With popular British "Outlaw" Dan Hardy fighting in the main event of UFC on Versus 5 this Sunday night (Aug. 14), you would think the network television event would air live on ESPN UK.
And you would be wrong.
That's because the sports television network, which airs most of the UFC-related programming throughout the UK, doesn't have an arrangement for "Versus" events and was forced to sit this one out.
But hope is not lost.
Aside from airing free on UFC.tv (complete with back spasms from sitting hunched over your computer screen), UFC on Versus 5: "Hardy vs. Lytle" will also broadcast live and free via Sky on Premier Sports at 2 a.m. local time (Sunday night into Monday morning) on channel 433.
That's not all.Irish fight fans will also be able to catch UFC on Versus 5 via Setanta. Click here for more details on Sunday night's telecast or to sign up for UFC.tv.
Remember too, the entire "Hardy vs. Lytle" preliminary card will stream live on the UFC Facebook page on Sunday night. Click here for all the details.
UFC on Versus 5: "Hardy vs. Lytle" will feature a pair of welterweight bangers doing battle in the main event of the evening, as "The Outlaw" Dan Hardy will make one final stand against "Lights Out" himself, Chris Lytle.
For all the latest UFC on Versus 5 news and notes click here.