The big news today is that UFC signed a seven year deal with broadcasting network FOX. The bigger news is that the octagon will debut on FOX on November 12 with the first ever live UFC event on network television.
The event is scheduled to take place in Anaheim, California. UFC officials are currently still piecing the card together.
According to UFC executive Lorenzo Fertitta, the UFC on FOX shows will be higher caliber versions of the current UFC Fight Night events.
While championship fights may not headline every UFC on FOX event, Fertitta said, “I can tell you that we’re going to deliver big fights on broadcast network, that’s for sure. Fights that matter, that mean something, and there’s a lot hanging on the line.”
Anaheim last played home to the organization at UFC 121, where Cain Velasquez defeated Brock Lesnar in the main event.
The November 12 events gives the UFC a four week stretch of events, starting with UFC 137 on October 29 and ending with UFC 139 on November 19. UFC 138 on November 5 and the UFC on FOX debut will be sandwiched between.