The 135-pound UFC bantamweight title will be on the line when the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Sin City for only the second time in 2014. As reported by MMA Mania on May 24, UFC 173 free TV fight schedule, PPV start time and live stream online viewing options are now available for fight fans to enjoy.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., will be the site for a UFC fight card with huge implications on multiple divisions. In the main event of the night, UFC bantamweight champion (34-1-0, 1 NC) Renan “The Baron” Barao puts his 22-fight win streak on the line against dangerous up-and-comer (10-2-0) T.J. Dillashaw.
In the co-main event of the evening, a No.1 contender in the UFC’s light heavyweight division will emerge. Fighting for a shot at Jon Jones or Alexander Gustafson, former MMA champions collide when (14-0-0) Dan “Hendo” Henderson meets (30-11-0) Daniel “DC” Cormier for a shot at the UFC 205-pound strap.
The third fight on tonight’s UFC 173 PPV card could very well determine who’s next for welterweight champion Jonny Hendricks. Hungry for a shot at the 170-pound title, (22-10-0, 1 NC) Robbie “Ruthless” Lawler looks for a quick turnaround as he goes up against (29-7-0) Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger in a bout with UFC Fight of the Night written all over it.
The other two fights on the UFC 173 PPV main card features sixth-ranked (19-7-2) Takeya Mizugaki battling the UFC’s No.10 bantamweight (10-2-0, 1 NC) Francisco “Cisco” Rivera, and lightweights (21-9-1, 2 NC) Jamie Varner versus (20-5-0) James “The James Krause” Krause.
The UFC 173 main card gets underway at 10 p.m. EST (9 p.m. CST/8 p.m. MST/7 p.m. PST) and is available only on pay-per-view. Those looking to purchase the UFC 173 live streaming online event can visit UFC.tv or simply click here to be transferred directly. Your purchasing options for UFC 173 (live stream) are: PPV HD ($54.99) and PPV SD ($44.99).
Luckily, fight fans can also watch a portion of tonight’s Octagon action free and live on either a TV set or online. The UFC 173 fight-card prelims get underway at 6:30 p.m. EST with three bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass.
Subscribe to UFC Fight Pass today and watch David “BullDawg” Michaud vs. Li “The Leech” Jingliang, Sam Sicilia vs. Aaron “The Model” Philips, and Anthony” The Assassin” Njokuani vs. Vinc “From Hell” Pichel 100 percent free of charge (free trial). Right after the “Early Prelims” wrap up, be sure and turn over to FOX Sports 1 for the UFC 173 free televised portion of the preliminaries.
By tuning to FOX Sports 1 or clicking on FOX Sports Go (online), UFC fans will get a chance to witness four complementary quality fights. On the UFC 173 FOX Sports 1 prelims slate we have the following bouts: Al “Raging” Iaquinta vs. Mitch “Danger Zone” Clarke, Chris “Holds It Down” Holdsworth vs. Chico “The King” Camus, Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno and TUF winner Michael “Maverick” Chiesa vs. Francisco “Massaranduba” Trinaldo.
Mized martial arts fans cannot afford to miss what is sure to be a great night of fights. Watch the UFC 173 preliminaries online and/or on your TV sets by following the aforementioned live stream options and TV start times, as well as the main card later on pay-per-view.