Say what you will about the quality of UFC PPVs lately, but I think the real story here is how many amazing fights we’ve been getting on free TV lately. The UFC promised they were gonna load up their FOX shows with sick match-ups, but who expected the UFC on FOX Sports 1 events to be so solid? Let’s take a quick look at some of the upcoming matchmaking for the channel:

  • Shogun Rua vs Chael Sonnen
  • Alistair Overeem vs Travis Browne
  • Urijah Faber vs Yuri Alcantara
  • Carlos Condit vs Martin Kampmann
  • Donald Cerrone vs Rafael dos Anjos

And now for UFC on FOX Sports 1 3…

  • Glover Teixeira vs Ryan Bader
  • Jacare Souza vs Yushin Okami

So next time you take a look at a UFC PPV and complain that there’s no strong undercard, remember that the UFC has been cannibalizing their moneymaker events to give us really strong cards on FREE television. Which I think is pretty swell indeed.