Fox wants you to care about soccer and MMA after NFL now

Some Sundays, Fox has an NFL doubleheader. Other Sundays, it’s a single game, either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Instead of a KTTV infomercial in that slot opposite a CBS NFL game this year, Fox wants you hooked in soccer and the UFC.

Fox starts airing Barclays Premier League matches on Sunday, Sept. 18 with a tape-delayed coverage of Manchester United vs. Chelsea, followed by Tottenham-Arsenal (Oct. 2) and Chelsea-Liverpool (Nov. 20). The games will air either from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., but will also be live earlier in the day on Fox Soccer. The coverage goes up to Super Bowl Sunday for a live game on Feb. 5, starting at 7:30 a.m.

Meanwhile, on Oct. 30, leading up to the first UFC live primetime match on Fox set for November 12, the network will show a “UFC Primetime” show that previews that upcoming Fox matchupin, which should be announced Friday. The Primetime show airs from noon to 1 p.m. or from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. depending on the NFL game picked to air on Fox.

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