UFC announces first fight on FOX

UFC announces first fight on FOX

Published Sep. 2, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

During a UFC conference call Friday, UFC president Dana White announced that Cain Velasquez will be defending the UFC heavyweight title against Junior dos Santos at the first UFC on FOX card. The event will originate from the Honda Center in Anaheim.

UFC announced their deal with FOX Broadcasting in August. The deal will call for four cards on FOX Network, six on FX and the highly popular “The Ultimate Fighter” series will move to FX with live fights at the end of each show.

The FOX feature will have only one fight on the card with a five-round heavyweight title fight.

Tickets for the event will go on-sale next Sept. 9 at Ticketmaster and the Honda Center box office.


The remaining card for the event hasn’t found a home yet. White was too concerned with getting the main event sewn up. They are now focusing on where the other fights will live as well.