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FOX Sports 1 Set Pair Of UFC Events, To Broadcast Eight Hours Debut Day

UFC and FOX Sports 1 will go hand-in-hand on August 17 when the promotion launches, as FOX officials confirmed plans to air eight hours of coverage from the Octagon.

UFC Ultimate Insider, UFC Unleashed, UFC Tonight and both prelim and main card action for UFC on FS1 1 will be televised that Saturday.

Also, two more cards were confirmed, as events will take place August 28 and September 4. Previous reports link the September card to Brazil.

“We’ve been working for months now, but a lot has come together in the time since we officially unveiled our plans for the launch of FOX Sports 1 in March,” FOX Sports exec Eric Shanks stated. “The programming schedule has been solidified, and we really come out of the gate incredibly strong from Day 1.”

FOX Sports 1 is the channel known previously as SPEED. The Ultimate Fighter will air on FS1 when it begins in September, the day of the card, which will serve as the lead-in.