The latest edition of the ‘UFC Primetime’ series gets underway on Wednesday with the first of three episodes focusing on October’s biggest fight, a rubber match between current heavyweight title holder Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos at UFC 166.
Both men are well accustomed to the demands of the series which follows the two fighters in all aspects of their life, both in the gym and at home, in the build-up to their trilogy fight, having each appeared on two previous seasons.
In fact this will be the second time that a fight between Velasquez and Dos Santos has been the focus of Primetime as their initial meeting back in 2011 at ‘UFC On FOX 1’ was given a specially condensed one-hour episode of the show.
Velasquez also received the Primetime treatment for his 2010 fight with Brock Lesnar, while Dos Santos and Frank Mir’s fight last year also fell under the documentary spotlight.
The premiere will air at 8.30pm on FOX Sports 1 tomorrow following new episodes of the ‘UFC Ultimate Insider’ and ‘UFC Tonight’ shows on the channel as part of it’s regular Wednesday night UFC programming which also includes the latest episode of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 18’.
This will be the thirteenth installment of ‘UFC Primetime’ with the show generally being reserved for the promotion’s very biggest fights each year.
In an unusual move, a further two seasons of Primetime will air in the remainder of 2013 for Georges St.Pierre Vs Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 and Anderson Silva at Chris Weidman II at UFC 168, giving an indication of just how stacked the UFC’s upcoming line-up is.