The UFC 168 fight card for Saturday night will feature a variety of free live stream online and televised matches for the pay-per-view event. Among them will be the co-main event featuring Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey for the Women's Bantamweight Championship and Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman for the Middleweight Championship. The fun gets started on Friday night with the official UFC weigh-in for all the competitors, which starts at 7 p.m. EST on live stream according to MMAJunkie. As long as everyone qualifies, there should be an exciting night of action on the following night.
The UFC live streaming online and TV fights schedule gets started with free preliminary bouts on Saturday night. These begin with two fights live streaming on the UFC Facebook video feed, or other legitimate sources. They'll include William Macario taking on Bobby Voelker, and Estevan Payan taking on Robert Peralta. With a start time of 7 p.m. EST, the online fight event is expected to last an hour. Fans can head over to UFC's Facebook page and click "Like" to make sure they're ready for the video feed when it begins.
Right after that at 8 p.m. EST, Fox Sports 1 will televise four more free preliminary fights. Siyar Bahadurzada takes on John Howard, while Manny Gamburyan battles Dennis Siver. Also, Michael Johnson takes on Gleison Tibau, while Uriah Hall and Chris Leben will likely close out the televised event which runs about two hours on TV. Cable and satellite viewers will also be treated to some pre-main pay-per-view fight analysis and hype ahead of the main show.
That UFC 168 main fight card is what many fans will be waiting for, and that finally arrives at 10 p.m. EST. It's being shown through cable and satellite providers on pay-per-view TV, as well as live streaming online through sites like YouTube, UFC.TV, USTREAM and through devices like the Roku, PlayStation 3 or 4, and Xbox 360 or One. Fans will want to check their specific site or device for how to order.
As mentioned, the biggest fight of the evening will be a rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman for the UFC Middleweight belt. These two battled it out back on July 6, 2013, when Weidman won by knockout via punches in the second round. That fight also took place in Vegas, and was Silva's first loss in a long time. The former champion will attempt to regain his belt and top spot in the UFC.
Speaking of top spot, Ronda Rousey appears to be holding that down for women, as no other competitor has come close to winning, yet. Miesha Tate will be the latest to face the women's Bantamweight champion on Saturday night, as part of the co-main event. Does Miesha Tate have what it takes to "take down" Rousey, or will the champ continue her reign?
With the fights starting as early as 7 p.m. EST on Saturday and with multiple ways to watch the MMA action, fans of the sport certainly will be in store for a great night of action. The only question is, will there be any surprises in the results?