Yamamoto/Johnson UFC 126 fight to stream via Facebook


The UFC announced Wednesday it will stream the much-anticipated UFC debut of “Kid” Yamamoto via its Facebook page. Yamamoto will face Demetrious Johnson in a bantamweight clash.

From UFC.com:

Las Vegas, Nevada – In a move that further cements it as one of the most savvy social media organizations in all of professional sports, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced plans to stream a broadcast-quality live sporting event on Facebook® this Saturday.

In this exciting broadcast taking place on Feb. 5 at 8:25 p.m. ET/5:25 p.m. PT, sports fans are invited to watch the highly-anticipated UFC bantamweight clash between Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Japanese sensation Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto for free at http://www.facebook.com/ufc.

By simply “liking” the UFC Facebook page, fans will gain access to the live broadcast of the fight from the sold out Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, home to Saturday’s UFC® 126: SILVA vs. BELFORT Pay-Per-View event.

This will be the second time the UFC has put preliminary bouts on Facebook. The first was two weeks ago at UFC Fight for the Troops 2. The company showed four preliminary bouts on Facebook that night.

UFC 126 is headlined by a UFC middleweight championship bout between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort and will air live at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view. The pay-per-view broadcast will be preceded by the one-hour “UFC Prelims Live” on Spike TV.

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