LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, FOX Sports announces two current and two former UFC champions anchor broadcast duties for FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER VS. GAETHJE live from Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, April 14 (8:00 PM ET) on FOX and FOX Sports GO. UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz join blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik to call all the fights on FOX. Victor Davila and Marlon Vera have the call in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and former middleweight champion Michael Bisping work as desk analysts alongside FOX host Curt Menefee, and lead UFC host Karyn Bryant on FS1 and FS2. Reporter Megan Olivi reports from Glendale for Friday and Saturday’s coverage.
Two of the lightweight division’s most exciting fighters face off in a Fight of the Year candidate, as No. 5-ranked Dustin Poirier (22-5, 1NC) takes on No. 6 Justin Gaethje (18-1) in the main event of FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT. Both Poirier and Gaethje are coming of Fight of the Night efforts last fall, with Poirier stopping Anthony Pettis in three rounds, while Gaethje engaged in a classic with Eddie Alvarez. Gaethje, a former World Series of Fighting champion, has thrilled UFC fans in his two Octagon bouts. He will have a willing foe in Poirier, a member of the UFC roster since 2011, and winner of six bouts since returning to 155 pounds in 2015.
FOX Sports UFC programming starts on Wednesday, April 11 with UFC TONIGHT airing at a special time, 10:00 PM ET, on FS1 and FOX Sports GO, with host Cormier and guest host Bisping interviewing Poirier and Gaethje about their Saturday headliner. On Friday, April 13 (8:00 PM ET), the UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN SHOW begins with Bryant, Woodley and Bisping discussing the fighters, and Olivi reporting on FS1 and FOX Sports Go. The same crew gets things started on Saturday at 5:00 PM ET with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW on FS2 and FOX Sports GO, previewing the evening’s fights.
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The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS on FOX, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO begin at 6:00 PM ET with four thrilling bouts. Middleweights Tim Boetsch (21-11) and Antonio Carlos Junior (10-2, 1NC) collide. Muslin Salikhov (12-2) and Ricky Rainey (13-4) battle in a welterweight bout. No. 6-ranked flyweight Wilson Reis (22-8) takes on No. 10 John Moraga (18-6), while No. 13 Krzysztof Jotko (19-3) and No. 15 Brad Tavares (16-5) open the PRELIMS with an exciting middleweight scrap.
Saturday’s two-hour main card (FOX, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO, 8:00 PM ET), also features No. 12-ranked welterweight Carlos Condit (30-11) facing Alex Oliveira (17-5). Undefeated middleweight Isreal Adesanya (12-0) and Marvin Vettori (12-3-1) square off. Plus, No. 7 Michelle Waterson (14-6) and No. 10 Cortney Casey (7-5) open the main card with a strawweight bout.
Saturday’s action wraps up with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW on FS2.
Leading up to their fights, UFC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on FOX Sports PROcast and the FOX UFC social pages. All programs are on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.
FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
|Wednesday, April 11||10:00 PM||UFC TONIGHT||FS1|
|Friday,April 13||8:00 PM||FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW||FS1|
|Saturday,April 14||5:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW||FS2|
|Saturday,April 14||6:00 PM||FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS||FOX / FOX Deportes|
|Saturday,April 14||8:00 PM||FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER VS. GAETHJE||FOX / FOX Deportes|
|Saturday,April 14||10:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS2|
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