The UFC has expanded their promotion over the years as they have introduced UFC Countdown shows and more recently UFC Primetime original programming to provide some background on some of MMA biggest stars.
Now the UFC will introduce a new show entitled “Road To The Octagon” with the first episode being centered around the UFC on FOX 4 main event between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Brandon Vera.
Not only will the one hour special highlight the main event, it’ll also give some air time to the supporting cast of the main card as well. Those fights are below:
- Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera
- Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida
- Ben Rothwell vs. Travis Browne
- Joe Lauzon vs. Terry Etim
From the press release:
The first UFC’S ROAD TO THE OCTAGON special airs Sunday, July 29 (2:00-3:00 PM ET) and features an in-depth look at Rua, Vera and fighters on UFC on FOX’s main card Saturday, Aug. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET) live and in prime time from Staples Center in Los Angeles. The second special, which focuses on the fighters battling in the Saturday, Dec. 8 prime time UFC on FOX event, airs Sunday, Dec. 2 opposite local NFL on FOX singleheader coverage (3:00-4:00 PM ET or 4:30-5:30 PM ET).
You can see that the UFC on FOX 5 event will take place on Saturday, December 8th. Be sure to stay close to ProMMAnow (www.prommanow.com) for future updates on that event.