According to the official UFC website, UFC.com, UFC 80 “Rapid Fire” will air live on pay-per-view on January 19th. Many fans believed the event would follow other recent European UFC events and air for free on Spike TV but that doesn’t appear to be the case – at least not yet. Past events have alternated broadcasting plans several times so this is by no means set in stone.
MMA Junkie has spoken to a representative from a cable company who confirmed the event will air on PPV but that it will likely air on tape-delay at 10pm ET.
The event (and possibly the PPV broadcast) begins at 3pm ET and is headlined by an interim title bout between lightweights BJ Penn and Joe Stevenson.