Report that UFC new TV deal is complete



Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal today reported that UFC has signed a deal with the Fox Network effective in 2012, ending the company's seven year association with Spike TV.

The deal would put most of the programming, including the Ultimate Fighter reality series on live fight cards on FX, a network with nearly double the average rating of Spike TV.  The story said that the FOX network would also air up to four live events per year, the first time UFC would ever appear on a major network.  Another Fox Network, Fuel, would also have UFC content.

This would also mean the end to UFC progamming on Versus as of the end of this year.