It was announced today that ION TV will air four preliminary fights from the UFC 140 event live on December 10th with the remaining three bouts to be streamed on Facebook.

The UFC has used ION on two occasions previously to show prelim action from both UFC 125 and UFC 127, producing lower ratings than equivalent ‘prelim specials’ on Spike TV, though still pulling in around 700,000 – 800,000 viewers.

The ION broadcast will begin at 7pm Eastern Time and will feature the following four fights:

  • Igor Pokrajac vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
  • Constantinos Philippou vs. Jared Hamman
  • John Makdessi vs. Dennis Hallman
  • Yves Jabouin vs. Walel Watson

Prior to that Facebook will also have three fights from the card live:

  • Mark Bocek vs. Nik Lentz
  • Rich Attonito vs. Jake Hecht
  • Mitch Clarke vs. John Cholish