ball & talk about “false publicity/advertisement” – I’m fairly certain most people with half a brain expected a full card on FOX, or at least more than 1 fight. I was pumped about this event, but it’s a publicity stunt more than anything else. Hummm what would I/most MMA fans rather… a full UFC event on FOX tv with a crap load of commercials or a 1 hour build up to the main event that could last 30 secs?!? Thats a toughy?!? BRUTAL! Could care less about analizing the fight/fighters & being interviewed right before they walk out to the Octagon, like WTF? I’d like to know how much Cain & Dos Santos are getting paid for all of these distractions right b4 the biggest fight of their lives?!?

    Dana White is starting to go the route of the WWE. Interviews right b4 a fight, are you fucking retarded? BOOOOOOOOurns UFC – BOOOOOOurns

    • wonggfan

      Cain and JDS are getting paid shit.

      Forget Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis, and Evander Holyfield!!! None of them are the baddest man on the planet!!

      JDS vs Cain is a heavy weight MMA bout to determine the strongest man on earth. And both of their salaries combined is less than $1 million.

      Shit, if Mayweather and Pacquiao (skinny small boxers) rake in $20million + per fight, Cain and JDS should get $50 million per fight.

      Once again, the middle man taxes the fighters! But thank you Dana! Without you we wouldn’t be having MMA! So…you deserve 90% of the profit!

  • Guida and bendo should be headlining the BS leben /munoz show. It’s a much more exciting fight. It’s a crime to bury it on a stream only basis. I just don’t get it