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UFC prelims are a click away

I like that the UFC is experimenting with different ways to share prelim fights with us. Sometimes those experiments are a bit goofy, like having the UFC 125 prelims on ION, the only broadcast network shittier than Mexican soap opera destination MyNetworkTV. Fans had to bust out the rabbit ears or scour the 700+ channel region of their cable package to see if they could find it. But this next experiment seems a lot cooler: watching the UFC on Facebook.

The opportunity to watch two live prelim fights for free from UFC® Fight For The Troops 2 is now only a click away. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that fans will have the ability to watch two exciting UFC contests on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT by simply clicking the “Like” button on the official UFC Facebook page.

By liking, fans will gain access to a live stream of the lightweight battle between Cody McKenzie (12-0) of The Ultimate Fighter® and veteran Yves Edwards (39-16-1), as well as a pivotal welterweight clash pitting TUF alum DaMarques Johnson (16-8) against Mike “The Joker” Guymon (13-4-1). Fans that do not have a Facebook account are encouraged to sign up at

“I’m always looking for ways to give fans fights for free and this is just another example of that,” UFC President Dana White said. “Facebook is such a great tool for people to stay connected and we’re excited to put two live fights on our UFC page for free.”

Yeah! Talk about a context switch that syncs up with the multimedia catalysts for change! Go UFC for getting behind the bandwidth power curve. Synergies will be leveraged! Empower the end user’s performance meta-services! Other corpspeak for ME LIKEY!

  • phillai says:

    This gonna be US only? I wouldn’t mind watching it for free in the UK…

  • Mixed Martial Adam says:

    If it’s through facebook I would assume that the prelims would also be available in the UK

  • glassjawsh says:

    the 1% of us who don’t believe in facebook are disappoint, son

  • Grappo says:

    Yeah, guess now I have to sign up to Facebook :( under a fake name :)

  • frickshun says:

    Jawsh–>you wouldn’t even do it for free fights?? Borrow someone elses for a day!!

  • iamphoenix says:

    jawsh, would you have preferred if it was on myspace?

  • Predator8u says:

    thanks for this post, Ryan.

    cant wait for this Pivotal night of fights.
    when Cody gets Exposed for the chump he is(Hopefully)

    and a TUF WASHOUT(<—make this shirt) vs. A LIFE WASHOUT(guymon)SHIRT IDEA HERE!!!!!V^make it all “TAPOUT”s stupid style(RAW POWER!!!!). BUT have it say “UFC BURNOUT” Or “TUF WASHOUT” or “LHW GATEKEEPER!!!”

  • iamphoenix says:

    i don’t know what you are talking about but i’ll take your word for it.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    when Cody gets Exposed for the chump he is(Hopefully)

    Mr. Freeman, welcome to the real world. I hope you enjoy your stay after your time on Xen.

    Exposed? Really? Really? You hopin’ someone’s gonna expose his secret of having only one move? Perhaps next month someone will expose Brookins for having mildly deficient striking?

  • Predator8u says:

    I hope Yves destories Cody. But its one of those fights when cody is getting his ass kicked and he still Moves Forward.(GSPv.FITCHish)

    all of us hardcore know he probably wont go anywhere. why waste the time with him and his one move. there are plenty of bettr all around fighters who could take his spot on the roster. Im still excited to see the fight.
    I haven’t seen Yves Fight in years..