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Fox Sports 1 Announced for August, to Include Live UFC Programming

Fox Sports 1Fox Sports has announced a new network, dubbed Fox Sports 1, designed to challenge ESPN that will debut in August. The network will feature a live UFC show on August 17.

Fox has previously announced that the company would rebrand both their SPEED and FUEL TV channels as Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. Today’s announcement made this move official.

Fox is expected to remove all sports programming, including the UFC, from FX and will move it to Fox Sports 1. The sports network is expected to add multiple live shows in 2014 and will pick up the UFC’s pay-per-view preliminary cards as well.

More news is expected to be announced in the coming days.

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