New details emerged today about FOX’s plan to air a one hour special to introduce the UFC to the network’s viewers on Sunday, October 30th.
A press release indicates that the show will focus on the UFC’s first event on the network which takes place on November 12th.
In essence it appears that the show will be a condensed version of the UFC’s occasional ‘Primetime’ series which they have used several times in the past to hype up major fights. The only difference is that on this occasion it’ll only be a one-off show rather than the standard three week stint that marked it’s previous editions.
What’s still unclear at this stage is exactly who will be profiled on the show as the UFC are still believed to be in the process of choosing the four fighters who will participate on the one hour ‘UFC On FOX’ live event in November.
UFC execs Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta have promised that the event will feature big name fights in order to get their new television deal off on the right foot.
Read today’s press release in full below.
“On Sunday, Oct. 30, in anticipation of the UFC’s landmark live primetime FOX debut in November, FOX Sports offers UFC PRIMETIME, an intense, one-hour, behind-the-scenes look at the fighters’ preparation leading up to the Nov. 12 main event. FOX Sports recently announced a multi-year, multi-platform rights agreement that features programming on several FOX networks including FX and FUEL TV. Featured programming includes live fights, pre and post shows, countdown shows, and a variety of UFC-produced original programs.”