The NFL may move the Superbowl up a day earlier if mother nature doesn’t want to cooperate. The UFC has announced that they will move their upcoming PPV event, UFC 169, back a day because they don’t want to go head-to-head with one of the biggest sporting events of the year.
The Superbowl is set to take place on Sunday, February 3, at the MetLife Stadium in Newark, New Jersey. The Superbowl has historically taken place on Sunday night, but inclement weather could be a significant factor on this year’s game which could force the NFL to potentially move the game to February 2. That’s the same date that UFC 169 will take place at the Prudential Center which will also take place in Newark, New Jersey.
UFC just announced if for some reason the Superbowl gets moved to Saturday because of weather, #UFC169 will be moved to Sunday. #BigNews.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) January 26, 2014
The Superbowl will feature a matchup between Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos taking on Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.
UFC 169 will feature two title fights with UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao taking on Urijah Faber for the second time. Also, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will look to defend his title against number one contender Ricardo Lamas.
Stay tuned to ProMMAnow.com for more news and coverage on the possible movement of each event.