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ION Television Airing Four UFC 140 Preliminary Fights

Written by Tom Ngo
November 29th, 2011
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With Spike TV set to play their final preliminary chip on UFC 141, ION Television has agreed to offer up four live “UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida” prelims on December 10th. According to Heavy.com, the two-hour broadcast begins at 7PM ET/4PM PT and will lead directly into the pay-per-view.

This won’t be ION’s first foray into the mixed martial arts arena, as the network showcased preliminary action for UFC 125 in January and UFC 127 the following month.

ION is available on channel 305 for DirecTV subscribers and is located on channel 216 on DishNetwork.

Although no official announcement has been made by the UFC, the card’s two remaining prelims are expected to be accessible via stream on their Facebook page.

A light heavyweight affair between champion Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida headlines the PPV show. Former champs Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will serve as the night’s co-featured attraction.

The Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada hosts the Octagon’s return trip up north.

Here is the card’s updated agenda:

Preliminary Bouts:

Rich Attonito vs. Jake Hecht

John Cholish vs. Mitch Clarke

Nik Lentz vs. Mark Bocek

(ION Television 7PM ET/4PM PT)

Yves Jabouin vs. Walel Watson

Dennis Hallman vs. John Makdessi

Constantinos Philippou vs. Jared Hamman

Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Igor Pokrajac

Main Bouts:

(Pay-Per-View 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung vs. Mark Hominick

Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Brian Ebersole vs. Claude Patrick

Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Lyoto Machida vs. Jon Jones (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)

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