After a two-event week for the UFC, it’s once again Fight Week for the UFC with one the most historic shows in the company’s history: UFC 167, which serves as the promotion’s 20th anniversary show.

Here’s the essential information for the card.

UFC 167 START TIME: UFC 167 takes place Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event kicks off with three prelims on MMAjunkie.com (as well as Facebook and Youtube) at 6:45 p.m. ET (3:45 p.m. PT), followed by four more prelims on FOX Sports 1 (8 p.m. ET) and the five-fight main card at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view.

UFC 167 BACKGROUND: In June, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) was first attached to a title defense against top contender Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) in Las Vegas in what would wind up being the UFC’s 20th anniversary show. Soon after, UFC President Dana White said the anniversary show could have been a superfight between then-middleweight champ Anderson Silva and light heavyweight champ Jon Jones at Madison Square Garden had New York legalized MMA earlier in the year. After his win over Mauricio Rua in March, Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) began campaigning for the co-main event slot on the card against Wanderlei Silva. He’ll coach “TUF: Brazil 3? soon against Silva, but he’ll meet former light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans (18-3-1 MMA, 13-3-1 UFC) at UFC 167 instead.

UFC 167 ON-SITE REPORTERS: MMAjunkie.com lead reporter John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) and assistant editor Matt Erickson (@MMAjunkieMatt) will be on site in Las Vegas. Give them a follow for updates throughout fight week.

UFC 167 OPEN WORKOUTS WEDNESDAY: UFC 167's open fighter workouts take place Wednesday and are free and open to the public. They kick off at 1 p.m. PT and include St-Pierre, Hendricks, Evans, Sonnen, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler. The workouts take place at Hollywood Theatre inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. We’ll have full coverage throughout the day on MMAjunkie.com.

UFC 167 NEWS CONFERENCE THURSDAY: All 10 fighters on the main card – St-Pierre, Hendricks, Evans, Sonnen, MacDonald, Lawler, Josh Koscheck, Tyron Woodley, Tim Elliot and Ali Bagautinov – will be on hand for a news conference that is free and open to the public. Doors open to fans at 12:30 p.m. at Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand and the press conference starts at 1 p.m.

UFC 167 NEWS FAN, COMMUNITY EVENTS: The UFC has a community event planned for Tuesday at Three Square in Las Vegas. In addition, watch the UFC’s official Twitter account for additional announcements of fan events and contests during Fight Week in Sin City.

UFC 167 WEIGH-INS ON FRIDAY: Friday’s UFC 167 fighter weigh-ins take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena. You can watch a live video stream or get text-only results beginning at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). We’ll also have a video replay and full photo gallery available afterward. The weigh-ins are free and open to the public, with doors opening at 3 p.m. PT.

UFC 167 ON SATURDAY: Join us Saturday at 6:45 p.m. ET for UFC 167 play-by-play and live results. You can also discuss UFC 167 in our discussion thread. Afterward, watch the post-UFC 167 news conference on MMAjunkie.com at approximately 1:30 a.m. ET.

The official UFC 167 card includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks – for welterweight title
  • Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen
  • Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald
  • Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley
  • Ali Bagautinov vs. Timothy Elliott

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:45 p.m. ET)

For more on UFC 167, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Fedor Emlianenko, Kazushi Sakuraba and Frank Shamrock all headed to Bellator Fan Fest

  • 15 days ago
  • 32 views

Three of the biggest stars of the early days of mixed martial arts will be part of the promotion for Bellator's next tentpole event on Sept. 19 in San Jose. Bellator head Scott Coker confirmed that F read news >>

Fight card, start time, broadcast info for Sunday's (not Saturday's) UFC Fight Night 74

  • 15 days ago
  • 3 views

As a reminder, the UFC returns this weekend for a rare Sunday show with UFC Fight Night 74.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Pics: Awesome fan art shows UFC's Ronda Rousey as 'Captain Marvel'

  • 16 days ago
  • 20 views

After proclaiming her interest in playing the role of "Ms. Marvel" -- also known as "Captain Marvel" -- Ronda Rousey has garnered major backing from her legions of fans. In fact, a few talented fans read news >>

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal trains with UFC lightweight Nate Diaz

  • 16 days ago
  • 107 views

Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fan and all-around NBA legend, Shaquille O'Neal, doesn't like to simply be a spectator, as the massive former pro-basketball player likes to get down and read news >>

UFC champ Fabricio Werdum to appear in Halo 5: Guardians

  • 18 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will star in Halo 5: Guardians. Fabricio Werdum is a big fan of the Halo series - one of the most successful first-person shooter video games on consoles. Set read news >>

The MMA Hour - 294 - Fan questions

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

Ariel Helwani and Eric Jackman answer fan questions. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 73: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux Fight Card, TV Info and Predictions

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 views

Former Tennessee Volunteers football player and current sixth-ranked UFC light heavyweight contender Ovince Saint Preux will be back in Nashville, Tennessee, Saturday night. OSP will have a great opp read news >>

UFC Fight Night 73: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux Fight Card, TV Info and Predictions

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

Former Tennessee Volunteers football player and current sixth-ranked UFC light heavyweight contender Ovince Saint Preux will be back in Nashville, Tennessee, Saturday night. OSP will have a great opp read news >>

Back on job, cutman 'Stitch' Duran 'felt like a superstar' by WSOF fan reception

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

On most fight nights, Jacob “Stitch” Duran largely flies under the radar while working MMA and boxing events. This past weekend at WSOF 22, though, he said he felt like a “superstar.”Filed under: Fea read news >>

The MMA Hour - 293 - Fan questions

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

Ariel Helwani and Marc Raimondi answer questions from the fans. read news >>