Smith and Fitzgerald Call Action Live from Austin on FS1 and FOX Sports GO for Rare Sunday UFC Fight Night

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports announces former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and retired contender Kenny Florian serve as desk analysts alongside UFC host Megan Olivi for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: COWBOY VS. MEDEIROS programming on Sunday, Feb. 18.

Blow-by-blow announcer Brendan Fitzgerald and veteran MMA analyst Jimmy Smith call the bouts live Octagon-side from Austin, Texas. Laura Sanko adds reports and interviews fighters on-site. Victor Davila and Mario Delgado have the call in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

UFC’s return to Austin features a pair of welterweight gunslingers, as No. 11-ranked Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (30-10, 1NC) takes on Yancy Medeiros (15-4, 1NC) in the main event. Winner of three bouts in a row, Hawaii’s Medeiros has looked unstoppable in the 170-pound weight class, picking up three finishes and a pair of post-fight bonuses. But if anyone knows something about thrilling bouts, it’s Cowboy, who has won 13 post-fight awards since his Octagon debut in 2011, cementing his legend as one of the UFC’s premier action heroes.

FOX Sports UFC programming starts on Saturday, Feb. 17 (6:30 PM ET), with the FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW on FS1 and FOX Sports GO with Olivi, Florian and Weidman in studio discussing the fights, while Sanko reports onsite. The same crew kicks off Sunday’s programming at 6:00 PM ET with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW on FS1 and FOX Sports GO, previewing the evening’s fights.

The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS begin at 7:00 PM ET on FS1, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO with four exciting bouts. Jared Gordon (14-1) fights Diego Ferreira (12-2) in a lightweight scrap. Welterweights Geoff Neal (8-2) and Brian Camozzi (7-4) tangle, while Roberto Sanchez (7-1) and Joby Sanchez (11-2) square off at 125 pounds. Plus, No. 13-ranked bantamweight Sarah Moras (5-3) battles Lucie Pudilova (7-2).

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The three-hour main card begins on FS1, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO at 9:00 PM ET and features five more action-packed bouts. Heavyweights No. 6-ranked heavyweight Derrick Lewis (18-5, 1NC) faces No. 8 Marcin Tybura (16-3). No. 12-ranked James Vick (12-1) and No. 14 Francisco Trinaldo (22-5) meet in a lightweight tilt. Thiago Alves (27-11) and Curtis Millender (14-3) square off in a welterweight battle. Plus, Sage Northcutt (9-2) and Thibault Gouti (11-3) open the main card with a lightweight bout.

The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW, where Olivi, Weidman and Florian recap the evening, while Sanko interviews fighters.

Leading up to the fights, UFC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on FOX Sports PROcast and on the FOX UFC social pages. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.


Saturday,Feb. 17 6:30 PM FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW FS1
Sunday,Feb. 18 7:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS FS1 / FOX Deportes
Sunday,Feb. 18 9:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: COWBOY VS. MEDEIROS FS1 / FOX Deportes

*All programs available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83

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