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UFC 169 Could Be Forced To Go Up Against NFL’s Super Bowl

UFC 169 Could Be Forced To Go Up Against NFL’s Super Bowl

The UFC likes to pair a big-time pay-per-view event up for the same weekend as the NFL’s yearly Super Bowl game.

This year, they decided to hold UFC 169 February 1 in Newark, New Jersey to go alongside Super Bowl 48 in nearby MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on February 2.

However, after a series of snow-filled regular season games and future outlooks saying New Jersey could be hit hard by a winter storm in early February, there are reports that the NFL could move the big game to that Saturday – meaning it would go up against the UFC card.

“NFL head of events Frank Supovitz reiterates contingency plans in place that could see Super Bowl start day early, day late or later,” reported Sport Business Journal’s Daniel Kaplan.

The impact financially this would have on the UFC could be huge, as the Super Bowl is typically one of the most-watched events or shows. The UFC card does feature two championship matches, including the return of Dominick Cruz.

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Fight Cards

Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen

Event Date: January 21, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

Bellator 171: Guillard vs. Njokuani

Event Date: January 27, 2017
Broadcast: Spike TV

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Event Date: January 28, 2017
Broadcast: Fox

UFC Fight Night 104: Bermudez vs. The Korean Zombie

Event Date: February 4, 2017
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 208: Holm Vs. De Randamie

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Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione

Event Date: February 18, 2017
Broadcast: Spike