UFC 128 Prelims: Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle, Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau FREE on FacebookPosted on March 9, 2011, 11:51 PM by Joey Santosus
Once again the UFC will offer fans the chance to see fights live and free on the social networking site Facebook.
The promotion announced earlier today that two preliminary match-ups from next Saturday's UFC 128 card will be streamed starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from their Official Facebook Page.
The fights featured will be a Welterweight clash between Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black-belt Ricardo Almeida and Xtreme Couture product Mike Pyle, as well as New Jersey native Kurt Pellegrino taking on Gleison Tibau in a Lightweight tilt.
Following the Facebook prelims, viewers can then catch two more live match-ups by tuning into Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, which will showcase TUF 8 alum Eliot Marshall going head to head with Luiz Cane, and a Lighweight showdown between Brazilian prospect Edson Barboza and Muay Thai specialist Anthony Njokuani.
UFC 128 will take place March 19th from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The stacked card will be headlined by a Light Heavyweight title match between division Champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and challenger Jon "Bones" Jones, while the co-main event will feature a Bantamweight clash between top contenders Urijah Faber and Eddie Wineland.