Fuel TV is continuing to turn itself into an indispensable channel for UFC fans by announcing that it will broadcast a weekly news show devoted to the promotion called ‘UFC Tonight’ starting in 2012.
The show will be hosted by Todd Harris, who MMA fans will recognise as the lead commentator on the WEC’s shows on Versus, alongside veteran MMA fighter Kenny Florian with FOX’s Jay Glazer and MMA roving reporter Ariel Helwani also set to be involved.
The show is expected to feature a mix of news, interviews, features and behind the scenes footage.
Though initially running just once a week Fuel TV’s Executive VP George Greenberg told USAToday that could be just the tip of the iceberg if it takes off.
“The show will be weekly for the first six months. If we like what we see, it could go a couple of nights a week to possibly every night of the week, depending on performance,” Greenberg revealed.
Fuel TV is currently available in significantly less homes than it’s sister channels FOX and FX, but UFC president Dana White recently revealed that since they announced they would be putting a significant amount of programming on the station that it’s already experienced an 11% increase in the number of homes it’s being broadcast to.
In total Fuel TV will devote 25% of it’s programming to UFC-related content from next year onwards, including six live events.