LOS ANGELES, CA - FUEL TV (www.fuel.tv), FOX Sports Media Groupâ€™s dynamic entertainment and sports network for males, officially kicks off the Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipÂ® (UFCÂ®) on FUEL TV January 1 with a 24-hour marathon of UFC programming featuring five show premieres. In 2012, FUEL TV telecasts more than 2,000 hours of UFC programming, with more than 100 hours of live fights, weigh-ins, preliminary bouts, and pre- and post-fight shows. In the New Year, FUEL TV offers more UFC programming than any network has ever offered.
â€œWeâ€™re beyond excited for the monster launch of the UFC on FUEL TV and canâ€™t wait for the ball to drop on New Yearâ€™s so we can finally unveil all this incredible programming,â€ says George Greenberg, FUEL TV Executive Vice President and General Manager. â€œOn January 1, FUEL TV becomes the number-one television destination for UFC fans. Weâ€™re going to deliver amazing live fights, FOX-style pre- and post-fight shows with expert commentary, insightful news shows with exclusive material and powerful documentaries that followers of the UFC have never seen before.â€
â€œWeâ€™re excited that FUEL TV will become the ultimate destination for UFC programming in 2012,â€ says Dana White, UFC President. â€œWe knew when we made the partnership with the FOX Sports Media Group that FUEL TV would allow us to put on more programming than every other network. If youâ€™re a fan of the UFC, youâ€™ve got to have FUEL TV.â€
In addition to five shows premiering on January 1, FUEL TV launches â€œUFC Tonight,â€ the official news and information show of the UFC hosted by Todd Harris, on Tuesday, January 3 at 10:00 PM ET. The first Live UFC Weigh-in (UFC RIOâ„¢: ALDO vs. MENDES) is Friday, January 13 at 1:00 PM ET, followed by the first Post-Fight Show on Saturday, January 14 at 1:00AM ET. FUEL TV features the first Preliminary Bouts for UFCÂ® on FX: GUILLARD vs. MILLER on Friday, January 20 at 6:00 PM ET.
For a complete listing of FUEL TV shows, go to: http://www.fuel.tv/schedule/. For more information, go to www.fuel.tv and www.fuel.tv/ufc
To find out FUEL TV on your television, go to www.fuel.tv/getfueltv, or call 877-4 FUEL-TV.
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