Rashad Evans Joins Kenny Florian and Brendan Fitzgerald on FS1 to cover UFC FIGHT NIGHT: SHOGUN VS. SMITH on Sunday
LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports announces former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and retired contender Kenny Florian serve as analysts alongside host Brendan Fitzgerald for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: SHOGUN VS. SMITH programming in a rare Sunday afternoon broadcast on July 22.
Live from Hamburg, Germany, John Gooden and former title contender and analyst Dan Hardy call the fights on FS1 and the FOX Sports app, while Heidi Androl reports and interviews fighters onsite. Victor Davila and Marlon Vera call the fights in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
Brazilian legend Shogun Rua (24-10) makes his return to the Octagon on Sunday, as he faces explosive rising star Anthony Smith (29-13) in the main event. Shogun, the 36-year-old former light heavyweight champion, is looking to continue his climb toward another title opportunity with a win against Smith. With four wins in his last five fights, Smith looks to continue his winning ways. Plus, two more elite light heavyweights face off in the co-main event when No. 3-ranked Glover Teixeria (27-6) battles late replacement No. 9 Corey Anderson (15-5).
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The weekend’s coverage kicks off Saturday, July 21 with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN SHOW on FS1 and streaming on the FOX Sports app at 7:00 PM ET, with Fitzgerald, Evans and Florian on the desk, previewing the fights. Androl interviews fighters onsite.
Action continues Sunday at 11:00 AM ET with FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW, as the same desk crew breaks down the upcoming battles. The FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS begin at 12:00 PM ET on FS1, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app, with Gooden and Hardy calling the four exciting bouts. Lightweight Nick Hein (14-3, 1NC) faces Damir Hadzovic (11-4), while welterweight Emil Meek (9-2-1, 1NC) battles Bartosz Fabinski (13-2). Khalid Taha (12-1) and Nad Narimani (10-2) square off at 145 pounds. Plus, Justin Ledet (9-0, 1NC) takes on Aleksandar Rakic (8-1) in a light heavyweight thriller to kick off the PRELIMS.
The main card continues at 2:00 PM ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes, featuring six thrilling bouts, including the headliner between Shogun and Smith and the co-main event between Teixeria and Anderson. Vitor Miranda (13-6) tangles with Abu Azaitar (13-1-1, 1NC) in a middleweight scrap. No. 9-ranked heavyweight Marcin Tybura (16-4) faces No. 13 Stefan Struve (32-10), while Danny Roberts (14-3) and David Zawada (16-3) square off at welterweight. Nasrat Haqparast (10-2) and Marc Diakiese (12-2) begin the main card with an exciting lightweight clash.
The afternoon wraps with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW at 5:00 PM ET, as Fitzgerald, Evans and Florian recap the fights and Androl interviews the winners.
Leading up to the fights, UFC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on FOX Sports PROcast and on the FOX UFC social pages. Follow @UFConFOX on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all updates throughout the #UFCHamburg fights this Sunday.
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FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
|Saturday,July 21||7:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN||FS1|
|Sunday,July 22||11:00 AM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
|Sunday,July 22||12:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS||FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|Sunday,July 22||2:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: SHOGUN VS. SMITH||FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|Sunday,July 22||5:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
UFC Fight Night 134 Fight Card:
(FS1, 2 p.m. ET)
- Mauricio Rua vs. Anthony Smith
- Corey Anderson vs. Glover Teixeira
- Abu Azaitar vs. Vitor Miranda
- Stefan Struve vs. Marcin Tybura
- Marc Diakiese vs. Nasrat Haqparast
- Danny Roberts vs. David Zawada
PRELIMINARY CARD #2
(FS1, 12 p.m. ET)
- Damir Hadzovic vs. Nick Hein
- Bartosz Fabinski vs. Emil Meek
- Nad Narimani vs Khalid Taha
- Justin Ledet vs. Aleksandar Rakic
PRELIMINARY CARD #1
(UFC Fight Pass, 10:30 a.m. ET)
- Davey Grant vs. Manny Bermudez
- Jeremy Kimball vs. Darko Stosic
- Pingyuan Liu vs. Damian Stasiak