UFC 156 Start Time: When and Where to Watch Aldo vs. Edgar
In many ways, it’s the first superfight the UFC has been able to put together in years. On Saturday night, live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, featherweight champion Jose Aldo will take on former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar.
Both men are considered among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, but it is Edgar who is taking a journey into the unknown, dropping to the 145-pound division for the first time in his career. Many question whether he’ll be able to retain his speed advantage at what is essentially his more natural weight class.
The card also boasts a crucial heavyweight test on the main card for Alistair Overeem, who will be looking to achieve No. 1 contender status with a win over Antonio Silva. Elsewhere, on the back of his loss to 205-pound champion Jon Jones last year, Rashad Evans returns to action against Antonio Rogério Nogueira—Big Nog’s little brother—in a key fight for both men. That’s not to mention the two outstanding grapplers fighting in the welterweight division, Jon Fitch and Demian Maia, or flyweight tournament contenders Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez.
As ever, Bleacher Report is here to help you with the packed fight-night schedule. Let's take a look at where you can watch all the prelim and main-card fights and when.
UFC 156 features two free fights on Facebook. These are:
Edwin Figueroa vs. Francisco Rivera (bantamweight)
Chico Camus vs. Dustin Kimura (bantamweight)
The fights are scheduled to start at 6.35 p.m. ET, and you can watch them by “liking” the UFC’s Facebook page.
The second set of prelims will be aired live, and free, on FX. These fights are:
Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (lightweight)
Jacob Volkmann vs. Bobby Green (lightweight)
Tyron Woodley vs. Jay Hieron (welterweight)
Gleison Tibau vs. Evan Dunham (lightweight)
The FX prelims start at 8 p.m. ET and can be seen on both FX and Fox Deportes
Main Card PPV
The main card is on a range of cable and satellite PPV networks and is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET. These fights are:
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall (flyweight)
Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia (welterweight)
Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva (heavyweight)
Rashad Evans vs. Antônio Rogério Nogueira (light heavyweight)
José Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar (featherweight)
Direct TV, AT&T, Comcast, Dish Network, Cox and Verizon FiOS are among the broadcasters carrying the event. You can also stream the show live internationally from UFC.TV, UStream, Roku, Xbox Live, Yahoo! Sports and on YouTube.
Of course, Bleacher Report will have full analysis and play-by-play coverage as the event gets underway. Stay tuned.
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