With less than four days left before the official launch of Fox Sports 1, MMA fans are left a bit bewildered as to the specifics of UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen. Sure, the UFC is participating in the festivities by presenting one of the best fight cards to ever grace your television screen, but there are still some details to iron out.
What's this situation with Speed? Will every cable and satellite service provider have it come Saturday night? Who's fighting and at what time exactly?
These are valid questions, to be certain. Unfortunately, not all have an answer as of yet. Thankfully, I've got you covered on those that do.
First and foremost, let me highlight one of the more important answers provided by the official Fox Sports 1 FAQ:
Q: Will I be able to get Fox Sports 1 on my TV?
A: For many operators, FOX Sports 1 will launch in the same channel location now occupied by SPEED. We hope that all major cable, satellite and telephone video services will offer FOX Sports 1 at the time of its August launch, giving it wide distribution in over 90 million homes. Specific channel information will be posted at FOXSports.com closer to the launch date.
So there you have it—be sure to determine which channel your current provider uses for the Speed network. Chances are that, come Saturday night, said channel will be your destination Fox Sports 1.
Here's the full schedule for Saturday, August 17:
|Portion of Fight Card||Where to Watch||When to Watch|
|Facebook Prelims||4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET|
|FS1 Prelims||Fox Sports 1||6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ET|
|FS1 Main Card||Fox Sports 1||8 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET|
Now that you know the where, when and how, allow me to shed some light on what's likely to happen during the stacked main card at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.