The UFC on FOX debut is quickly approaching and with the new details of the event, it’ll be quickly over. Details came about that the November 12 event on FOX will only last one hour and feature two live fights. That event will still feature a full slate of preliminary fights, which will be streamed on Facebook.
Las Vegas Sun first reported the details.
The one hour time-slot is due in large part to the fact that one of boxing’s top PPV draws, Manny Pacquiao, will be fighting Juan Manuel Marquez on that same night. A big fan of the boxing and Pacquiao, Dana White doesn’t want to run head-to-head against the boxing superstar.
Speaking to the Las Vegas Sun, UFC executive Lorenzo Fertitta said, ““We’ll be out of there before Pacquiao even walks to the ring. This is going to be a perfect night for any fight fan. Get together with your friends, watch two big fights in the UFC and then change the channel to ride into the Pacquiao pay-per-view.”
Due to the short time slot, fans can expect the action to be nonstop. “It’s going to literally be back-to-back action,” said Fertitta. “We aren’t going to mess around with a lot of pre-fight commentary, post-fight commentary. We are going to roll right in, set up the fights and let the action go.”
The event is scheduled to go live on FOX at 9PM EST. While no venue has been officially announced, it is rumored that Anaheim, California will play host to the historic event. Dustin Poirier vs. Pablo Garza was the first fight announced for the event.