Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will once again air an entire fight card TONIGHT (April 20, 2013), this time with UFC on Fox 7: "Henderson vs Melendez," which will emanate from HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
The mixed martial arts (MMA) action will begin around 4 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" Lightweight bout between Roger Bowling and Anthony Njokuani 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 on their televisions; 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 | 1.99 in Canada / Free in the Rest of the World)
And even better news, UFC on FOX 7 "Prelims" are also available to watch online (geographic exclusions could apply) via YouTube.com.
After the "Prelims" conclude, it's on to the main card coverage, which is headlined by a Lightweight title fight between reigning division champion, Ben Henderson, and former Strikeforce 155-pound kingpin, Gilbert Melendez. In addition, former 265-pound champion Frank Mir will introduce Strikeforce Heavyweight Gran Prix winner Daniel Cormier in the co-featured fight of the night.
And let's not forget about the super-charged Lightweight showdown between the most recent No. 1 division contender, Nate Diaz, who will look to get back on track against another Strikeforce import, Josh Thomson, who is also looking to rebound from a recent championship loss in his most recent appearance to the aforementioned Melenedez.
International fans in particular regions can still watch "Henderson vs. Melendez" 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 7, 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 7 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 7 action before, during and after the event RIGHT HERE.
Check out more details on the UFC on FOX 7 fight card and line up below:
FOX Main Event:
155 lbs.: UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez
FOX main card (8 p.m. ET):
265 lbs.: Frank Mir vs. Daniel Cormier
155 lbs.: Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson
170 lbs.: Matt Brown vs. Jordan Mein
FX Channel "Prelims" (5 p.m. ET):
145 lbs.: Darren Elkins vs. Chad Mendes
185 lbs.: Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin
155 lbs.: Myles Jury vs. Ramsey Nijem
125 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez vs. Darren Uyenoyama
155 lbs.: Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means
135 lbs.: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Hugo Viana
Facebook "Prelims" (4 p.m. ET):
185 lbs.: Clifford Starks vs. Yoel Romero
155 lbs.: Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani
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 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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