Saturday, October 19, 2013
The UFC 166 live online and televised pay-per-view will take place on October 19, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The pay per view event will feature the highly anticipated rubber match between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. It's their third meeting, with the championship on the line between them. The latest UFC 166 event will available for fans to watch on TV and live online with free preliminary matches ahead of the main card, as well. Let's check out the full schedule and big fights coming up.
To watch the free online preliminary fights, head over and click "Like" on the official UFC Facebook page. The live streaming online preliminary fights will be available to watch on Facebook, and will begin at 6:15 pm. ET. The fight card is as follows:
UFC 166 Facebook Live Online Prelims
TJ. Waldburger takes on Adlan Amagov
Tony Ferguson takes onMike "The Wolverine" Rio
Jeremy Larson takes on Andre "Touchy" Fili
Dustin Pague takes on Kyoji Horiguchi
After the free live stream online preliminary fights on Facebook, there's more free prelims to watch on TV. These fights will be televised by Fox Sports 1, starting at 8pm. ET. The fights that will be seen on Fox Sports 1 for cable and satellite viewers are:
UFC 166 FOX Sports 1 Live TV Prelims
Tim "The Babarian" Boetsch takes on CB "The Doberman" Dollaway
Nate Marquardt takes on"Lightning" Lombard
Sarah Kaufman takes on Jessica "Evil" Eye
George Sotiropoulos takes on KJ. Noons
As soon as the preliminary fights on Fox Sports 1 are over, the main card of the Pay Per View begins, you can purchase the event through you cable/satellite provider, or online at www.ufc.tv. The fights are scheduled to begin at 10pm. ET.
The five fights on the main card have some very intriguing matchups, and overall, this fight card has the potential to be one of the best UFC pay per views ever.
Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga takes on Shawn Jordan. This is a fight between two heavyweights on impressive streaks; Gonzaga has won four out of his last five fights, while Jordan has won three of his last four.
John Dodson takes on Darrell "Mongoose" Montague. Dodson is the former #1 contender for the Flyweight championship, and is coming off a tough loss to division champion Demetrious Johnson and is looking to get another chance at the championship. Montague is also looking to throw his name in the title discussion, coming off four straight wins.
Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez takes on Diego Sanchez. Melendez the former Strikeforce Lightweight champion, coming off a controversial decision to then lightweight champion Benson Henderson looks to get back into title contention against The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 champion Sanchez. This fight has the potential to be the fight of the night because of the exciting fighting styles of both fighters.
Daniel "DC" Cormier takes on Roy Nelson (20-8-0). There is a little bad blood in this fight between the undefeated Olympic wrestler Cormier, and the hard hitting Nelson. Cormier will be looking to solidify his position as the number one contender to the heavyweight belt held by Cain Velasquez with a win over Nelson.
Cain Velasquez takes on Junior Dos Santos (16-2-0). In the main event of this pay per view, Junior Dos Santos is looking to avenge his only defeat in the UFC against Velasquez who lost the heavyweight belt to Dos Santos in his only UFC loss, but regained it in the rematch. Dos Santos made quick work of Velasquez in the first fight, and Velasquez dominated him in the rematch. Both fighters are used to each other’s fighting style now, which should make for a great main event.
It's possible that some of WWE's biggest stars may be watching this event, either live in person, live on TV or live online. Some of the notable pro wrestling stars who are fans of the sport include CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, and The Undertaker. Lesnar has been a former UFC champion himself.
Remember that UFC 166 starts for viewers to watch on TV or live online at 10 p.m. EST. The event can be ordered through various cable or satellite providers, or also live online through UFC.TV, Yahoo!, YouTube, and other sources provided by UFC's website.