UFC 149 Start Time: Where and When to Watch the Fights

Andrew SaundersCorrespondent IIJuly 20, 2012

The UFC returns to Canada tomorrow night for UFC 149. The main event features one of the biggest stars in WEC history taking on a hot prospect out of the Nova Uniao camp. It's a can't-miss event that is sure to fire on all cylinders. But, if you don't know how to tune in,  you can't catch the action.


Facebook Prelims

According to the UFC's Facebook page, the prelims are available to be streamed beginning at 6:40p.m. EST. Fights to air on this stream include Mitch Clarke vs Anton Kuivanen and Antonio Carvalho vs Daniel Pineda.


FX Prelims

If you thought that the only exciting battles were taking place on the PPV portion of UFC 149, you would be missing out on some intriguing contests. Four fights fill the prelims, and should prove to be a delicious appetizer for what is to come. 

Although there isn't a lot of star power this time around, the FX prelims includes a rematch between Nick Ring and Court McGee. Ring actually eliminated McGee from The Ultimate Fighter tournament, but had to drop out due to a knee injury. McGee would be back as a replacement and go on to win the tournament.

Headliner Renan Barao isn't the only fighter on the card who has a killer winning streak. Promotional newcomer Ryan Jimmo makes his long-awaited debut after an injury kept him out of a January debut. Jimmo puts his 16-fight streak on the line against surging light-heavyweight Anthony Perosh.

Additional fights include Brian Caraway vs Mitch Gagnon and Roland Delorme vs Francisco Rivera.

The action begins at 8:00 p.m. EST. Check with your cable or satellite provider for listings for FX and FXHD.



The PPV kicks off at 10:00 p.m. EST with five main-card fights that may not feature many of the originally booked stars, but it hosts a series of fights that promise to provide fireworks.

Fights include:

Urijah Faber vs Renan Barao
Hector Lombard vs Tim Boetsch
Cheick Kongo vs Shawn Jordan
Brian Ebersole vs James Head
Matt Riddle vs Chris Clements 

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 at the Scotiabank Saddledome open at 4:45 p.m. local time and the PPV kicks off at 8:00 p.m.