UFC 165 Live Online & TV Fight Card Schedule
UFC 165 Schedule and Location
The UFC 165 will be held September 21st, 2013 Saturday at the famous Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. Official announcements indicate that the free preliminary fights will get started at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. In total, fans will be treated to a total of approximately eight free fights on the live stream online Facebook show at 6:15PM EST and the Fox Sports 1 free TV fights at 8PM EST. Five fights will make up the main fight card of the 10 PM EST pay-per-view which can be ordered on cable and satellite TV or live streaming services such as UFC.TV, Yahoo! and the YouTube video site.
UFC 165 will be the second pay-per-view tournament to ever feature two title defenses, following UFC 152. The event will be divided into different class categories per card. The Main Card will entail the lightweight, heavyweight, middleweight, bantamweight and the light heavyweight. The two Preliminary Cards will have featured eight pairs fighting through the tail end of the night, marking the inception of the main event starred by Jon Jones and Alexander Gustaffson.
UFC 165 Live Online Prelims (6:15PM EST)
Makdessi vs. Forte
Prazeres vs. Ronson
Delorme vs. Caceres
Guelmino vs. Omielanczuk
UFC 165 Live TV Prelims (8PM EST)
Ricci vs. Jury
Menjivar vs. Reis
Clements vs. Thompson
Gagnon vs. Kimura
UFC 165 Main PPV Card (10PM EST)
Jones vs. Gustafsson
Barao vs. Wineland
Schaub vs. Mitrione
Philippou vs. Carmont
Healy vs. Nurmagomedov
Previewing the Main Bout
Based on the stats, Jon "Bones" Jones (18-1) and Alexander "The Mauler" Gustaffson (15-1) have exactly the same weight of 205 pounds, with the latter being an inch taller. However, height does not determine victory inside the "octagon." Many fans will be betting on "Bones" to win the match considering the fact he has more significant strikes and grappling success throughout the history of his UFC career. Nonetheless, both fighters also have similar records, so while Jones may be the champ and the heavy favorite, anything is possible in sports.
Jones is currently considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the business, so it's no surprise he's the favorite Saturday night to win and retain his title. As for Gustaffson, many have good faith in his swift movements, which they believe could leverage his battling tactics to success. Current odds have Jones listed as the favorite at -900, while the underdog Gustaffson is priced at +550 for bettors.
TV Viewing for UFC 165
As mentioned above, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, fans can watch free preliminary fights on TV via the FOX Sports 1 channel on cable or satellite. Fans can also order the live pay-per-view at any time up to and during the event on Saturday night through various cable or satellite providers. The main PPV starts at 10 p.m. EST and lasts 2-3 hours total.
Live Online Streaming
Part of the Preliminary Card can be viewed online through the UFC.TV itself as well as through Facebook. For Forte vs. Makdessi and the three other pairs, streaming will be made available from 6 PM Eastern Standard Time. As for Jury vs. Ricci and the other three pairs, they will be shown in Fox Sports 1 exactly 8 PM EST onward. For the Main Card, the fights can be seen through Pay-per view, which would start exactly 10 PM EST.
The main PPV will also be available for order live streaming online through various sources including UFC.TV, USTREAM, YouTube and Yahoo! If you are not able to watch the pay-per-view fights for the Main Card, worry not for there will be replays scattered through UFC.TV, Fox 1 and other cable TV and online streaming outlets. Then again, the heat and excitement are always heightened when the fights are freshly aired. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this Saturday night!