The Ultimate Fighting Championship now has a third broadcasting home in Ion Television, at least for one night.

Ion Television will be airing its first ever UFC  preliminary bouts for the upcoming “UFC 125: Resolution” event on Jan. 1, 2011.

Fan’s may be use to two preliminary bouts on Spike TV or Versus, President Dana White has said that Ion will attempt to air three fights. Great news for fight fans as 2011 looks to kick off with more MMA as the Zuffa organization promised.

“The prelims we do air, there’s only supposed to be two,”said White. “Time-wise, it’s impossible to pull off three if they all go to the distance. I’m going to roll the dice on this thing.

“Not only are we going to bring the prelims to the fans, but everybody has been hammering me for the Phil Baroni-Brad Tavares fight, so I’m going to do three fights. I’m going to give them that fight, too.”

Source: MMAJunkie