View Full Version : [HOLY S**T!] UFC Primetime on Oct. 30 for possible Shogun vs. Henderson fight.


Las Vegas,
08-31-2011, 11:27 PM
http://www.fightline.com/fl/news/2011/0831/543745/

The UFC broke major ground earlier this month by inking a multi-year broadcast deal with the FOX network, which will extend to their subsidiary channels FX and Feul TV, and will see several UFC fights and UFC-themed programming appear on all three channels throughout the year.
Though there hasn't yet been a fight set for the show, the UFC has a FOX debut date of November 12 -- and the promotion is looking to put together a big fight in order to draw eyes to their network TV debut.

In a press-release gathered by TVBytheNumbers.com, it was revealed today that the UFC will air a Primetime special a little more than a week prior to their first fight on the network, obviously profiling the competitors to appear on that show.

From the release: "On Sunday, Oct. 30, in anticipation of the UFC's landmark live primetime FOX debut in November, FOX Sports offers UFC PRIMETIME, an intense, one-hour, behind-the-scenes look at the fighters' preparation leading up to the Nov. 12 main event. FOX Sports recently announced a multi-year, multi-platform rights agreement that features programming on several FOX networks including FX and FUEL TV. Featured programming includes live fights, pre and post shows, countdown shows, and a variety of UFC-produced original programs."

UFC president Dana White has been keeping mum as to who may appear on the card; he's said for sure that it won't be Anderson Silva, but that it could be someone who appeared on the UFC 134 fight card. Current rumors have Mauricio "Shogun" Rua -- who beat Forrest Griffin emphatically at UFC 134 -- facing off against fellow Pride veteran Dan Henderson on the UFC's FOX debut.

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F l i c k e r
09-01-2011, 02:13 AM
Hell yeah. I like that matchup. War Hendo.

Put Gomi-Guillard on the card too. Have some fireworks for the debut on Fox.

Clegg
09-01-2011, 02:26 AM
Are the UFC planning to have higher-caliber fights on Fox than they usually have on the Versus/****e cards?

I'd love to see Shogun-Hendo, but it seems like the kind of match-up to headline a PPV, unless they're really looking to make an impact on Fox (which maybe they are, I haven't read much on the deal).

Willy Wanker
09-01-2011, 02:51 AM
awesome if they can make the event to go through.

war shogun, but i love hendo almost as much.

-Swizzy-
09-01-2011, 06:23 PM
Are the UFC planning to have higher-caliber fights on Fox than they usually have on the Versus/****e cards?

I'd love to see Shogun-Hendo, but it seems like the kind of match-up to headline a PPV, unless they're really looking to make an impact on Fox (which maybe they are, I haven't read much on the deal).

UFC wouldn't put 2 fighters that are already well known by the casual MMA fan.

if anything, Overeem would more likely headline a Fox event.

Overeem is still relatively unknown to the UFC casuals so he would probably be the biggest possible fighter they would put on Fox.

RL_GMA
09-05-2011, 12:38 PM
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