The UFC 168 live stream online and televised fight card arrives on Saturday evening, as mixed martial arts fans will be treated to several rounds of free preliminary fights, ahead of a main pay-per-view featuring Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman. The two will be meeting for a sequel to their previous bout in which Weidman won Silva's Middleweight title and gave "Spider" his first loss in seven years. Also, women's champ, Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Miesha Tate. The latest televised and live streaming UFC fights will be presented by various sources including Facebook, UFC.TV and Fox Sports, among others.
A Dec. 27 report via MMA Junkie notes that all four of the main competitors made their respective weights so they’ll be good to go for Saturday night’s event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Anderson “Spider” Silva tipped the scales at 185 pounds, while current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman came in at just a pound lighter. As for the women fighting as part of the co-main event, both Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate came in at 135 pounds. Of note, Diego Brandao first weighed in at 153 pounds and then again at 151.5. He’ll be fined 25 percent of his purse due to that, as opponent Dustin Poirier was 146 pounds.
The fights on Saturday will start at 7 p.m. EST or 4 p.m. PT with the free preliminary live stream online bouts. William Macario and Bobby Voelker were both 171 pounds, while Estevan Payan was 145 and Robert Peralta 145.5 lbs. These four will be featured in the two free live online fights. Fans can see these on the UFC Facebook page or MMA sites like MMA Junkie starting at 7 p.m., and running for about an hour.
At 8.p.m. EST/5 p.m. PT there are four preliminary fights fans can watch on television via FOX Sports 1. Featured in these bouts: Uriah Hall takes on Chris Leben, Michael Johnson battles Gleison Tibau, Manny Gamburyan faces Dennis Siver and Siyar Bahadurzada takes on Josh Howard. This presentation for cable and satellite TV viewers lasts approximately two hours, leading into the main show.
The main UFC 168 pay-per-view will of course feature the co-main event mentioned above. In addition there are three other fights to check out including Diego Brandao vs. Dustin Poirier, Fabricio Camoes vs. Jim Miller, and Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne. Most fans will be waiting for the main event, and particularly to see if Anderson Silva can reclaim his championship from the man who defeated him by knockout back in July. Weidman will attempt to continue his reign as middleweight champion, but will certainly have his hands full. The women’s fight seems to heavily favor Ronda Rousey, but eager fans will hope for a big upset there before the big main event.
The main pay-per-view card for UFC 168 begins promptly at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Fans can order through their cable or satellite provider to watch on television. Additionally, there are multiple live stream online options to order with including sites like UFC.TV, Yahoo! and USTREAM, as well as devices such as the ROKU, PlayStation 3 or 4, and the Xbox 360 or Xbox One media services. Fans in the Roanoke area may also be able to head over to the Hooters restaurant to see this latest pay-per-view live as they show it inside their restaurant.