UFC on FOX 1: "Velasquez vs. Dos Santos" fight poster via UFC.com
It doesn't get much easier than this.
No tape delays. No pay-per-view (PPV) purchases. No toggling between Spike TV and PPV. Just FOX, baby. And a little Facebook live stream mixed martial arts (MMA) action, too. That's it.
Unless you've locked yourself in your mother's basement, playing "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" until your fingers bleed, or are just plain dense, then you should know that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its celebrated debut on network television, FOX, later this evening (Nov. 12, 2011).
UFC on Fox 1 is an historic hour-long broadcast that begins at 9 p.m. ET. It features just one bout, but it's a fantastic fight that is scheduled for five rounds: UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, defending his world title against number one division contender, Junior dos Santos.
Of course, there are several other scraps that will take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., prior to main event, including a number one lightweight contender eliminator match between Ben Henderson vs. Clay Guida. These nine fights will all air live via streaming video on Facebook and FoxSports.com, beginning at around 5 p.m. ET.
Get the latest details on the UFC on FOX 1 fight card, who is fighting who, which celebrities are expected to saunter down the red carpet, as well as how to keep yourself updated, after the jump:
Main Event: 265 lbs.:
UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos
Preliminary Card (Broadcast live on Facebook):
155 lbs.: Clay Guida vs. Ben Henderson
135 lbs.: Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Darren Uyenoyama
145 lbs.: Dustin Poirier vs. Pablo Garza
145 lbs.: Cub Swanson vs. Ricardo Lamas
145 lbs.: Robert Peralta vs. Mackens Semerzier
185 lbs.: Paul Bradley vs. Mike Pierce
205 lbs.: Matt Lucas vs. Aaron Rosa
170 lbs.: DaMarques Johnson vs. Clay Harvison
135 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Cole Escovedo
To watch the UFC on FOX 1 "Prelims" on Facebook, (if you have a Facebook profile) simply "Like" the UFC Facebook page and check out the "UFC Live Streams" tab on the left-side menu. The live stream will also be available to watch on FOXSports.com for those fight fans who don't have Facebook accounts.
Remember, too, that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC on FOX 1, beginning with the Facebook prelims at 5 p.m. ET TONIGHT (Sat., Nov. 12, 2011). In addition, we will be your one-stop-shop for all the post-event coverage and highlights immediately following the show.
In addition, UFC and FOX have scheduled a ton of pre- and post-fight coverage programming to air on FUEL TV and FOX Deportes, including a pre-fight show hosted by Jay Glazer, along with Brock Lesnar, Kenny Florian and Stephan Bonnar. For a complete UFC on FOX 1 programming schedule for later this evening click here. To check out the list of celebrities who were announced to walk down the red carpet prior to the UFC on FOX television event click here.
And to get up to speed on all the news and notes for UFC on FOX 1: "Velasquez vs. Dos Santos," be sure to hit up our event archive right here.