UFC 129: UFC Expected to Continue Airing Fights on Facebook

Sal DeRose@@TheSalDeRoseCorrespondent IApril 20, 2011

The UFC has taken advantage of the social media revolution in the world and has used social media king, Facebook, to air fights for their last seven cards.

Well, make Toronto's UFC 129 card the eighth to air on Facebook.

Sources close to the UFC have told MMA Fighting that the promotion is expected to air two fights from the undercard on Facebook.

The two fights that are planned to be aired are a bantamweight bout between Ivan Menjivar and Charlie Valencia and a welterweight fight between Claude Patrick and Daniel Roberts.

The number of fights and the bouts being aired on Facebook could change, though, when an official announcement from the UFC is made.

In order to gain access to the free fights on Facebook, the fan must "like" the UFC's fan page to unlock the free stream of the fights.

For UFC Fight Night 24, the UFC went from two fights to five fights being aired on Facebook for free; the UFC also aired two more free undercard bouts on Spike TV.

UFC 129 is excepted to shatter previous UFC gate and attendance records and has already sold $10 million in ticket sales, with a crowd of more then 55,000 people in attendance at the Rogers Center for the event.

Ontario recently passed legislation last fall to allow MMA in the province and UFC 129 will be the debut in Toronto.

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