The UFC 165 live stream and TV fights are on the way with about eight free preliminary fights for fans to enjoy on Saturday, Sept. 21, right before the main fight card goes down on pay-per-view. Fans will be treated to the UFC live streaming fights via Facebook, while they'll get several more free fights on Fox Sports 1. That should warm many up for the main pay-per-view card which includes Jon "Bones" Jones against Alexander Gustaffson.
The MMA Mania site reported on Sept. 21 that UFC will show fights on Fox Sports 1 and pay-per-view for the latter two thirds of the 13-fight lineup, while the early four preliminary bouts will be shown on the UFC Facebook and YouTube, live streaming for fans. Those prelims will start at 6 p.m. EST and take place with the rest of the fight card at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday.
At 8 p.m. EST, Fox Sports 1 will broadcast four more fights, free of charge for those watching cable or satellite TV packages which include the channel. Among those prelims will be Myles Jury vs. Mike Ricci, Ivan Menjivar vs. Wilson Reis, Chris Clements vs. Stephen Thompson and Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimora. This preliminary undercard should last approximately two hours on TV.
The main card begins at 10 p.m. EST and is available for order on TV pay-per-view or live stream through services like UFC.TV, USTREAM and YouTube. It features a co-main event with Bantamweight champ Renan Barao defending against Eddie Vineland, and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones defending against Alexander Gustaffson. Everyone made their necessary weights during the Friday weigh-ins, according to Sherdog.com.
Jones enters the main event as the heavy favorite of -900 according to many odds makers, while the underdog carries a price of +550, which would reward bettors if he pulls off a surprising upset. These two co-main event fights will be joined by three others: Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub, Francis Carmont vs. Constantinos Philippou and Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. The pay-per-view should last until past 12 midnight EST for those who watch on television, live stream on the internet, or at their favorite local bar/restaurant in the area.