I hate to have to chose which UFC I want to watch when I want to watch them all but heres the plan for now ..Jan. 19’s UFC 80 event that takes place in Newcastle, England, will be shown on pay-per-view — not on free television as a Spike TV broadcast.
MMAjunkie was told of the UFC’s broadcast plans by a representative from one of the nation’s biggest cable companies, who said a Zuffa LLC representative contacted the company about the pay-per-view broadcast.
Zuffa, the UFC’s parent company, was initially concerned about the cable company’s ability to broadcast two major events — UFC 80 and a Roy Jones Jr. vs. Felix Trinidad boxing match — via pay-per-view on the same day. The Jones-Trinidad fight takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Although the cable-company representative says that UFC 80 will likely be shown (via tape delay) in its normal pay-per-view broadcast slot at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, the UFC says that it’ll be a live pay-per-view event. The event starts at 3 p.m. ET (8 p.m. GT) in Newcastle.
UFC 80, which takes place at the Metro Radio Arena, is headlined by an interim lightweight title fight between B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson. UFC President Dana White opted to create the interim title while Sean Sherk deals with the appeal of a failed UFC 73 drug test and what might be a suspension after the hearing. The two champs will meet in a title-unification bout once Sherk’s suspension ends.
UFC 80 also features main-card bouts of Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Fabricio Werdum, Marcus Davis vs. Jess Liaudin, and Kendall Grove vs. Jorge Rivera.
Two weeks after the UFC 80 broadcast, a UFC 81 event also airs on pay-per-view.
For the rich enjoy, I however have to chose the besat card for my money!