UFC 129 to Start at 9 PM ET, Change Permanent?

It has been confirmed that “UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields” will kick off on pay-per-view at 9:00 PM ET instead of the normal 10:00 PM ET. The new start time is rumored to be a permanent change, as all events following UFC 129 are expected to keep the new start time of 9:00 PM ET as well.

The time change hasn’t been announced by the UFC yet, but it is expected to be announced in the near future. UFC officials had East Coast fans in mind as part of the reason for the change in time, as East Coast fans usually finish the events at 1:00 AM on Sunday morning. This is a big change as almost half of the USA (24 states) currently abide to Eastern Standard Time.

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Source: MMA Junkie