LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports announces UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier joins blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik and veteran MMA analyst Joe Rogan to call UFC 228: WOODLEY VS. TILL live Octagon-side in Dallas Saturday, Sept. 8. Megan Olivi adds reports and interviews fighters on-site. In addition, former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, Victor Davila, and Mario Delgado call the fights in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
On the FOX Sports desk, former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and retired contender Kenny Florian join lead UFC host Karyn Bryant for UFC 228 programming on Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8.
In the main event, Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) will defend his belt against Darren Till (17-0-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC). Women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will not defend her belt against Valentina Shevchenko (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC). Nicco fell ill and did not make it to the scale after being ruled medically ineligible after being seen at a hospital.
UFC officials today confirmed that a women’s strawweight bout will co-main the event. Jessica Andrade (18-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) will take on Karolina Kowalkiewicz(12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC). With the change bantamweights John Dodson (20-9 MMA, 9-4 UFC) vs. Jimmie Rivera (21-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will now be added on the main card.
FOX Sports UFC programming begins on Friday, Sept. 7 (6:00 PM ET), with the UFC 228 WEIGH-IN SHOW on FS1 and the FOX Sports app with Bryant, Bisping and Florian in studio discussing the fights, while Olivi reports onsite. On Saturday, the same crew hosts the UFC 228 PREFIGHT SHOW on FX and the FOX Sports app (7:00 PM ET), previewing the evening’s fights.
The two-hour UFC 228 PRELIMS begin at 8:00 PM ET on FX, FOX Deportes, and the FOX Sports app with four exciting bouts. The action wraps immediately following the main event with the FS2 UFC 228 POSTFIGHT SHOW, where Bryant, Bisping, and Florian recap the event, while Olivi interviews fighters.
FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE:
|Friday,Sept. 7||6:00 PM||UFC 228 WEIGH-IN SHOW||FightBookMMA|
|Saturday,Sept. 8||7:00 PM||UFC 228 PREFIGHT SHOW||FX|
|Saturday,Sept. 8||8:00 PM||UFC 228 PRELIMS||FX / FOX Deportes|
|Saturday,Sept. 8||1:00 AM||FS1 UFC 228 POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS2|
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