The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced yesterday that four140: JONES vs. MACHIDA preliminary fights will air live on the ION Television network on Saturday, Dec. 10 beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
The fights are: Krzysztof Sozynski vs. Igor Pokrajac in a light heavyweight contest; Jared Hamman vs. Costa Phillippou in a middleweight bout; John Makdessi vs. Dennis Hallman in 155-pound action; Yves Jabouin vs. Walel Watson in a bantamweight bout.
Saturday’s UFC 140 prelims will reach almost 100 million U.S. households, giving UFC fans the opportunity to watch four exciting UFC bouts leading in to the Pay-Per-View event.
“We are excited to give UFC fans four great fights live and free on ION Television this Saturday,” UFC President Dana White said. “We always try to give fans free fights on TV and this is just another example.”
To find the ION Television channel in your area, visit the official site.
UFC140: JONES vs. MACHIDA, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 10 from Air Canada Centre in Toronto, will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, BellTV, ShawTV, SaskTel,Viewer’s Choice Canada and Canal Indigo for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$54.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition.
In the night’s main event, reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defends his crown against former titleholder Lyoto Machida. Plus, heavyweights Frank Mir and Antonio Minotauro Nogueira collide, while former light heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz battles Rogerio Nogueira.