UFC Fight Night 120 on Cig­nal TV

Business World - - SPORTS WORLD - S. Murillo Michael An­gelo

THE Ul­ti­mate Fight­ing Cham­pi­onship’s (UFC) “Fight Night 120” in Vir­ginia on Sun­day (Manila time) will be car­ried live by lo­cal ca­ble provider Cig­nal TV.

Head­lined by the light­weight bat­tle be­tween Dustin “The Di­a­mond” Poirier (#8) and former cham­pion An­thony “Showtime” Pet­tis, the UFC event will be shown live be­gin­ning at 11 a.m. over Hy­per Ch. 91 in SD or 261 in HD on Cig­nal TV with encore tele­cast at 7 p.m. on the same day.

In the co- main event of UFC Fight Night 120, tak­ing place in Nor­folk, is the farewell bout of Matt “The Im­mor­tal” Brown against veteran Diego “Lion­heart” Sanchez.

Mr. Poirier (21-5 with one no-con­test) last fought in the UFC in May this year against former cham­pion Ed­die Al­varez which was ruled a no-con­test after il­le­gal knees from Mr. Al­varez in the se­cond round prompted the ref­eree to stop the fight.

For his part, Mr. Pet­tis (206) won in his last fight, beat­ing Jim Miller by unan­i­mous de­ci­sion in his re­turn to the divi­sion after a quick so­journ to feath­er­weight.

Other fights on tap for UFC Fight Night 120 are heavy­weight Ju­nior Al­bini (# 11) against An­drei Arlovski (#12), mid­dleweight Nate Mar­quardt ver­sus Cezar Fer­reira, ban­tamweight Raphael As­sun­cao (#4) against Matthew Lopez (#13), and light­weight Joe Lau­zon ver­sus Clay Guida.

In the Philip­pines, Cig­nal TV, the coun­try’s fore­most di­rect-to-home (DTH) com­pany, is the home of the UFC after the two groups agreed to an ex­ten­sive deal that will see the UFC beamed on var­i­ous plat­forms. —

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.