Four preliminary card fights from next week’s UFC 140 pay-per-view event are set to air live on ION TV.
UFC 140 takes place December 10th at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Canada and is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight featuring Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida.
UFC officials announced the program as well as the four-fight lineup yesterday afternoon.
Igor Pokrajac vs. Krzysztof Soszynski, Jared Hamman vs. Constantinos Philippou, Dennis Hallman vs. John Makdessi and Yves Jabouin vs. Walel Watson are all set to air live on the cable television station free to households in their broadcast area.
The airing of the UFC 140 prelim special on ION marks the final installment of UFC programming on the channel. With the UFC’s broadcast deal on FOX kicking in officially at the start of 2012, all preliminary card programming will be moving to FUEL TV.
The remaining three bouts not making the live broadcast are expected to stream live on facebook.com.
The UFC 140 broadcast and card now break down as follows:
MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view)
Champ Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida (for light-heavyweight title)
Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Tito Ortiz
Brian Ebersole vs. Claude Patrick
Mark Hominick vs. Chan Sung Jung
PRELIMINARY CARD: (ION TV)
Igor Pokrajac vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
Jared Hamman vs. Constantinos Philippou
Dennis Hallman vs. John Makdessi
Yves Jabouin vs. Walel Watson
Mark Bocek vs. Nik Lentz
Rich Attonito vs. Jake Hecht
John Cholish vs. Mitch Clarke