Apparently, it’s not just against fellow MMA organizations that the UFC counter-programs against. It is being reported that, for the first time ever, Spike TV will broadcast all of UFC 103’s preliminary bouts LIVE for free during the two hours leading into the evening’s pay-per-view show.
According to The Orange County Register, MMA’s biggest promotion is looking to go head-up against the potential blockbuster boxing event between Floyd Mayweather and Juan Manuel Marquez. By making this groundbreaking move, the UFC has put themselves in a position to come out with guns blazing against their combat sport counterparts.
UFC 103 will be held inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas and will feature a 195-pound catchweight bout between former UFC middleweight king Rich Franklin and the Octagon return of Vitor Belfort on September 19th.