On Saturday night, one of the most highly-anticipated MMA fights in recent memory will finally arrive. The UFC Middleweight Championship will be on the line as Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen square off in a rematch of their 2010 fight at UFC 117.
UFC 148 will be a stacked card emanating from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas that features a big co-main event and a popular Bay Area fighter in a match that will have big implications for him. Just before Silva vs. Sonnen II, Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin will face off in their third match against one another. The rubber match will also likely be Ortiz's swan song with the UFC.
There will be a free, live streaming lightweight fight kicking off the event. This fight will be viewable on Facebook at 4:25 p.m. PT. Following that opening bout, the preliminary fights will be shown on FX from 5 p.m. PT until 7 p.m. PT. The main card will be available only on pay-per-view (although there are options to purchase via UFC.com and YouTube if you don't have a cable box). The pay-per-view begins at 7 p.m. PT.
Here is the full card for Saturday's UFC 148:
Preliminary Card on Facebook
Preliminary Card on FX
Lightweight bout: Gleison Tibau vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Lightweight bout: Melvin Guillard vs. Fabrício Camões
Middleweight bout: Constantinos Philippou vs. Riki Fukuda
Lightweight bout: John Alessio vs. Shane Roller
Bantamweight bout: Ivan Menjivar vs. Mike Easton
Featherweight bout: Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie
Welterweight bout: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia
Middleweight bout: Cung Le vs. Patrick Côté
Light Heavyweight bout: Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz
Middleweight bout: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Chael Sonnen