1/2 MMA News and Notes
Jan 2, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ A bantamweight contest between Mike Easton (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Ken Stone (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) completes the four-fight main card of this month’s UFC on FX 1 event. UFC on FX 1 takes place Jan. 20 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Easton has won 6 straight, Stone is a WEC veteran.
~ UFC 143 headliners, Nick Diaz & Carlos Condit, will be featured in the FX debut edition of “UFC Primetime,” a three-part special. The first episode airs Friday, Jan. 20, at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT, with subsequent episodes premiering in the same timeslot on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3. Replays of each episode air on FUEL TV. Different from the UFC’s traditional “Countdown” shows, “UFC Primetime” goes more in depth and focuses on some of the biggest fights of the year.
~ A new addition to the main card of Superior Cage Combat 4: Grove vs. Silva is the SCC debut of TUF vet Jamie Yager (5-2), as he takes on Vegas local, and Strikeforce vet, Danny Davis Jr (6-5). SCC 4 takes place February 16th, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Yager has moved down to 170lbs.
~ Still undecided on acquiring FUEL TV? George Greenberg, FUEL TV’s executive vice president and general manager has confirmed that FUEL TV will broadcast six total events in 2012. Greenberg confirmed that the network has seen an 11 percent increase in its broadcast reach since the UFC’s deal with FOX was inked.