Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will once again air an entire fight card TONIGHT (Dec. 8, 2012), this time with UFC on Fox 5: "Henderson vs. Diaz," which will emanate from the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
The mixed martial arts (MMA) action will begin around 4:30 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" Bantamweight bout between Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert that will air LIVE on Facebook.com. The rest of the under card will continue on FX at 5 p.m. ET and run for three full hours up until the FOX main card broadcast at 8 p.m. ET.
Fight fans who live outside the United States -- or who don't get FX in their cable package -- might have a hard time finding a way to watch the "Prelims" bouts; however, the good news is the under card action can be viewed on:
- ESPN (United Kingdom)
- Sportsnet (Canada)
- Combate (Brazil)
- OSN (UAE)
- FUEL TV (Australia)
- UFC.TV (Blocked in U.S., Brazil and India | 41.99 in Canada/ Free in the Rest of the World)
After the "Prelims" conclude, it's on to the main card coverage, which is headlined by a Lightweight championship showdown between 155-pound kingpin, Ben Henderson, and the division's number one contender, Nate Diaz. In addition, former 205-pound champion Mauricio Rua will collide with Swedish upstart Alexander Gustafsson in a number one Light Heavyweight contender eliminator match.
And let's not forget about the emotionally-charged Welterweight showdown between B.J. Penn vs. Rory MacDonald, two fighters at different stages of their careers, but fighting for one shared goal: Supremacy, and in Penn's case, a little bit of legacy, too.
International fans in particular regions can still watch "Henderson vs. Diaz" LIVE "in most parts of the world" on UFC.TV. To see if you qualify, as well as to check out whether or not the broadcast will air on television in your area, we suggest that you click here.
And to check out a list of sports bars and pubs near you that will most likely be showing tonight's fights click here.
If you still can't figure out how to watch UFC on Fox 5, we recommend that you call up your local cable and/or satellite provider or visit them online to find out which channel you should be tuning in to for tonight's MMA primetime extravaganza.
Remember, too, that if you need your UFC on FOX 5 results as soon as possible, and don't have a provider that carries one or both networks, MMAmania.com will deliver up-to-the-minute results and live fight coverage, including round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of all the UFC on FOX 5 action before, during and after the event RIGHT HERE.
Check out more details on the UFC on FOX 5 fight card and line up after the jump:
FOX Main Event:
155 lbs.: UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
FOX Main Card (8 p.m. ET):
FX Channel "Prelims" Card (5 p.m. ET):
155 lbs.: Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards
135 lbs.: Raphael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton
155 lbs.: Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor
155 lbs.: Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
155 lbs.: Marcus LeVesseur vs. Abel Trujillo
145 lbs.: Nam Phan vs. Dennis Siver
Facebook "Prelims" Card (4:30 p.m. ET):
Once again, remember that our round-by-round results of the under card "Prelims" fights on Facebook.com/FX will begin to flow around 4:30 p.m. ET later this evening and run right on through to our main card FOX coverage, which is set to start at 8 p.m. ET, RIGHT HERE!
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