UFC 168 Start Time: How to Watch Every Broadcast of Epic Event

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIDecember 28, 2013

Jul 6, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA;  Chris Weidman (blue shorts) defeated Anderson Silva (yellow shorts) in their Middleweight Chamionship Bout in the second round at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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The epic, 11-fight card for UFC 168 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is cut into three parts. As usual, the first two bouts will be shown online only. The streaming options for UFC events has grown since the concept began.

Facebook is no longer the only option. Fans have several sources to watch "Vicious" Bobby Voelker take on William Macario and Estevan Payan battle Robbie Peralta. Here's a look at the start times for all three broadcast.

Bobby Voelker
Bobby VoelkerEric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports


Online Prelims: 7 p.m. EST

Fox Sports 1 Prelims: 8 p.m. EST

Main Card on pay-per-view: 10 p.m. EST


Click here to see the outlets that are streaming the online preliminary bouts.

The second set of prelims will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 exclusively. If you don't already have access to the channel, call your local cable or satellite provider to find out how you can become a subscriber.

The Fox Sports 1 prelims are highlighted by the middleweight clash between Uriah Hall and Chris Leben. Hall is a gifted striker who has yet to live up to his potential. Leben is a grizzled veteran who will undoubtedly push him and test his toughness.

Uriah Hall
Uriah HallWinslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Other fights on the Fox Sports 1 broadcast include John Howard vs. Siyar Bahadurzada, Manvel Gamburyan vs. Dennis Siver and Michael Johnson vs. Gleison Tibau.

Finally, the action really picks up with the main card, which can only be seen on pay-per-view. You must contact your cable or satellite provider for details on ordering the event.

The final five bouts should be exciting.

Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier clashes with Diego Brandao, and the always compelling Jim Miller faces Fabricio Camoes. 

Each of the last three fights could probably headline their own cards. In a battle of two hard-charging heavyweights, Travis Browne will try to tame Josh "The Warmaster" Barnett. This bout has the potential to win any one or two of the Fight Night bonuses.

josh barnett
josh barnettBenny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Next, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate renew acquaintances after having faced each other in 2012 when both were with Strikeforce. The two women also intensified their feud as opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 18.

Tate will be trying to hand Rousey her first loss and take her UFC women's bantamweight title.

Ronda Rousey
Ronda RouseyJeff Gross/Getty Images

In a matchup featuring the creme de la creme, Anderson "The Spider" Silva will try to avenge his loss to "All-American" Chris Weidman. Silva had his 17-fight win streak and middleweight title taken from him when the two met in June.

Silva was caught clowning with his hands down, and Weidman made him pay. Some question whether Weidman would have won had Silva been locked in.

On Saturday night, we'll find out. No more excuses.


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