Today is January 28th and beginning at approximately 5 p.m. ET, live from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois is UFC on Fox 2. The event is headlined by a light heavyweight number-one contender's bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and rising contender Phil Davis. The bout is scheduled for five, five-minute rounds.
The co-main event is a middleweight clash - also a number-one contender's bout - between Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping. That bout is scheduled for three, five-minute rounds.
There is no more Facebook portion of the fight card as UFC bouts are all moving onto television. MMA Nation has compiled a full list of ways you can watch this event no matter your viewing preference. So, let's breakdown our options based on each portion of the card.
For today's preliminary card, there is just one portion. In terms of online options, you can catch those on UFC.tv. However, not all markets will be able to watch it, so check local listings. That portion of the fight card begins at 5 p.m. ET As for the other part of the preliminary card, those fights will air on FOX beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
The UStream service is typically also available for those who enjoy it. The video streaming service allows users who purchase their pay-per-view via the UStream platform at a cost of $44.99 to watch the pay-per-view portion of the fight card. However, I do not believe that option exists for this event.
If you own a Roku set-top box, you can view the pay-per-view portion of the card for UFC events live. I've yet to try this service and am not certain this option is available today either. Please let me know in the comments if you can get it.
For the iPhone or iPad users among us, you can purchase the event by using the UFC app from the iTunes app store. The app itself is only $.99 while the pay-per-view is still $44.99. Don't use or own Apple products? Don't worry. UFC has also launched an Android app courtesy of Neulion, but again, the fight costs the same as it would if you purchased it on your television. If you've used these services, let me know how they worked for you.
Whether your cable provider is DirecTV, Comcast, Cox or any other major cable company, you should have the ability to order tonight's fights. If you're not, please list the name of the company in the comments. A comprehensive list of cable providers who carry these events can be found here.
Today's event does not air on pay-per-view. For those with FUEL TV, the preliminary card will begin airing at 5 p.m. ET. From there, the three major fights of the night will air on the FOX network. Check your local listings to see if you have FUEL TV.
At A Bar
The UFC provides a comprehensive, searchable database of bars carrying their pay-per-view events. It's organized by geography. Simply go to bars.ufc.com. From there you can enter your zip code to find those bars carrying tonight's fights closest to you. The results will even pull up the bar's number so you can call to ensure they're carrying the event as well as inquire about specials or a cover charge.
Last, but certainly not least, consult the UFC's page on how to watch this event for any final questions.
Here's the fight card laid out by distribution platform, time and segment:
Main card (FOX, 8 p.m. ET):
Light heavyweight: Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis
Middleweight: Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping
Middleweight: Demian Maia vs. Chris Weidman
Preliminary card (FUEL TV, 5 p.m. ET):
Lightweight: Evan Dunham vs. Nik Lentz
Heavyweight: John Olav Einemo vs. Mike Russow
Featherweight: George Roop vs. Cub Swanson
Featherweight: Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely
Lightweight: Michael Johnson vs. Shane Roller
Heavyweight: Lavar Johnson vs. Joey Beltran
Preliminary card (Facebook):
Middleweight: Chris Camozzi vs. Dustin Jacoby
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