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Yes, according to UFC.com. Although no announcement has been made, UFC's website now lists UFC 95 as airing free on Spike and not PPV.

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Post #2   12/23/08 11:29:10AM   

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Now all they need is a, um...what are they missing...um....it's on the tip of me tongue, ...

a MAIN EVENT?!

Yes, that's it.

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nice and its looks like UFC 93 will be free for us in Canada too.

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nice and its looks like UFC 93 will be free for us in Canada too.



Doesn't hardly seem fair. We have to pay 50 bucks for it..so Canadians should have to pay...uh, I'm not good with conversions...wouldn't it be somewhere around 5000?

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Isn't the main event for that one the Stevenson vs Sanchez fight?

That sounds about right for the headliner of a free show.

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Posted by thedoors

nice and its looks like UFC 93 will be free for us in Canada too.



Doesn't hardly seem fair. We have to pay 50 bucks for it..so Canadians should have to pay...uh, I'm not good with conversions...wouldn't it be somewhere around 5000?


It today would be $60.79 CDN. $1 CDN right now is about 82 cents in USD.

Mania is now confirming 95 on Spike as well:

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Right now Sanchez-Stevenson is the likely main event.

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Posted by FlashyG

Isn't the main event for that one the Stevenson vs Sanchez fight?

That sounds about right for the headliner of a free show.



You really think so? I was thinking that they'd pull out something a little bigger than that. If I remember correctly, the last time that Stevenson was in a main event, he was getting mauled by BJ Penn. Now I'm almost certain that most fans don't want to see something like that again right before they go to bed.


Stay tuned for more announcements … there’s another juicy 185-pound match up in the works.


Wonder what this could be...?

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I love watching UFC events for free. But lately i've felt like I'd rather just pay. There are so many damn commercials that I almost cannot watch it live. And I am not that excited for sanchez/stevenson as a main event. It should be a great fight, but not main event worthy. If this card ends up staying on spike, this will probably stay the main event. If they can work out a big fight for this card, however, don't be surprised if it moves to ppv.

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Posted by ohiostate1016

You really think so? I was thinking that they'd pull out something a little bigger than that. If I remember correctly, the last time that Stevenson was in a main event, he was getting mauled by BJ Penn. Now I'm almost certain that most fans don't want to see something like that again right before they go to bed.



I think they'd like a bigger headliner but in reality this is a better fight than any on the Fight for the Troops Card.

my memory is suspect at best but I don't think they ever have titles on the line for Spike events anyways.

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Posted by ziegler3334

I love watching UFC events for free. But lately i've felt like I'd rather just pay. There are so many damn commercials that I almost cannot watch it live. And I am not that excited for sanchez/stevenson as a main event. It should be a great fight, but not main event worthy. If this card ends up staying on spike, this will probably stay the main event. If they can work out a big fight for this card, however, don't be surprised if it moves to ppv.



I was thinking about that too. But I just don't see any big fight that they could put on here. Jardine/Liddell 2 will probably be the main event in Columbus, and Serra/Hughes probably won't be until UFC 97 in Canada.

I'm trying to think of other 'big' names that they could get for this card, and there aren't many:

-Luiz Cane
-Shane Carwin
-Kendall Grove
-Chris Leben
-Demian Maia
-Sean Sherk

...and that's about it. Most of these guys are nowhere near main event status.

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Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Stevenson
Wilson Gouveia vs. Nate Marquardt
Justin Buchholz vs. Terry Etim
Shannon Gugerty vs. Tom Lawson

In my opinion it has potential to be one of the best free cards yet.

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my memory is suspect at best but I don't think they ever have titles on the line for Spike events anyways.


I think the last time they had a title bout on a Spike show was UFC 75 with Quinton vs Dan Henderson. That was a rarity though and I wouldn't expect any anytime soon.
As of right now there are four bouts I'm really interested in seeing, so it's cool with me to have no main event, as long as the main card is filled with good fights. I would always like to have a main event that creates a little anticipation, but that's just the way it goes with these events in the UK.

Lightweight bout: Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Stevenson
Middleweight bout: Nate Marquardt vs. Wilson Gouveia
Welterweight bout: Rory Markham vs. Dan Hardy
Heavyweight bout: Junior dos Santos vs. Stefan Struve

I wouldn't start flaming this card just yet, as the UFC is still in the process of naming a co-main event., which is surprising because I think Nate Marquardt vs Gouveia is a worthy co-main event for a free card, but the rumor mill is churning out some names. Currently a lot of people are speculating it will be Demian Maia fighting for a #1 contender spot...my guess would be against Chael Sonnen. We'll see...

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Posted by ziegler3334

I love watching UFC events for free. But lately i've felt like I'd rather just pay. There are so many damn commercials that I almost cannot watch it live.



A DVR will solve that problem...just start watching 45 minutes into it and fast forward through the commercials. It works every time.

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anything free is good i thought they would with 93 and 94 being so close

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