In a landmark announcement that marks the move of MMA's leading promotion to network television for the first time, the UFC and FOX on Thursday confirmed a deal that would put UFC programming on the FOX family of networks for the next seven years.
Under terms of the deal, the first UFC event on FOX will air on November 12, while additional UFC programming on FOX networks launches on January 2012.
Under the terms of the agreement, FOX will broadcast four UFC events a year on broadcast television and six events on FX, their basic cable station that is available on 99,369,000 homes, almost the same number of homes that receive Spike.
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As has been the case in the past, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was not shy in voicing his opinion when he made his main-event prediction at the end of the video.
“I can see Phil Davis winning by knockout, man. Really, Rashad’s chin sucks,” Jones said matter-of-factly. "I can see Rashad winning by taking him down, trying to lay on him. It’s gonna be a great fight."
Not surprisingly, "Bones" will be rooting for his former teammate-turned-rival, Rashad Evans, so that the two men can finally settle the score in Octagon.
“I’m sure Phil Davis has gotten a lot better since his last appearance, Rashad’s showing some changes in his game," Jones said.
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