UFC will stream Fight for the Troops II prelims on Facebook (Update)Posted on January 18, 2011, 08:37 PM by Joey Santosus
Two of this Saturday night's UFC: Fight for the Troops II preliminary bouts will be streamed for free viewing on the social networking website, Facebook.
The stream will start at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) ahead of the event's main-card and will feature DaMarques Johnson (11-8) vs. Mike Guymon (12-4-1), as well as Cody McKenzie (12-0) vs.Yves Edwards (38-16-1).
"I'm always looking for ways to give fans fights for free, and this is just another example of that," UFC president Dana White stated. "Facebook is such a great tool for people to stay connected, and we're excited to put two live fights on our UFC page for free."
UFC: Fight for the Troops II goes down January 22nd from Fort Hood, Texas and will be headlined by a Lightweight clash between top contenders Evan Dunham and Melvin Guillard, as well as Heavyweights Matt Mitrione and Tim Hague, who will square off in the co-main event attraction of the night.
Just hours ahead of the UFC: Fight for the Troops II event, the promotion has announced that instead of the originally scheduled two preliminary bouts, there will now be four fights streamed live to their Facebook page. The additional match-ups will include Lightweights Waylon Lowe vs. Willamy Freire, as well as Featherweights Mike Brown vs. Rani Yahya. The live stream will now begin an hour earlier at 7p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT).
Streamed Live and Free to Facebook
Waylon Lowe vs. Willamy Freire
Mike Brown vs. Rani Yahya
DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Guymon
Cody McKenzie vs. Yves Edwards
To gain access to the stream, simply visit the UFC Official Facebook page and click the "Like" button.