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Facebook to Stream “UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones” Preliminary Bouts

Written by Tom Ngo
March 8th, 2011
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As if showing a pair of free UFC 128 preliminary bouts on Spike TV weren’t enough, it appears Octagon brass will continue their relationship with Facebook and offer up two additional live prelims for the event.

MMAJunkie confirmed late Monday that UFC officials are planning on streaming the welterweight scrap between Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle, as well as the lightweight battle between Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau on the popular social network.

If you have not done so already, simply click the “Like” button on the UFC’s Facebook page in order to gain access. (Shameless Plug Alert: Please don’t forget to show 5thRound some love while you’re at it!)

UFC 128 takes place March 19th inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. A light heavyweight affair between champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Jon Jones will headline the card.

The pay-per-view broadcast will air live at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Here is UFC 128’s revised agenda:

Preliminary Bouts:

Raphael Assunca vs. TBD
Dan Miller vs. Nick Catone
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian Lovela

(Facebook 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau
Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle

(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani
Luiz Cane vs. Eliot Marshall

Main Bouts:

Brendan Schaub vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Nate Marquardt
Kamal Shalorus vs. Jim Miller
Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland
Jon Jones vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)

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