UFC 148 Start Time: Where and When to Watch the Fights

Andrew Saunders@SaundersMMACorrespondent IIJuly 6, 2012

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UFC 148 looks to be one of the best fight cards put together in the history of the sport. But if you can't find a place to watch, it's all for naught. Here is your guide to watching tomorrow night's epic battles. 

Facebook Prelims

According to the UFC's Facebook page, the prelims are available to be streamed beginning at 8p.m. EST. However, there seems to be some confusion, as this is the same time that the UFC on FX broadcast is set to begin.

After a brief chat with the operator at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, I was able to gather that the first fight is scheduled to begin at 7p.m. EST. If you are hoping to catch Rafaello Oliveira vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo on the Facebook streams, it's better to be safe than sorry, so tune in at 7p.m.

FX Prelims

If you thought that the only exciting battles were taking place on the PPV portion of UFC 148, you are in for a treat during the FX preliminaries. Four fights featuring UFC notables fill the prelims, and should prove to be a delicious appetizer for what is to come. 

Featured fights include Gleison Tibau vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov, Melvin Guillard vs. Fabricio Camoes, Costa Phillippou vs. Riki Fukuda and Shane Roller vs. Alessio Sakara.

The action begins at 8p.m. EST. Check with your cable or satellite provider for listings for FX and FXHD.


The PPV madness begins at 10p.m. with six main card fights that are sure to create one of the most exciting events in UFC history.

Fights include:

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin III
Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia
Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie
Ivan Menjivar vs. Mike Easton

There are many options for viewing the fights. The PPV is available from major cable and satellite providers, as well as on UFC.com.

Some less conventional viewing methods include watching on the UFC's Facebook page through Facebook Credits, or ordering through the UFC app on XBox Live. 

Looking for a less costly option? Many sports bars like Buffalo Wild Wings, Hooters or Applebees host the fights for their customers. For the price of a quesadilla appetizer and a beer, you get to watch a $54.99 PPV.

Attending the event live?

Doors open at 3p.m. local time and the PPV kicks off at 7p.m.