That’s the word according to MMA Junkie:
Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Saturday night’s pay-per-view broadcast will run a full four hours and will feature eight bouts. Additionally, FSN will air three bouts, rather than the previously reported two fights.
In other words, between FSN and PPV, the entire “Banned” fight card will be televised.
This is getting pretty intense. Let’s backtrack. Affliction announces a card to be held on July 19th. The UFC counters by putting together a free card on basic cable television that features the best pound for pound fighter in the world, Anderson Silva, in the main event. Then Affliction says that they’ll show two undercard fights on FSN for free as well. In response, the UFC counter-programs with UFC: Unleashed airings as well as re-airing the Silva vs. Irvin countdown show during that timeslot.
Now, the UFC has gone ahead and gone live with the show nationwide according to this report. Usually the UFC airs its live Spike broadcasts on a three hour delay on the West Coast but Silva vs. Irvin will be shown live nationwide. And now this: Affliction running a four hour broadcast, showing eight fights, as well as three undercard fights for free on FSN. It’s like dueling banjos, folks. And as MMA fans, you’ve gotta love it.