UFC Debuts On Fuel TV New Years Day With 24-Hour Marathon
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.
FUEL TV Schedule UFC 24-hour New Yearâ€™s Day Marathon
January 1, 12:00 AM ET
UFC Reloaded 1 (UFC 79 Nemesis)
Missed that one Pay-Per-View everyone_s always talking about? Not to worry because FUEL TV is bringing you some of the biggest and most memorable events in UFC history, featuring exclusive, never-before-seen, footage and much, much more. You may know the result, but the epic battles on â€œUFC Reloadedâ€ will keep you on the edge of your seat. There will be 14 episodes in 2012.
January 1, 3:00 AM ET
UFC Bad Blood: Liddell vs. Ortiz
Once friends, now bitter enemies. UFC superstars Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell and "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz waged intense battles in and out of the Octagon. The 90-minute special â€œUFC Bad Blood: Liddell vs. Ortiz,â€ gives an all-access look at the epic feud forged in heated competition over the UFC Championship, and fueled by personal conflict outside of the cage. Through new, exclusive interviews, rare behind-the-scenes footage, and hard-hitting action from their historic fights, you can re-live the rivalry that helped launch the Ultimate Fighting Championship into the mainstream and made Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz household names that will be forever linked.
January 1, 4:30 AM ET
UFC Champion_s Roundtable with Jay Glazer
In this FUEL TV produced half-hour special, Jay Glazer chats all things UFC with current and past champions Jon "Bones" Jones, Frank Mir, Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin. Watch this intimate discussion about the UFC_s meteoric rise, what it means to be a champion and many other topics.
January 1, 5:00 AM ET
â€œUFC UnleashedÂ®â€ features the best fights from the UFC vault! With 12, one-hour specials over 2012, â€œUFC UnleashedÂ®â€œ brings viewers the big names and epic battles they want to see.
January 1, 6:00 AM ET
UFC Ultimate Knockoutsâ„¢
â€œUFC Ultimate Knockoutsâ„¢â€œ brings viewers the greatest knockouts in MMA history, delivered by fighters who refuse to leave results in the hands of the judges ... or even allow their opponent a chance to tap out. In this two-hour special, these warriors seek not just to win, but to dominate â€¦ with one devastating strike!
(Note: The January 1 schedule repeats this eight-hour block the rest of the day.)