Just a quick heads up that tonight is UFC Fight Night 77: Belfort vs. Henderson 3. This is a free card, but actually has a few decent fights including the main event with Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson. Other fights to keep an eye on are Patrick Cummins vs. Glover Teixeira, Thomas Almeida vs. Anthony Birchak, Corey Anderson vs. Fabio Maldonado, Gleison Tibau vs. Abel Trujillo, and Clay Guida vs. Thiago Tavares. There is no fight companion podcast for UFC Fight Night 77, as Brendan Schaub is down in Mexico for his brother’s wedding.
The event starts at 6:30 PM ET with three Fight Pass preliminary fights, followed by the televised prelims at 8 PM ET on Fox Sports 1 and the main card begins at 10 PM ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
If you’re a Fight Pass subscriber but don’t have access to traditional cable or satellite television, you’ll probably notice that all of the fights beyond the Fight Pass prelims are blacked out from watching on your UFC Fight Pass account. This is because the UFC has television deals in place–such as Fox in the United States–which prevent the UFC from simultaneously live streaming the fights on Fight Pass. There is a way around this, fortunately.
I bought a year-long subscription to Fight Pass and at the same time signed up for a year-long subscription to Unlocator. This service allows you to bypass the regional blackouts that the UFC imposes and lets you live stream ALL televised UFC content through your existing Fight Pass account. UFC Pay-Per-Views still cost extra, but this opens up all the free, live, televised content that would otherwise be blacked out from watching and streaming on Fight Pass. An Unlocator subscription is a must-have if you’re also a cord cutter and a Fight Pass subscriber.
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Enjoy the fights!