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 Viewer’s Choice Week ends with the live UFC on FUEL TV 5: Miocic vs. Struve event which is set to air on September 29th. That day will feature five straight hours of live UFC coverage including a one hour pre/post fight show and three hours of live MMA action. The live broadcast will begin with the pre-fight show at 3 p.m. ET, with main card action beginning at 4 p.m. ET, and the post-fight show at 7 p.m. ET.
Several cable providers will be offering a FREE preview week. UFC fans that currently do not have FUEL TV can check directly with their local provider or go to www.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”
The weekly staples of “UFC Tonight” and “UFC Ultimate Insider” will also be available to fight fans on the network. UFC programming has allowed FUEL TV to experience unprecedented growth over the past year, and should provide more room for growth in the future.