The UFC announced that three UFC 125 preliminary fights will air live on ION Television on Saturday, Jan. 1 starting at 8:55pm ET/5:55pm PT.
The announcement marks the first time UFC prelims will air live and free on network television. The prelims that will air are Phil Baroni vs. Brad Tavares in a middleweight contest, Josh Grispi vs. Dustin Poirier in featherweight action and Marcus Davis vs. Jeremy Stephens in a highly-anticipated lightweight clash.
“I am excited for our fans because I’ve been looking for ways to broadcast UFC prelims free and to as many homes as possible,” UFC President Dana White said. “ION is the largest broadcast television station group in the U.S. and this deal will put the UFC prelims in almost 100 million homes.”
To find ION Television in your area, visit IONtelevision.com/.
UFC 125: Resolution takes place this Saturday and is headlined by UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar defending his title against the only man to beat him, unbeaten No. 1 contender Gray Maynard. Plus, always exciting middleweight contender Chris Leben looks to extend his hot streak against “All-American” Brian Stann, and all-action Clay Guida takes on Japanese icon Takanori Gomi. As always, FightLine.com will provide live coverage of the event.