Article

MMA Live leaps to ESPN2 - premieres Thurs!

ESPN2 will televise ESPN.com’s produced and distributed MMA Live series dedicated to news, highlights and analysis from the sport of mixed martial arts, including four episodes of the weekly news and information program plus the on-site pre- and post-event studio specials surrounding UFC 113 and post-event show for UFC 114. ESPN.com has produced and distributed the popular MMA Live series since June 2008.

This month, ESPN2 will televise ESPN.com’s produced and distributed MMA Live series dedicated to news, highlights and analysis from the sport of mixed martial arts, including four episodes of the weekly news and information program plus the on-site pre- and post-event studio specials surrounding UFC 113 and post-event show for UFC 114. ESPN.com has produced and distributed the popular MMA Live series since June 2008.

ESPN2 will simulcast ESPN.com’s pre- and post-event coverage of MMA Live at UFC 113 from Montreal on Saturday, May 8, at 9 p.m. ET and later that night, Sunday, May 9, at 1 a.m. (at 10 p.m. PT), respectively. In addition, ESPN2 will simulcast the MMA Live at UFC 114 post-event special from Las Vegas on Sunday, May 30, at 1 a.m. ESPN2 will also provide the first airing of four episodes of the weekly MMA Live series Fridays at 1 a.m. in May beginning May 7. ESPN.com’s version will feature additional content and be available shortly after ESPN2’s telecast.

MMA Live host Jon Anik, analysts Kenny Florian and Rashad Evans, ESPN.com MMA Insider Franklin McNeil, and correspondent Molly Qerim will work the telecasts. Evans will not be an analyst on MMA Live at UFC 114 due to his participation as a competitor in the event.

In addition to ESPN.com, ESPN has offered mixed martial arts news, interviews, highlights, stories, discussion and weigh-ins across multiple platforms, including ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPN International, SportsCenter, E:60, SportsNation, First Take and more.

MMA Live will air at the following times, simulcast on ESPN2 and ESPN.com.              
Thurs, May 6     1 am ET/10 pm PT
Sat, May 8     9 pm ET/6 pm PT     MMA Live at UFC 113 (pre-event)
Sat, May 8     1 am ET/10 pm PT   MMA Live at UFC 113 (post-event)          
Thurs, May 13    1 am ET/10 pm PT    
Thurs, May 20     1 am ET/10 pm PT       
Thurs, May 27     1 am ET/10 pm PT     
Sat, May 29     1 am ET/10 pm PT    MMA Live at UFC 114 (post-event)      

Media

Recent
The UFC may have Valentine's Day weekend off, but get ready for a jam-packed slate coming up over the next few weeks. It starts next week in Pittsburgh, with open workouts on Friday, the official weigh-in Sataurday and Cowboy vs. Cowboy on Sunday night!
11/02/2016
Did Sage Northcutt take on too much too soon? Hear from fellow karate-based fighter Stephen Thompson, who weighed in on Northcutt and his future in the UFC during fight week in Las Vegas last week.
10/02/2016
UFC.com insider Forrest Griffin and host Matt Parrino look at the fallout in the rankings from Fight Night Las Vegas. Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson makes a huge jump at welterweight, and prospect Justin Scoggins has arrived.
9/02/2016
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier spoke to UFC.com about his rematch against former champion Jon Jones at UFC 197 in Las Vegas as the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Tickets go on sale to the public for UFC 197 on March 4.
9/02/2016