The first UFC on FOX television card, scheduled for November 12, will feature two fights and run an hour long.
The show will not run into the planned Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez boxing bout, according to the UFC’s Lorenzo Fertitta.
“We’ll be out of there before Pacquiao even walks to the ring,” Fertitta said. “This is going to be a perfect night for any fight fan. Get together with your friends, watch two big fights in the UFC and then change the channel to ride into the Pacquiao pay-per-view.”
Already scheduled to do battle is a featherweight contest pitting Dustin Poirier and Pablo Garza. Poirier is 10-1 overall and 2-0 in the UFC, while Garza is 11-1 and also 2-0 in the company.
In the future, events on FOX will be full-length.
“It’s going to literally be back-to-back action,” Fertitta said. “We aren’t going to mess around with a lot of pre-fight commentary, post-fight commentary. We are going to roll right in, set up the fights and let the action go.”
The card will now mean four straight scheduled weekends of UFC action from October 29 until November 19, including two pay-per-view cards and a broadcast on Spike TV from England.