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FOX Sports 1, Not FS2, Will Be Home To UFC Prelims

FOX Sports 1, Not FS2, Will Be Home To UFC Prelims

UFC president Dana White announced earlier this week that moving forward, prelims for UFC Fight Night cards will air on FOX Sports 1 – the same network as the main card.

Wednesday night, prelims began on FOX Sports 2. However, an hour into the two-hour planned broadcast, Jon Anik announced they were on FOX Sports 1 now. The fights aired on both networks until the main card started.

White stated they would have “five hours of live fights” with each Fight Night card from now on airing on just one channel.

FOX Sports 1 launched earlier in August with Chael Sonnen and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua competing in the main event. The prelims and main card all aired on one channel that night.

While also making that announcement, White confirmed the Vitor Belfort-Dan Henderson bout for UFC Fight Night 32 in November. It will also air on FOX Sports 1.

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Fight Cards

Bellator 162: Shlemenko vs. Grove

Event Date: October 21, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV