Wednesday, November 9, 2011

FOX Deportes broadcasts UFC HeavyWeight Champioship “Choque de Titanes”

Los Angeles, CA – November 9, 2011 – FOX Deportes, the leader in Spanish-language sports media, will provide exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC), heavyweight title fight between defending champion, Mexican-American, Cain Velasquez and Brazilian opponent, Junior Dos Santos. The live event airs Saturday, November 12 at 9pm ET.

The much anticipated event will be covered by official UFC Latino commentator Troy Santiago, and analysts Rodrigo Arana and Mario Delgado live from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Prior to the awaited fight, on Friday, November 11 at 7pm ET, FOX Deportes will show the title fight weigh-ins live on the nightly sports news program, CRONICA, followed by the final episode of the CAIN VELASQUEZ: BROWN PRIDE three-part series at 8pm ET.

On Saturday, November 12, FOX Deportes will launch the CHOQUE DE TITANES action-packed programming line-up with the re-air of the full CAIN VELASQUEZ: BROWN PRIDE series from 3pm ET to 6pm ET. The archived 2010 UFC fight between Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar will follow in UFC LO MEJOR at 6pm ET to 7pm ET. FOX Deportes will have live on-site coverage starting at 7pm ET with preliminary fights including: Clay Guida vs Benson Henderson and Dustin Poirier vs Pablo Garza, live from 7pm ET to 9 pm ET.

This year, FOX Deportes acquired the U.S. Spanish-language media rights to UFC, the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization and number one Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. The network will begin its televised programming of 24 live premiere UFC matches on November 12 and continue through December 2012. FOX Deportes is the exclusive Spanish-language provider of mixed martial arts for the U.S. Hispanic, including: live fights, pre and post shows, UFC Countdown, UFC PPV Classics, UFC Unleashed, the Ultimate Fighter Series, weigh-in specials, and more content from Zuffa, LLC, the owner of the UFC brand.

UFC on FOX Deportes Programming Line-Up
  • Friday, Nov. 11 7:00 PM ET CRONICA: UFC VELASQUEZ VS. DOS SANTOS WEIGH-IN LIVE
  • Friday, Nov. 11 8:00 PM ET CAIN VELASQUEZ: BROWN PRIDE - 3
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 3:00 PM ET CAIN VELASQUEZ: BROWN PRIDE - 1
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 4:00 PM ET CAIN VELASQUEZ: BROWN PRIDE - 2
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 5:00 PM ET CAIN VELASQUEZ: BROWN PRIDE - 3
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 6:00 PM ET UFC LO MEJOR (Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar)
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 7:00 PM ET Preliminary Fights
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 9:00 PM ET UFC ON FOX HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT - VELASQUEZ VS. DOS SANTOS
About FOX Deportes
Reaching more than 18 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which almost 6 million are U.S. Hispanic, FOX Deportes is the leader in Spanish-language sports media. FOX Deportes features premier soccer programming with exclusive coverage of Fútbol Liga Mexicana, Barclays Premier League, Italian Serie A, UEFA Champions League, Copa Santander Libertadores and Copa Nissan Sudamericana; coverage of the Major League Baseball regular season, All-Star Game, National League Championship Series and World Series; Top Rank Boxing, and UFC® across four compelling media platforms. Boasting more than 2,100 hours of live and exclusive programming, a robust web site brimming with streaming video and portable content from FD Móvil, FOX Deportes is the first name in the U.S. Hispanic sports space. For more information, visit FOX Deportes online at Foxdeportes.com.

About Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC® produces over 12 UFC live Pay-Per-View events annually around the world. Globally, UFC programming is broadcast in over 132 countries and territories, reaching 597 million homes worldwide, in 21 different languages. UFC® also boasts a powerful presence online, with UFC.com attracting over six million unique visitors per month, while also possessing one of the most powerful social media followings in all of professional sports. To date, UFC has over six million fans on Facebook and over 300,000 followers on Twitter. In addition, UFC President Dana White is one of the most accessible and most followed executives in sports with over 1.5 million followers on Twitter. On January 22, 2011, UFC continued to set trends in social media, becoming the first major sports league to stream live, broadcast quality action on Facebook. Ancillary businesses include best-selling DVD’s, a bimonthly magazine, the best-selling UFC “Undisputed” videogame franchise distributed by THQ, UFC Gym™, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo™ festivals, branded apparel, trading cards, and articulated action figures.

About FOX Sports Media Group
FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands that are capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG now includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox’s 19 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus; FUEL TV; and Fox College Sports. In addition, FSMG also includes FOX Sports Interactive Media, which comprises FOXSports.com on MSN, whatifsports.com and scout.com, reaching over 20 million unique visitors monthly. Also included are Fox’s interests in joint-venture businesses FOX Deportes, Big Ten Network and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network, FOX Sports Skybox restaurants and FOX Sports Grills.

SOURCE FOX Deportes

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