Is Jon Jones going to add another big name to his list of victims inside the Octagon?
Will Andy Murray finally capture his first ever Grand Slam title?
Who will reign supreme in Monaco? Atletico or Chelsea?
Can Rory McIlroy win big yet again?
All these questions and more will be answered soon enough as we get set for another loaded month of sports on Balls: Home of the biggest sporting events in the world.
UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort
Rua. Jackson. Machida. Evans.
These are the names that have already been added to the list of Jon Jones’ victims inside the Octagon since March 19, 2011, when he became the youngest champion in UFC history at age 23.
Henderson was supposed to be next on that list. But, due to his unfortunate injury, another legend has resurfaced in an attempt to end Jones’ remarkable rise to the top.
Enter Vitor Belfort. The original “Phenom” of the UFC. A man who was once regarded as the most feared striker inside the Octagon. He may already be 35 years old, but the Brazilian finished his last two opponents in the first round.
“I’m 100%. I’m strong and healthy. Free from sickness and disease. I’m ready,” said the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion in an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour.
“It’s going to be the ‘Old Lion’ against the ‘Young Lion’. I’m going to fight the champ like a champ.”
At the end of the interview, Belfort took a jab at Jones.
“I’m not a diva. I’m a legend.”
Because he turned down an unexpected title defense against Sonnen, Jones has been dealing with a lot of criticism from fans and fellow fighters as well. But, the Jones camp has kept their silence and has focused their attention on training hard for a successful 4th title defense of Jones’ UFC Light Heavyweight title.
In another historic development, a pair of talented 125 pound warriors, Joseph Benavides and Demetrious Johnson will go to war for the inaugural UFC Flyweight Championship.
Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort
Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson
Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann
Matt Hamill vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliviera
Igor Pokrajac vs. Vinny Magalhaes
TJ Grant vs. Evan Dunham
Sean Pierson vs. Lance Benoist
Jimy Hettes vs. Marcus Brimage
Seth Baczynski vs. Simeon Thoresen
Mitch Gagnon vs. Walel Watson
Kyle Noke vs. Charlie Brenneman
UFC 152 will take place at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Fight fans in the Philippines will be able to witness the event through the exclusive coverage of Balls on Channel 34.
Here are the airing dates of UFC 152:
(Sunday) September 23 – 10:30 A.M., 9:00 P.M. (Replay)
(Monday) September 24 – 1:00 P.M., 10:00 P.M.
(Thursday) September 27 – 5:00 P.M
UFC on FUEL TV: Struve vs. Miocic
The UFC invades Europe this month as the latest installment of UFC on Fuel TV will hold its next event at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England.
Headlining this main event will be two heavyweights who are trying to get one step closer at a title shot: Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic.
Struve will enter the Octagon for the 11th time and has won his last three fights. The Dutchman may only be 24 years old, but he is the more veteran fighter in the UFC.
On the other hand, Miocic is undefeated in nine professional fights and is only making his fourth appearance in a UFC organized event.
Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic
Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah
Brad Pickett vs. Yves Jabouin
Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman
John Hathaway vs. John Maguire
Che Mills vs. Duane Ludwig
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Jimi Manuwa
Andy Ogle vs. Akira Corassani
Tom Watson vs. Brad Tavares
Pascal Krauss vs. Gunnar Nelson
Jason Young vs. Robbie Peralta
Fabio Maldonado vs. Jorgen Kruth
Mark your calendars for this event as it will be aired exclusively on Balls Channel 34 on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 8:00 A.M.
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 16
For the sixteenth installment of the longest running sports reality TV series in the world, it will be Team Carwin versus Team Nelson.
Shane Carwin is the interim UFC Heavyweight Champion while Roy “Big Country” Nelson is one of the top contenders at 265 pounds and above.
“This is going to be a very interesting dynamic between these two heavyweights. They both have huge punching power and great chins but, outside of the Octagon, they couldn’t be more different. These two have been going at it on social media for a while and don’t seem to like each other very much, but they are going to be seeing a lot of each other during this series and I guarantee it’ll make for great TV,” said UFC President Dana White.
