There was a time when all there was to watch before a UFC pay-per-view was old UFC fights on Spike at best. Now we get free prelims for nearly every card and starting this weekend, we’re also going to get a College Gameday-style pre-fight show before the action kicks off in Vegas thanks to the good people at Heavy.com. In partnership with the UFC, they’re launching a web-based pre-show this weekend called Fight Day Live. The show will stream live on HeavyMMA.com, FoxSports.com, BleacherReport.com, MixedMartialArts.com, LiveStream.com, TheChive.com, Bullz-Eye.com and GlobalGrind.com prior to UFC 126 starting at 4:30pm ET/1:30pm PT. It will be hosted by Dave Farra and Megan Olivi, who in my opinion are the two best video interviewers in the business behind Ariel Helwani. And speaking of Ariel, he will also join the show along with Urijah Faber, Tito Ortiz and Seth Kelly, the editor of UFC Magazine, to help break down Saturday’s fights.
The show sounds very promising, so check it out if you’re looking for something to do Saturday afternoon while you wait for UFC 126 to kick off.