The UFC 157 live stream online and TV fights will arrive free on Saturday night for mixed martial arts fans. Many will enjoy preliminary bouts as they prepare for the main Pay-Per-View card featuring Carmouche vs. Rousey and Machida vs. Henderson live from Anaheim.
The UFC live stream fights event begins at 6:35P p.m. EST on Saturday evening with three free prelims available online. The fights include Burrell vs. Villefort, Manley vs. Magny, and Robertson vs. Jardine. All six guys had been noted on the fight card at UFC's website as 170 lbs heading into this event, but the official weigh-ins told a different story. Both Magny and Manley tipped the scales at 171 lbs. However, Nah-Shon Burrell was 175.8 lbs, nearly six pounds overweight. Due to that, he'll still fight but gets a fine for being over. To see these fights, fans will need to have clicked "Like" on the UFC Facebook page where the live stream video feed will show at 6:35 p.m. EST.
Following the Facebook prelims are four free fights shown on TV via FX. MMA fans can see these on cable or satellite with the fights including Johnson vs. Schaub, Kuivanen vs. Chiesa, Grice vs. Bermudez, and Fodor vs. Stout. Everyone made weight in these fights, although Johnson is listed at 255 lbs, giving him a 12-pound advantage over his opponent. The FX preliminary fights begin at 8 p.m. EST on TV.
The main Pay-Per-View starts at 10 p.m. EST from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, and features the main event of Liz Carmouche going against Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey. It also features Dan Henderson mixing it up with Lyoto Machida, Ivan Menjivar vs. Urijah Faber, Josh Neer vs. Court McGee, and Robbie Lawler vs. Josh Koscheck. Fans can watch these fights live streaming online for a price from services like UFC.TV (and related apps), ROKU, Xbox Live, YouTube, and UStream.
This is considered a historic UFC Pay-Per-View, although some fans may complain about the main event featuring female fighters. It still has the feel of a big event, and should showcase the powerful skills of the women's champion. Now the UFC will need to find suitable competitors to round out its female fighters division for future events.
Will you be watching UFC 157 live online or on TV Saturday night? Any big predictions?