UFC on FOX 3 posterThe UFC originally had no plans of broadcasting the first two UFC on Fox 3 preliminary bouts… not on Fuel TV and not on Facebook.

“That was a time issue,” UFC president Dana White said on Wednesday when asked about why the first two fights were going dark, adding that the bouts could end up on Fuel TV or Fox if time permitted.

The two bouts in question are Roland Delorme vs. Nick Denis and Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola.

“We’re always trying to cram more matches in,” White continued. “We’re always trying to give you as many fights as we can give you.”

The UFC has always tried to be responsive to fans, and it appears that there was enough of an outcry about the dark matches that White made the call to drag them into the light.

The UFC on Thursday announced that the first two UFC on Fox 3 preliminary bouts would be streamed live on Facebook at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on Saturday.

The remainder of the preliminary bouts – six in total – will be telecast on Fuel TV at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, with the four-fight main card airing live on Fox at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC on FOX 19: Teixeira vs. Evans Full Results and Live Fight Analytics

  • 15 days ago
  • 13 views

Follow along for UFC on FOX 19: Teixeira vs. Evans full results and live fight analytics. First fight is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on Saturday, April 16. read news >>

Chicago's UFC on FOX 20 lineup gets first 4 bouts, including LaFlare vs. Yakovlev

  • 24 days ago
  • 5 views

The fight card is starting to take shape for the UFC’s July return to network television.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on Fox 19 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

  • 12 days ago
  • 14 views

The UFC returned to Tampa, Florida, for UFC on Fox 19 on Saturday with a night full of fun and excitement. In the main event, Glover Teixeira made quick work of former light heavyweight champion Rash read news >>

UFC on FOX 19 Video: Dana White Backstage Interview

  • 12 days ago
  • 29 views

UFC president Dana White talks about the UFC on FOX 19 main event and co-main event bouts shortly after they happened backstage at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday. read news >>

UFC on FOX 19 post-fight facts: Insane winning streak for Nurmagomedov stays alive

  • 12 days ago
  • 11 views

Saturday’s UFC on FOX 19 card was ravaged by injuries and fight changes. However, the FOX-televised card in Tampa, Fla., produced some eventful outcomes. Check out all the post-fight facts.Filed unde read news >>

UFC on Fox 19 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into UFC 197

  • 12 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC on Fox 19 is in the books. The results are as follows (c/o Craig Amos, PBP Man in Chief): UFC on Fox 19 Main Card Glover Teixeira def. Rashad Evans, knockout (Round 1, 1:48) Rose Namajunas def. T read news >>

Joe Silva’s Shoes: What's next for Glover Teixeira and UFC on FOX 19's other winners?

  • 12 days ago
  • 31 views

With UFC on FOX 19 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Joe Silva and Sean Shelby’s shoes, and play UFC matchmaker for the winning fighters.Filed under: Featured, Featu read news >>

'Windy City' gets a second straight summer card: UFC on FOX 20 set for July 23 in Chicago

  • 29 days ago
  • 5 views

After going to Chicago for three straight January dates and finding out first-hand about the city’s nickname, the UFC will head to the “Windy City” for the second straight July.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 20 Event Page and Fight Card

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC on Fox 20 event page, fight card rumors, and start times for July 23rd in Chicago, Illinois. read news >>

UFC on FOX 19's John Dodson calling out entire division in return to bantamweight

  • 28 days ago
  • 15 views

For his next trick, “The Magician” will move up to bantamweight for the first time in more than four years. But for his first assignment, he wasn’t able to pull the rabbit out of his hat like he was read news >>