Update:  Less than 24 hours after this article was published the UFC raised their offer and are now set to show five fights live on Facebook.  Read more here.

The UFC have announced their intention to air  four preliminary fights from their April 30th UFC 129: GSP Vs Shields show for free via Spike TV and Facebook.

The action will get underway on Facebook with fights featuring Claude Patrick Vs Daniel Roberts, and Ivan Menjivar Vs Charlie Valencia.

An hour later an hour long Spike TV broadcast will cover two more fights as Nate Diaz takes on Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger locks horns with Sean Pierson.

That then concludes the free fights, with the action then switching to pay-per-view for the main card which features two title fights plus Randy Couture’s retirement fight against Lyoto Machida.