UFC 148 Start Time: Where and When to Watch Saturday Night's Action

Ian Hanford@Ian_HanfordFeatured ColumnistJuly 7, 2012

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UFC 148 features two major matches and a handful of others between the Preliminary and Main Card. Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen headline the night, while Forrest Griffin will try to end Tito Ortiz's career on a low note. 

If you are a UFC enthusiast, these aren't the only matches you will be interested in watching. Let's check out where and when you can catch all of Saturday night's action.

*For complete viewing information, check out ufc.com


When: Saturday, July 7

Time: Preliminary Card starts at 8 p.m. ET on FX (view one free undercard fight on Facebook). Main Card kicks off at 10:00 p.m. ET on pay-per-view.

Live Streams: UFC.tv, XBOX Live, iOS, Android, Roku, YouTube, and UStream all offer services. Options can be viewed on ufc.com.


Now that you know when to watch, let's take a look at the night's two most anticipated fights.


Silva vs. Sonnen II

The first battle between these two was named MMA's Fight of the Year in 2010. Silva scored a fifth-round submission with a triangle chokehold, despite being on his back for most of the match.

Silva is arguably the best mixed martial artist of all time. He's won 14 matches in a row, and he's defended his title nine consecutive times. He can fight any style, but his striking and submission are unrivaled because of his freakish reach (77.6 inches).

Sonnen is one of UFC's best wrestlers. He was an All-American with Oregon in his college days, and it's easy to notice. He's technically savvy and extremely smart in his takedowns.

This match should be epic. There's a history here and neither fighter wants to disappoint.


Griffin vs. Ortiz

These fighters are meeting for the third time in their careers Saturday night. Griffin won their most recent battle after Ortiz won the first. 

This is the final fight of Ortiz's Hall of Fame career. Don't expect that to play lightly on Saturday night. He's an extremely proud fighter, and he won't want to end on a sour note. 

Neither fighter is an elite striker, but Ortiz holds a major advantage in the wrestling department. He is a capable submission artist because of his technical ability and overall strength. 

If Ortiz gets Griffin down and forces him to fight from his back, this one could end rather quickly.

Make sure you tune in Saturday night to catch all of UFC 148's riveting action.