In a press release earlier today, the Fox Corp announced the launch schedule for the Fox Sports 1 channel premiering on August 17th at 8am.  After 7 1/2 hours of NASCAR programming, the UFC will take center stage at 3:30pm with UFC Ultimate Insider,  UFC Unleashed at 4pm, a live broadcast of UFC Tonight at 5pm, and the event prelims start at 6pm.  As of now the card is reported to feature Conor McGregor vs. an unnamed opponent.  The card is also expected to feature Thiago Alves vs. Matt Brown.

The UFC will return to Fox Sports 1 with their second live event eleven days later on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013.  They will then return a week later on 9/4 with a two hour live event leading up to the 10pm premiere of the first co-ed season of The Ultimate Fighter.

100 days and counting….


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