Bye-bye FUEL TV and FX Networks, hello FOX Sports 1!
Today (Sat., Aug. 17, 2013) is the day FOX Sports 1 launches, "America's new 24-hour national sports network," with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) getting the nod to lead the inaugural programming schedule with a live five-hour mixed martial arts (MMA) event from TD Bank Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
There was some concern that not all households in the United States would receive the network in their cable packages prior to UFC Fight Night 26; however, an eleventh-hour deal (read details here) was struck with Time Warner Cable, as well as satellite providers DirecTV and DISH, which assuaged most of those fears.
Regardless, combat sports fans will undoubtedly have some trouble finding the new channel in their television line up so we are here to hopefully lend a helping hand. First, realize that FOX Sports 1 will replace what was formerly known as the SPEED channel. In other words, if FOX Sports 1 doesn't appear on your television menu today, search for SPEED instead.
FOXSports.com has also created a zip code finder that will determine if FOX Sports 1 is in your package, and if so, the channel you need to watch right here.
International fans in particular regions can watch "Shogun vs. Sonnen" 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.
Need a mobile solution?
Check out FOX Sports GO, a groundbreaking mobile sports experience for iPhone, iPad, Android devices and web. The app, according to the website, offers more than 1,100 live games and events from across FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports' 22 regional sports networks. It is free to fans who receive their video programming from a participating cable, satellite or telephone company.
UFC Fight Night 26 "Prelims" bouts are also available to watch online at UFC.com and in VIDEO PLAYER BELOW. Of course, the "Prelims" will also stream live via Facebook.com, beginning with the Lightweight bout between Ramsey Nijem and James Vick. Once the three-fight Facebook.com broadcast concludes, the action will switch over to FOX Sports 1 with more "Prelims" matches that include two sensational Featherweight bouts between Brad Pickett vs. Michael McDonald and Conor McGregor vs. Max Holloway, among others.
Then, at 8 p.m. ET, the UFC Fight Night 26 main card on FOX Sports 1 will begin in earnest, headlined by a Light Heavyweight main event between Mauricio Rua and Chael Sonnen, which is buttressed by a colossal Heavyweight clash between Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne.
If you still can't figure out how to watch UFC Fight Night 26 on FOX Sports 1, 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 Fight Night 26 results as soon as possible, and don't have a provider that carries the network, MMAmania.com will deliver up-to-the-minute results and live fight coverage, including round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of all the "Shogun vs. Sonnen" action before, during and after the event RIGHT HERE.