Dustin Poirier - Photo by Scott Petersen for MMAWeekly.com
The UFC has wasted no time in booking fights for their inaugural network broadcast on Fox, scheduled for November 12th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The promotion announced last night on UFC.com that a featherweight match-up between Dustin Poirier and Pablo Garza had been added to the card:
Two exciting featherweight prospects, Dustin Poirier and Pablo Garza, have verbally agreed to fight each other on November 12.
Lorenzo Fertitta has confirmed that this initial Fox event will only be a 1-hour broadcast featuring two fights, so Poirier-Garza will be an untelevised prelim, but may be squeezed in if time allows:
“It’s going to be a little different with the first one,” Fertitta said. “It’s going to literally be back-to-back action. We aren’t going to mess around with a lot of pre-fight commentary, post-fight commentary. We are going to roll right in, set up the fights and let the action go.”
“For the people coming live in Anaheim, it will be just like a full pay-per-view,” Fertitta said. “It’s a full fight card and if the first (televised fight) goes real quick, we’ll fill in like we always do.”
We'll keep you updated as the event develops.
Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier (10-1)
Win Jason Young (unam. decision) - UFC 131
Win Josh Grispi (unam. decision) - UFC 125
Win Zach Micklewright (TKO) - WEC 52
Pablo "The Scarecrow" Garza (11-1)
Win Yves Jabouin (submission - flying triangle choke) - UFC 129
Win Fredson Paixao (KO - flying knee) - TUF 12 Finale
Loss Tiequan Zhang (submission - guillotine) - WEC 51