UFC on FOX 7 receives three-hour 'UFC Prelims' special on FX


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

chad-mendes-18.jpgApril’s highly anticipated “UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez” event will feature a three-hour, six-fight “UFC Prelims” special on FX prior to the evening’s FOX-televised main card.

UFC and FX officials recently announced the plans, which include the newly booked Darren Elkins vs. Chad Mendes fight in the featured role of the “UFC Prelims” portion of the night.

Featuring a lightweight title fight between current champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez, UFC on FOX 7 takes place April 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

UFC on FOX 7 marks the third consecutive FOX-broadcast event that featured a three-hour “UFC Prelims” special on FX. The cable channel generally airs a two-hour special prior to all UFC pay-per-view events.

UFC on FOX 7 has featured a few late changes in the lineup as Jordan Mein, Darren Elkins and T.J. Dillashaw were brought in as replacement opponents during the past week for Dan Hardy, Clay Guida and Francisco Rivera, respectively. However, the lineup is still loaded with intriguing fights from top to bottom. Interestingly, the night’s main card sees four Strikeforce imports face off with four UFC veterans in the former home arena of the now-shuttered promotion.

The latest UFC on FOX 7 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez – for lightweight
  • title

  • Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir
  • Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson
  • Matt Brown vs. Jordan Mein

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 5 p.m. ET)

  • Darren Elkins vs. Chad Mendes
  • Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck
  • Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin
  • Myles Jury vs. Ramsey Nijem
  • Joseph Benavidez vs. Darren Uyenoyama
  • Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 3:35 p.m. ET)

  • T.J. Dillashaw vs. Hugo Viana
  • Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani
  • Clifford Starks vs. Yoel Romero

For more on UFC on FOX 7, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Chad Mendes)

view original article >>

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 101 views

Check out the UFC on Fox 12 fight card, scheduled for July 26th in San Jose, CA. UFC on Fox 12 only has ten bouts attached to the card at the moment but it's already one of the deeper cards of the year in terms of potential excitement. The promotion is returning to San Jose on July 26th for the show, and the headliner will be what amounts to a number one contender fight at welterweight with Matt Brown taking on Robbie Lawler. Brown has won seven in a row, while Lawler rebounded from a title shot more

  • 21 days ago
  • 128 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog more

  • 20 days ago
  • 51 views

The UFC will crown the first strawweight champion with The Ultimate Fighter 20, but it won’t stop the promotion from matching other strawweight fights before the season. Joanna Jedrzejczyk, unbeaten in MMA, will take on fellow UFC newcomer Juliana Lima at UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose, Calif., on July 26. Sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com following a report from Groundandpound. Jedrzejczyk (6-0) earns a shot in the Octagon after scoring a second-round knockout more

  • 11 days ago
  • 49 views

With Major League Baseball taking up Fox Sports 1's schedule for July 26th, fans can look forward to watching the UFC on Fox 12 prelims on the Fox network. It's not often that the UFC being bumped off of Fox Sports 1 can be construed as a positive, but this could definitely be one of those rare exceptions. Due to a Major League Baseball doubleheader, the UFC on Fox 12 preliminary card will be broadcast on the Fox network in addition to the night's main card, which is headlined by Robbie Lawler a more

  • 11 days ago
  • 51 views

A highly anticipated lightweight contest has been scrapped, as Michael Johnson has been forced to withdraw from a planned UFC on FOX 12 bout with Josh Thomson.Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 11 days ago
  • 58 views

"The Punk" gets punked ... yet again. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight number one contender, Josh Thomson, will no longer throw hands opposite Michael Johnson at the upcoming UFC on FOX 12 event, scheduled for the SAP Center in San Jose, California, on July 26, 2014. That's because "The Menace" has been injured, according to MMA Junkie, and forced to withdraw from the event. To complicate matters, the promotion has roughly two weeks to find a replacement against a fighter more

  • 11 days ago
  • 50 views

The anticipated lightweight match-up between Josh Thomson and Michael Johnson has been discarded after Johnson withdrew with an injury. One of the most exciting contests on the UFC on FOX 12 fight card will no longer be taking place, as Michael Johnson withdrew from his feature fight against Josh Thomson with an undisclosed injury. MMAJunkie.com was the first to report the news. The UFC is still looking for a potential opponent for Thomson, who is coming off a controversial decision loss to form more

  • 11 days ago
  • 30 views

Green is forced to abandon Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine; however, the promotion is expected to find a new opponent for "Killa" in the next few days. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight number one contender, Josh Thomson, is still competing this month, thanks to a last-minute save from Bobby Green for the upcoming UFC on FOX 12 event, scheduled for the SAP Center in San Jose, California, on July 26, 2014. FOX Sports brought word of the 155-pound pairing earlier more

  • 10 days ago
  • 27 views

Thanks, baseball! No more fumbling for the remote after the "Prelims." Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been asked to leave the FOX Sports 1 network -- albeit temporarily -- to make room for Major League Baseball (MLB) programming on July 26, 2014. That's when UFC on FOX 12: "Lawler vs. Brown" pops off from the SAP Center in San Jose, California. As for FOX Sports 2? Already committed to soccer, so fight fans will get a rare treat with a four-hour block of mixed martial arts (MMA) progra more