The ESPN Sports network of channels in the UK is the official home of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and much like some US premium subscription networks, occasionally offer a Freeview weekend to entice new customers to sign up with them.
Since 6am GT on Friday ESPN, ESPN Classic and ESPN America have been free to watch, with High Definition options available depending on your provider and setup.
UFC 143 on ESPN can be watched on:
Sky Channel 417
Virgin Media Channel 529 / 530 (note: Freeview offer excludes Virgin Media customers this weekend. See details after jump)
BT Vision Channel 34
Top Up TV Channel 34
Digital Freeview Channel 34
See what exclusive sport is on offer this weekend and details of other providers after the jump
From the ESPN.co.uk website:
LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE THIS WEEKEND ON ESPN:
With the nature of LIVE Sport broadcast times are subject to change. Click here to check the live TV schedule.
Friday 3rd February
from 12.00pm Open Sud de France – Quarter finals ATP 250 World Tour 7.30pm Nuremberg v Dortmund German Bundesliga 1.00am (Saturday early morning) New York Knicks at Boston Celtics NBA
Saturday 4th February
4.30pm Manchester City v Fulham Barclays Premier League 1.00pm Open Sud de France – Semi finals ATP 250 World Tour 8.00pm SV Hamburg v FC Bayern Munich Bundesliga 11.45pm Edison Miranda v Isaac Chilemba Friday Night Fights 3.00am (Sunday early morning) UFC 143 Nick Diaz v Carlos Condit Ultimate Fighting Championship
Sunday 5th February
11.30am Genoa v Lazio Italian Serie A 1.45pm AC Milan v Napoli Italian Serie A 4.45pm Kaiserslautern v Cologne German Bundesliga 6.45pm Talk of the Terrace ESPN’s studio show 7.15pm AS Roma v Inter Milan Italian Serie A 9.30pm Pardon the Interruption ESPN’s studio show 10.00pm Open Sud de France – Final (as live) ATP 250 World Tour
Disclaimer from ESPN regarding the Freeview offer and other platforms:
From 06.00am on Friday 3rd February to 06.00am on Monday 6th February ESPN is free to air. Freeview users may need to retune set top box or TV set to view ESPN. There will be no discount for existing paying subscribers. Free weekend not applicable to Virgin, UPC, Talk Talk, Freesat or Freesat from Sky platforms.
For more information on the ESPN Freeview weekend, check out the official page here.