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UFC Adds Two More Prelims to Fight for Troops Facebook Stream

FORT HOOD, Texas – Earlier this week, the UFC announced a pair of preliminary card fights at tonight's Fight for the Troops show will stream live on Facebook.

On Saturday, the UFC upped the ante by announcing via Twitter that four of the six prelims will now air on the social networking website instead of the previously announced two.

To gain access to the live stream, which will start at 7 p.m. Eastern, fans must "like" the UFC's fan page at the site. As a fan, an embedded media player under the "Free Prelims" tab will be accessible.

In addition to the previously announced prelims between Cody McKenzie-Yves Edwards and DaMarques Johnson-Mike Guymon, the UFC will now add bouts between Waylon Lowe-Willamy Freire and Mike Brown-Rani Yahya to the slate.

The UFC's Facebook page currently has more than 4.5 million fans.

"I'm always looking for ways to give fans fights for free, and this is just another example of that," said UFC president Dana White in a release for Tuesday's initial announcement. "Facebook is such a great tool for people to stay connected, and we're excited to put two live fights on our UFC page for free."

The Facebook prelims will lead into Saturday's Fight for the Troops 2 show from the Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas. The main card will air live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. Eastern, headlined by a main event lightweight bout between Evan Dunham and Melvin Guillard.

The UFC has shown many preliminary fights for free on Spike leading into pay-per-views. It also streamed prelims live on prior to UFC 124 last month. At UFC 125, the UFC used the Ion Network to show a pair of prelims. But at UFC 126 next month, free prelims are expected to return to Spike.

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