TUF 16 premieres exclusively on Balls Channel 34 on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 9:00 P.M. with succeeding episodes airing every Wednesday at 9:00 P.M.
2012 US OPEN
The last Grand Slam tennis event of the year will continue to air exclusively on Balls Channel 34 from September 1 all the way up to the last day of the tournament on September 10.
Catch all the action from the hard courts of the USTA (United States Tennis Association) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City as the finest players in the world will be dominating your TV sets throughout the first ten days of the month.
FIFA U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP JAPAN 2012
Football fans will become witnesses to the conclusion of the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup taking place in Japan as the tournament heads into its final stages.
Here are the airing dates on Balls Channel 34:
Semifinals - September 5 - 7:00 P.M. & 9:00 P.M
Final - September 9 - 5:00 P.M
2012 UEFA SUPER CUP
The 37th edition of the UEFA Super Cup will pit the 2011-2012 UEFA Champions League title-holders Chelsea FC of England against the 2011-2012 UEFA Europa League winners Club Atletico de Madrid of Spain in the annual contest which will take place at the Stade Louis II in Monaco.
Club Atletico de Madrid will attempt to win the UEFA Super Cup for the second time in three years. Chelsea FC won its only UEFA Super Cup back in 1998.
Watch this epic match on Balls Channel 34 on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. and at 4:30 P.M. on the same day.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCHDAY 1
The 2012-2013 UEFA Champions League will continue to be featured on Balls Channel 34 this month as the top football clubs in Europe enter the group stage of the tournament.
32 teams were divided into 8 groups making each group have a total of four teams. In each group, teams will play each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.
Here are the airing dates for Matchday 1:
(Wednesday) September 19 - 2:30 A.M., 8:00 A.M., 6:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M.
(Thursday) September 20 – 12:00 A.M., 8:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.
(Saturday) September 22 – 4:00 P.M.
(Sunday) September 23 – 2:00 P.M.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE MATCHDAY 1
After the Qualifying phase and the Play-off phase comes the Group stage phase in the 2012-2013 UEFA Europa League which will run all the way up until March 2013.
Matchday 1 will be aired on Balls Channel 34 on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 2:30 A.M., 8:00 A.M., 6:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M.
2012 RYDER CUP
After a triumphant victory at the 2012 PGA Championship, current world number one, Rory McIlroy looks to continue what has already been a stellar year for him as he competes as a member of Team Europe in the 2012 Ryder Cup.
The Ryder Cup is a match play event that features two competing teams with one team consisting of Americans and the other, players from Europe. Davis Love III will captain the USA squad while Jose Maria Olazabal will lead Team Europe.
During the last tournament, which was held in 2010 at the Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales, Team Europe emerged victorious over Team USA.
This year’s competition will have the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois as its host.
Golf fans can witness this scintillating event LIVE on Balls Channel 34 beginning Saturday, September 28, 2012 at 7:00 P.M.
OMEGA EUROPEAN MASTERS
In 1923, the Swiss Open was founded as an annual golf competition for aspiring talents in Europe. The tournament grew in terms of its popularity and the quality of players each year and today, it has come to be known as the Omega European Masters.
For the 65th time in the history of the tournament, the event will be held at arguably the most spectacular course in the European Tour: The Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club.
The Omega European Masters is coming off a great tournament last year, which saw the likes of Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer put on a great show. But, it was Thomas Bjorn from Denmark who rose to the occasion to be hailed as the tournament champion.
Catch the action on Balls Channel 34 on the following dates:
(Friday) September 14 – 4:00 P.M.
(Saturday) September 15 – 1:00 A.M., 4:00 P.M.
(Sunday) September 16 – 12:00 A.M., 4:00 P.M.
(Monday) September 17 – 12:00 A.M., 3:00 P.M.
(Tuesday) September 18 – 12:00 A.M.