UFC President Dana White announced the news via Twitter on Friday, revealing that the TD Garden will once again play host to the Las Vegas-based promotion. No bouts have been announced for the as-yet-untitled Fox Sports 1 (FS1) premiere, though White stated that the promotion will offer up “a sick card” in Beantown.
The UFC previously visited the venue in August 2010, a trip that saw Frankie Edgar successfully defend his lightweight championship against former divisional ruler B.J. Penn in the main event of UFC 118. That show also featured a one-sided heavyweight showdown pitting UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture against former multi-division boxing champion James Toney. “The Natural” wiped the floor with Toney, picking the pugilist’s ankle early in round one and finishing “Lights Out” with an arm-triangle choke.
Fox officials announced plans to launch sister channels FS 1 and 2 earlier this year. Currently known as Speed Channel and Fuel TV, the channels will become 24-hour sports networks starting Aug. 17. The UFC is expected to be featured heavily on FS1, which will be available in more than 90 million homes, according to a recent press release.view original article >>
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