LOS ANGELES, CA – In a first for any FOX network, FUEL TV (www.fuel.tv) is letting its viewers choose its prime time programming in a special Viewer’s Choice Week from September 24 – 27. Beginning September 17, fans pick specific Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) shows they want to see over those four nights by voting for their favorites on the FUEL TV website(www.fuel.tv/viewerschoice).
The week culminates with FUEL TV’s fifth live UFC® main card, “UFC ON FUEL TV 5: STRUVE VS MIOCIC” on Saturday, September 29 (3:00 PM ET) featuring an epic heavyweight bout between the 6-foot-11 Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve, who looks to extend his three-fight winning streak against the undefeated Stipe Miocic. During Fight Night on September 29, FUEL TV airs five straight hours of live fight programming, including a one-hour live Prefight Show (3:00 PM ET), three hours of live fighting (4:00 PM ET), and a one-hour live Postfight show (7:00 PM ET).
To help more fans catch their favorite UFC® programming, multiple cable distributors in select areas are participating in a FUEL TV Free Preview week. From September 23-29, consumers can check directly with their local provider or go towww.fuel.tv/getfueltv to see if they are receiving the network.
“UFC fans are some of the most passionate and knowledgeable in all sports,” says George Greenberg, Executive Vice President and General Manager, FUEL TV. ”Because of this we’re putting the power to program FUEL TV in their hands for four nights. If you are a UFC fan, this is a must see week on FUEL TV. If viewers don’t get FUEL TV, they should check with their local television provider to see if the special preview is available so they can take advantage of FUEL TV’s Free Preview opportunity.”
During FUEL TV’s Viewer’s Choice, fans are able to choose between different episodes of “UFC UNLEASHED,” “UFC RELOADED,” Fighter Profiles and the first four UFC ON FUEL TV fights.
Monday, September 24 at 10:00 PM ET
“UFC UNLEASHED: MACHIDA VS. COUTURE (UFC 129)”
“UFC UNLEASHED: ALDO VS. MENDES (UFC RIO)”
“UFC UNLEASHED: LESNAR VS. OVEREEM (UFC 141)”
“UFC UNLEASHED: EVANS VS. ORTIZ (UFC 133)”
Tuesday, September 25 at 8:30 PM ET
“UFC Bad Blood: Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz”
“Ultimate Matt Hughes”
“UFC In The Moment: The Rise Of Jon Jones”
“Forrest Griffin: The Ultimate Fighter”
Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 PM ET
“UFC RELOADED: UFC 68: SYLVIAN VS. COUTURE”
“UFC RELOADED: UFC 136: EDGAR VS. MAYNARD III”
“UFC RELOADED: UFC 140: JONES VS. MACHIDA“
“UFC RELOADED: UFC 143: DIAZ VS. CONDIT”
Thursday, September 27 at 8:00 PM ET
“UFC ON FUEL TV 1: SANCHEZ VS. ELLENBERGER”
“UFC ON FUEL TV 2: GUSTAFSSON VS. SILVA”
“UFC ON FUEL TV 3: KOREAN ZOMBIE VS. POIRIER”
“UFC ON FUEL TV 4: MUNOZ VS. WEIDMAN”
During FUEL TV’s Fight Week, fans can also tune-in to programs including “UFC Tonight,” the official weekly news and information show of the UFC and “UFC Ultimate Insider,” which delivers unprecedented access, including in-depth profiles of the UFC’s biggest stars, tell-all features, and compelling backstage footage.
In 2012, FUEL TV telecasts more hours of UFC programming than any other network, with more than 100 hours of live fights, weigh-ins, preliminary bouts, and prefight and postfight shows.
For a complete listing of FUEL TV shows, go to: http://www.fuel.tv/schedule. For more information, go to www.fuel.tv,www.fuel.tv/ufc, on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/fueltv and on Twitter: @FUELTV, #UFConFUELTV
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Jay Cee – The MMA Review
*This is an official Fuel TV press release. A press release is an announcement of an event, performance, or other newsworthy item that is issued to the press.