I like that the UFC is experimenting with different ways to share prelim fights with us. Sometimes those experiments are a bit goofy, like having the UFC 125 prelims on ION, the only broadcast network shittier than Mexican soap opera destination MyNetworkTV. Fans had to bust out the rabbit ears or scour the 700+ channel region of their cable package to see if they could find it. But this next experiment seems a lot cooler: watching the UFC on Facebook.
The opportunity to watch two live prelim fights for free from UFC® Fight For The Troops 2 is now only a click away. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that fans will have the ability to watch two exciting UFC contests on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT by simply clicking the “Like” button on the official UFC Facebook page.
By liking Facebook.com/UFC, fans will gain access to a live stream of the lightweight battle between Cody McKenzie (12-0) of The Ultimate Fighter® and veteran Yves Edwards (39-16-1), as well as a pivotal welterweight clash pitting TUF alum DaMarques Johnson (16-8) against Mike “The Joker” Guymon (13-4-1). Fans that do not have a Facebook account are encouraged to sign up at www.facebook.com.
“I’m always looking for ways to give fans fights for free and this is just another example of that,” UFC President Dana White said. “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.”
Yeah! Talk about a context switch that syncs up with the multimedia catalysts for change! Go UFC for getting behind the bandwidth power curve. Synergies will be leveraged! Empower the end user’s performance meta-services! Other corpspeak for ME LIKEY!