Sunday, October 16, 2011

Video Promo for Velasquez vs Dos Santos Network TV Debut

The UFC will make its long awaited debut on network TV on Nov. 12 when it brings a heavyweight championship showdown to Anaheim, California, on FOX.

Cain Velasquez will make his first defense of the title he ripped away from Brock Lesnar against number one contender and noted knockout artist Junior dos Santos.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

UFC on Fox 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Shaping Up

The dream has come true for UFC fans and the owners of the company - the UFC will air on network TV for the first time on November 12th. Dana White decided to go all out for the one-hour special that will air on Fox and only put one guaranteed fight on the card, and what a fight it it. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will defend his title against number one contender Junior dos Santos. The other major interesting bout is the probable number one contenders lightweight matchup between former WEC champion Ben Henderson and Clay Guida.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Velasquez vs dos Santos Press Conference

The UFC is hosting a press conference at 4 p.m. ET to promote their debut show on the Fox network. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, challenger Junior dos Santos , and UFC President Dana White will appear at the press conference. Video will stream at

[Update] Embedded video after the jump.

Cain Velasquez (9-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) will attempt to make his first defense of the heavyweight belt he won from Brock Lesnar last October at UFC 121. Velasquez injured his rotator cuff in the fight against Lesnar. The subsequent surgery and rehab kept him out of training for over six months.

UFC on FOX Kick Off Press Conference

As a reminder, a press conference to kick off ticket sales for November's "UFC on FOX 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos" event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and the public is invited to attend.

Starting at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT local time), the session takes place at Los Angeles' W Hotel Hollywood, located at 6250 Hollywood Blvd.

UFC president Dana White is expected to be in attendance, as are main-event competitors Cain Velasquez (9-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) and Junior Dos Santos (13-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC).

Friday, September 16, 2011

UFC on FOX 1 Velasquez vs dos Santos Tickets on Sale

"UFC on FOX 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos" takes place Nov. 12 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The night's main event, which will be broadcast during a one-hour FOX special, sees UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (9-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) defend his title against top contender Junior Dos Santos (13-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC).

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT local time).

However, pre-sale periods are set for UFC Fight Club members (Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. ET) and e-newsletter subscribers (Thursday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. ET).

Friday, September 2, 2011

UFC on FOX: Is Velasquez vs. Dos Santos the UFC's Ali vs. Foreman?

The UFC made a big splash today, announcing that the planned world heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and top contender Junior dos Santos will now headline the promotion's first event on FOX.

The announcement is an exciting one for fight fans who will now be able to see one of the biggest fights in UFC history happen on live, free television.

Although the magnitude is quite apparent with regards to the UFC, some are beginning to draw comparison between some of boxing's legendary matches—specifically Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman.