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ESPN2 to air live one-hour MMA Live Pre-show Saturday at 9pm

sportsgenius862010-05-17 12:55:31 +0000 #1
There won't be any live prelims for UFC 113 on Spike, but ESPN2 will be showing a one-hour MMA Live Pre-show special from 9-10 p.m. on Saturday night.

It sucks not getting prelims, but this preshow is arguably a much bigger deal long term for the sport.

This is a crazy huge opportunity to get solid ratings on ESPN2 and bring even more attention to MMA.

If anyone wants a source, it's in the UFC TV Programming calendar on their website and on the ESPN TV calendar for Saturday night.

ESPN2 will also air a post-fight special at 1 a.m.

Also, a quick search shows ESPNews will show the weigh-ins on Friday at 4 p.m.
dogofwar2010-05-17 13:00:31 +0000 #2
People have to watch this so it will continue, I heard May was going to be a test run. So watch or tivo it but lets get this sucker some ratings.
Vanno2010-05-17 13:30:58 +0000 #3
War Money Mayweather/Sugar Shane Mosely.....I mean MMA!
BruceLee2010-05-17 13:43:01 +0000 #4
Cool.

Are Rogan and Goldberg hosting it or is it going to be Jon Anik and Fwankie mcNeil.
Loot2010-05-17 14:24:53 +0000 #5
If this does well and they are interested in doing it frequently, I wonder what types of conflicts it would have with the Spike prelims (when they have them)? Would we see an 8pm pre-show, Spike Prelims, then PPV? How would this all work?
sportsgenius862010-05-17 13:55:49 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Loot

If this does well and they are interested in doing it frequently, I wonder what types of conflicts it would have with the Spike prelims (when they have them)? Would we see an 8pm pre-show, Spike Prelims, then PPV? How would this all work?

I'm guessing this would end up being the scenario with 1 a.m. wrap up shows being aired following each numbered event.

Also, to answer Bruce's question, I would almost certainly say it will be Anik.

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