Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The event or events coming before and supporting the main event, as of boxing matches.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A list of minor or supporting contests printed on the same bill as the main event (primarily fighting or racing, such as the main fight at a boxing match or wrestling, horse or car racing, etc.), occurring before or after the main event.
  • n. The events so listed.
  • n. A card lower than another given card or pair.

Etymologies

under +‎ card. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the main undercard event, Mexico's brilliant, young Saul "Danelo" Alvarez, 19, struggled in the first round, nearly going down, before coming back strong to stop Jose Miguel Cotto at 2: 51 of the ninth round.

    Floyd Mayweather pounds out victory over Shane Mosley

  • The LeBron vs. Rondo undercard is a bout they're ready to accept.

    Cavaliers may put LeBron on Rondo

  • Featured on the undercard is a bout between middleweight contenders Andy Lee of Ireland and Scotland's Craig McEwan, who wore kilts to the Times Square news conference.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Also on the undercard is a four-rounder featuring welterweight Chris Gilbert (1-0, 1 KO) of Windsor, Vt. against Noel Garcia (2-11-1, 1KO) of Springfield, Mass.

    All Stories

  • It ends with Williams-Wright, but on the undercard is a bout featuring one of the two most exciting heavyweights, Chris Arreola (the other being David Haye) in a step-up fight against Jameel McCline.

    MVN

  • The final match of the undercard was the RAW Championship as

    MVN

  • And he left the red meat speeches for the right to the "undercard" Palin, Guiliani, et al.

    Look at the movement on Gallup's "strong and decisive leader" graph.

  • Morrison is on the undercard, meaning he will only be televised if

    The Clog

  • One sport he believes needs to take a long look at itself is boxing, after he recently pulled an Amir Khan pay-per-view fight from the schedule because the undercard was too weak.

    Barney Francis: 'Football punditry is an absolute art form'

  • On the undercard, Thiago Silva unanimously outpointed Brandon Vera, Dong Hyun Kim remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision over Nate Diaz, and Clay Guida earned his third straight win, submitting former Pride lightweight champion Takanori Gomiby with a guillotine choke in the third round.

    UFC Lightweight Champion Retains Title

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