UFC 129 Moved Up One Hour; Change to All PPV Start Times Being Considered

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emfleek
3/8/11 11:51:31AM
The UFC is quietly contemplating a change to move up the start times of its pay-per-view broadcasts one hour, MMA Fighting has learned.

No final decision has yet been made, though a source in the organization confirmed to MMA Fighting that they are "considering the move for all events."

Two sources confirmed that at least one date will definitely be impacted. The change will be in play for the first time at April's massive UFC 129 event in Toronto, which will take place on April 30. On that night, the pay-per-view telecast will begin at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT, one hour ahead of its usual time.

At least part of the idea, according to sources, is to take advantage of the earlier time to attract more east coast viewers going forward.

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UPDATE: The new start time is expected to remain in place for future shows, as well, per MMAJunkie.
emfleek
3/8/11 11:52:28AM
Great move, imo.

prozacnation1978
3/8/11 11:55:59AM
This would work a hell of a lot better for me since sometimes I work at 4am the next day
grappler0000
3/8/11 12:21:49PM
I'd be totally fine with the change.
Twenty20Dollars
3/8/11 1:03:22PM
I hope this happens.
BigIP
3/8/11 1:30:19PM
Great idea!
PABLOMAFIOSO
3/8/11 1:35:19PM
Great if this happens. I've stayed up until 6am to watch UFCs live far too many times.
jjeans
3/8/11 1:50:28PM

Posted by PABLOMAFIOSO

Great if this happens. I've stayed up until 6am to watch UFCs live far too many times.



Yeah, now we only have to stay up till 5!
emfleek
3/8/11 1:56:35PM
UPDATE: The new start time is expected to remain in place for future shows, as well, per MMAJunkie.
bjj1605
3/8/11 3:09:16PM
Great news!
FastKnockout
3/8/11 4:52:44PM
I'm fine with the change if it helps those fans who stay up all hours of the night waiting to watch it live. 8 pm, 9 pm, no difference to me!
tcunningham
3/8/11 6:10:48PM
im on the west coast so it doesnt really impact me that much but i still think its a good idea. if it brings the fans then its definitely a good idea for the sport.
bojangalz
3/8/11 6:47:05PM
Many times I have to burn a few hours of vacation at the beginning of my shift to catch the PPV's. This will be one less hour of vacation I have to use. I'm down with that.
tallica62
3/8/11 9:05:48PM
just remind me again cuz ill forget. thanks
UFC_Fanatic313
3/9/11 3:30:25PM
Yey now i only have to stay up 3. thanks for the update.
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