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You ready for a free heavyweight title fight? Cain vs. JDS is the FOX headliner!

That’s right, Jackals–as per MMAMania’s updates of the UFC’s Big Announcement Conference Call, Cain Velasquez will take on Junior dos Santos in the main event of the UFC’s network TV debut on November 12th. Dana says it’s a “no-brainer” to put this on free TV, and he’s right: Velasquez needs the exposure, JDS has a boxing-oriented style that’s casual-fan-friendly, and since neither of these guys are shitty fat-fuck heavyweights there’s a high chance the fight will be a good’un. 

One sorta-negative effect of this is that UFC 139, which this fight was rumored for, has taken a bit of a hit in terms of star power. The fighter with the biggest draw on that card is now one Urijah Faber, though it’s a good bet that the UFC will pull something else out of their magical buttholes to fill the gap at the top of the event. Overeem vs. Mir or Lesnar, perhaps?

There’s no word yet on the other fight scheduled for the the broadcast or the undercard (which many assume will get aired on facebook), but stay tuned for more updates.

Audio of conference call right herehttp://prommanow.com/audio/UFConFox.mp3 (thanks to prommanow.com)

UPDATE: Looks like this is the only fight scheduled for broadcast, though if it ends early we’ll most likely be treated to some tasty undercard action. Props to DJ Thunder Elbows for the heads-up! 

UPDATE: Fox Sports honcho David Hill says Velasquez/Dos Santos will be pushed during NFL games and other high-rating properties starting this weekend. EliteXC ratings record, prepare to be smashed. 

  • Letibleu

    Better than my prediction! This should not be a boring fight. There will be blood.

    Maybe the Coolaid guy vs the Michelin man will be the second fight. Or an all stars fight between MMA referees like Dan Miragliotta vs Big John

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    One fight.  Stuff from the under if (when) Shitle tot ends early.

  • lukustra

    “good’un” ruined all my excitment for the announcement.

  • scissors61

    i live to ruin your day 

  • lukustra

    but yay, I’ve been looking forward to this fight. I wonder where we’ll be able to watch the rest of the card and how awful the rest of it is going to be.

  • scissors61

    lots of stuff flying around about bendo/guida being on the undercard, so that’s one potentially good fight. 

     

  • lukustra

    benson@guida would be fun. finally someone who will be able to stop/get up after a guida takedown and put a diego ass whuppin’ on him and his “overhand rights”. its a fight that doesn’t have much PPV value but should be a fantastic fight so makes sense here. I wouldn’t be surprised if they burned through a Fitch fight since nobody wants to pay to see him anymore.

  • CAP

    FUCK.YES.

  • scissors61

    Just realized we get 2 free title fights in 5 weeks this fall (Cruz-Johnson and this). Good fucking times for MMA fans 

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  • glassjawsh

    this is the perfect fight for the mouth breathers out there. it’s got the “two 240 pound behemoths smashing each other’s face in” potential that will appeal to the unwashed masses.

    interested to see how i will react to all the “fox noobs” that will inevitably flood sites these in the years to follow

  • lukustra

    “this is the perfect fight for the mouth breathers out there. it’s got the “two 240 pound behemoths smashing each other’s face in” potential that will appeal to the unwashed masses.”

    totally agreed. even though peeps might not know these suckers by name, they’ll be interested just to see “two huge bros” swinging at each other, yo.

  • lukustra

    ..plus the mexican thing helps.

  • Symbul

    It’ll be “free” but you’ll have to suffer an inordinate amount of advertising and stupid commentary to get to see it.

  • scissors61

    fox noobs…well, at least the 2007-10 class of newbies will have someone to beat up on now 

  • scissors61

    It’ll be “free” but you’ll have to suffer an inordinate amount of advertising and stupid commentary to get to see it.

    so it’ll be like every other major sporting event on broadcast television. meh. and fox is free-to-air, so no need for the quotations. if you’ve got a tv you’re good to go. 

  • frickshun

    Pants pickles…..I’m excited.

  • Letibleu

  • G Funk

    ^ If I didn’t know better from your poster, I would think their ethnicity’s were reversed.

  • Letibleu

    Not my poster, i just touched it up.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Did you do all that background smudging?

  • Letibleu

    It’s not smudging, its my Parkinson combined with brush strokes. It was supposed to be concentric circles layered atop one another.

  • Reverend Clint

    nice poster buddy

  • frickshun

    Funny haha

  • Billytk

    Great main event but only 1 fight on Fox shows SUCKS ASS!!

  • FiveBoltMain

    25 min fight, fighter intros, hype videos, break between rounds, fighter interviews after the fight, official score card, telling noobs what ufc/mma is…it can last 50 mins. and that doesn’t include commercial breaks. if it ends early, they’ll show another fight like they have always done.

    so stop acting like a fucking fag and enjoy the fight you fucking moron.

    leti, sweet poster.

  • Letibleu

    I didnt make the  poster and I dont know who did, I just removed the numbered event stuff, other fighters, added fox and added writing. 5 mins of work which is more time than  some of the other awful ones ive seen around took to make.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406229139 Chris

    execellent prediction. Not a fan of fihtregs that cant win their division dropping down and beating up smaller fihtregs. The weight cutting needs policing cause now its just out of hand.

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