The event was headlined by a heavyweight number one contenders bout between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne.
Tonight with Vincent Browne, formerly Nightly News with Vincent Browne, is a news analysis, current affairs and politics programme broadcast on Ireland's TV3 network. It airs on Monday to Thursday nights, usually from 23:05 to 23:55, though this occasionally differs. The programme is presented by Vincent Browne — a journalist noted for his rather acerbic style, with The Guardian describing him as "Ireland's Jeremy Paxman". Each year, approaching the Christmas period, Browne gives out political awards to deserving recipients. When Browne is absent, another person presents instead: this is typically one of Ger Colleran, Declan Ganley, Tom McGurk, Mary O'Rourke, Sam Smyth or Ivan Yates. The programme was critical in informing the Irish public about the death of Savita Halappanavar as the news was breaking. It moved to TV3's Sony HD studio but vacated it for two weeks while RTÉ borrowed it to film School Around the Corner, hosted by Ray D'Arcy.