UFC 153 Start Time: When and Where to Watch UFC 153

Scott HarrisMMA Lead WriterOctober 12, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 7:   Anderson Silva reacts to the crowd during UFC 148 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Not long now until UFC 153 goes down from the HSBC Arena in fabulous Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the main event, middleweight champion Anderson Silva moves up to light heavyweight to tangle with Stephan Bonnar. And that's just one of the intriguing bouts on this 11-fight event, which will air on Facebook, FX, and pay-per-view.

The Facebook portion of the fight begins airing at 6:45 p.m. Eastern time. Four fights air on FX beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern. The pay-per-view broadcast begins at 10 p.m. Eastern.

Oh, were you interested in watching this fine fight card? Here's the information you need.

Viewers can purchase the live stream of the UFC 153 pay-per-view from numerous high-quality, credible locations. The UFC website has a list of all the official sources.

But in addition to ordering the pay-per-view through your cable company or satellite provider, individuals can order the stream through CBSSports.com for $44.99. Residential users can also order the stream through UFCTV. Download the UFC TV app on your iPhone, iPad or Android to catch the action live on your mobile device.  

But wait, there's more. You can also watch the UFC 153 pay-per-view from the comfort of your own home through these websites:

Yahoo! Sports, one of the world’s largest sports websites.

The UFC's official feed on YouTube.

The UFC Live channel on Ustream.tv.

If you're a gamer, link up with the action through XBox Live

All these options provide a high-quality live stream of the UFC 153 pay-per-view.

Before the main card begins, fans can watch four fights for free on the FX cable network. Before that, two fights are available for free on Facebook. Just check out the UFC's Facebook page and "like" it to get access to the action.

The Facebook portion of the card includes two fights:

- Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi (lightweight bout)

- Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi (middleweight bout)

The FX portion of the card includes four fights:

- Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte (welterweight bout)

- Diego Brandao vs. Joey Gambino (featherweight bout)

- Gleison Tibau vs. Francisco Trinaldo (lightweight bout)

- Rony Jason vs. Sam Sicilia (featherweight bout)

The pay-per-view portion of the card includes six fights:

- Demian Maia vs Rick Story (welterweight bout)

- Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado (light heavyweight bout)

- Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva (welterweight bout)

- Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado (light heavyweight bout)

- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Dave Herman (heavyweight bout)

- Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar (light heavyweight bout)