UFC 152 Start Time: When and Where to Watch UFC 152

Andrew Saunders@SaundersMMACorrespondent IISeptember 21, 2012

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Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Two title fights, a battle for middleweight contendership, the return of a popular Ultimate Fighter star and a featherweight scrap between two exciting fighters who have tremendous finishing abilities. That is what you will see on Saturday night's UFC 152 pay-per-view. That is, if you know how to watch.


Facebook Prelims

Partly thanks to the cancellation of UFC 151, the Facebook bouts Saturday night are stronger than usual. Kicking off the show will be a welterweight bout between Charlie Brenneman and Kyle Noke.

Following is a bantamweight scrap between Walel Watson and Mitch Gagnon. The social-networking portion concludes with a welterweight battle between Seth Baczynski and Simeon Thoresen.

You can view the stream online at www.facebook.com/UFC, or customers who order the PPV through Xbox Live will also be able to view the Facebook bouts through their gaming console at no additional charge.

Tune in at 7:00 pm ET for these three action-packed affairs.


FX Prelims

If you thought that the only title contenders fighting Saturday are on the PPV portion of UFC 152, you are certainly mistaken. Top featherweight prospect Jimy Hettes returns Saturday to take on Marcus Brimage. Hettes is 10-0 in his professional career with two dominant UFC appearances. 

Also fighting is lightweight dark horse Evan Dunham. Dunham takes on TJ Grant in a bout between grappling wizards that is sure to be thrilling for fans of high-level jiu-jitsu. 

The FX portion also includes Sean Pierson vs. Lance Benoist and light heavyweights Igor Pokrajac and Vinny Magalhaes.

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



The PPV kicks off at 10:00 p.m. ET with five main-card fights that each have their own reasons to get fans excited.

Fights include:

Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort 
Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson
Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann
Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett
Charles Oliveira vs. Cub Swanson

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 Applebee's host the fights for their customers. For the price of a quesadilla appetizer and a beer, you get to watch a $54.99 PPV.

For all viewing options, visit www.ufc.com.


Attending the event live?

Doors at the Air Canada Centre open at 6:45 p.m. local time and the PPV kicks off at 10:00 p.m.