UFC 152 Start Time: Full Fight Card and Early Bouts to Watch

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistSeptember 22, 2012

The wait is over. UFC 152 is finally here after fans have had to wait too long since the last pay-per-view event.

There are a couple of marquee events, but there are also some undercard bouts that will keep fans excited throughout. 

The good news is that some of these bouts will be available for viewing for free on FX and online. Here is all you need to know about the upcoming event.


Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada

When: Saturday, Sept. 22

Start time: Facebook Prelims at 6:30 p.m. ET, FX Prelims at 8 p.m. ET, Main Event at 10 p.m. ET

Live Stream: UFC on FacebookUFC 152 Main Event (for purchase)


Fight Card:

Main Card (PPV)
Light Heavyweight Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort
Flyweight Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson
Middleweight Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann
Light Heavyweight Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett
Featherweight Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira
Preliminary Card (FX)
Light Heavyweight Igor Pokrajac vs. Vinny Magalhaes
Lightweight TJ Grant vs. Evan Dunham
Welterweight Sean Pierson vs. Lance Benoist
Featherweight Jimy Hettes vs. Marcus Brimage
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Welterweight Seth Baczynski vs. Simeon Thoresen
Bantamweight Mitch Gagnon vs. Walel Watson
Welterweight Kyle Noke vs. Charlie Brenneman


Early Matchups to Watch

Seth Baczynski vs. Simeon Thoresen

Of the three matches that are taking place online, this one will be the best. Both Baczynski and Thoresen are submission experts, and this match is likely to end that way as well.

Thoresen has won his last three matches by submission but has never tapped himself. His ability to maneuver on the ground will help him be successful in this competitive match.


Jimy Hettes vs. Marcus Brimage

This is a matchup of two up-and-coming fighters that can be part of the future of the sport. Hettes is a 25-year-old competitor who only recently entered UFC. He is 10-0 in his MMA career and won almost all but one by submission.

Brimage is a talented fighter, but he will have a tough challenge in this fight. He is equally inexperienced and has struggled a little since entering UFC.

Hettes can use this bout as a stepping-stone to a great career.


Igor Pokrajac vs. Vinny Magalhaes

After Jon Jones, there is a lot of parity within the light heavyweight division. While these two have struggled at times, there is a decent chance they can work their way up the rankings toward being a contender.

Pokrajac is 4-3 since entering UFC, but his last three wins have been impressive. Meanwhile, Magalhaes has won his last five bouts, all by submission or TKO.

These are two of the more talented fighters in the division. Whoever wins will have a great opportunity to move up toward more high-profile events.



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