Former Champion Tate and Florian Serve As FS1 Desk Analysts
LOS ANGELES, CA – UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (@DC_MMA) joins analyst Joe Rogan (@JoeRogan) and blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) to call UFC 208: HOLM VS. DE RANDAMIE on Saturday, Feb. 11 live from the Brooklyn. UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal (@GamebredFighter), Mario Delgado (@mariodelgadorzm) and Victor Davila (@mastervic10) are the Spanish language broadcast team on FOX Deportes.
In addition, former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) and retired UFC contender Kenny Florian (@KennyFlorian) work as desk analysts with host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) for the FS1 UFC 208 WEIGH-IN, PREFIGHT and POSTFIGHT SHOWS from FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studios. Reporter Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) interviews fighters on-site in Brooklyn.
UFC 208: HOLM VS. DE RANDAMIE is headlined by Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie in a battle to become the promotion’s first female world champion at 145 pounds. This five-round featherweight championship bout pits two of combat sports’ greatest strikers against each other, with three-division world boxing champion Holm squaring off with three-division Muay Thai champion de Randamie.
Cormier believes the main event is a must-watch striking duel: “Germaine de Randamie is one of the most aggressive strikers I’ve seen in all fighting. She’s tough, durable and hits very hard. But she’s going to have to set traps for Holly, because Holly has the ability with her boxing footwork to make you look silly. I believe this is the highest level of striking you can get in all the UFC.” Watch Cormier’s UFC 208 preview from last Saturday’s FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW here.
The two-hour UFC 208 PRELIMS on FS1 and FOX Deportes begin at 8:00 PM ET and feature four exciting bouts. Randy Brown (9-1) faces Belal Muhammad (10-2) in a welterweight fight. The No. 5-ranked flyweight Wilson Reis (21-6) tangles with Ulka Sasaki (19-3-2), while lightweights Nik Lentz (29-7-2, 1NC) and Islam Makhachev (11-1) lock horns. The No. 6-ranked Ian McCall (13-5-1) and undefeated Jarred Brooks (11-0) open the PRELIMS with a flyweight bout.
Saturday’s coverage begins on FS1 (6:30 PM ET) with a special 90-minute FS1 UFC 208 PREFIGHT SHOW hosted by Bryant, with analysts Tate and Florian. The action wraps up after the main event with the FS1 UFC 208 POSTFIGHT SHOW. The FS1 UFC 208 WEIGH-IN SHOW takes place on Friday, Feb. 10 (6:00 PM ET) on FS1 with the same studio crew.
On Wednesday (8:00 PM ET, FS2), UFC TONIGHT hosts Cormier, Florian and guest host Tate preview UFC 208 and interview Holm and legend Anderson Silva about his co-main event bout.
Follow @UFConFOX on Twitter for live updates throughout the #UFC208 fights this Saturday. Fans can live stream the fights on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The fight is available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.
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FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
|8:00 PM ET||UFC TONIGHT||FS2|
|6:00 PM ET||FS1 UFC 208 WEIGH-IN SHOW||FS1|
|Saturday, Feb. 11||6:30 PM ET||FS1 UFC 208 PREFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
|Saturday, Feb. 11||8:00 PM ET||FS1 UFC 208 PRELIMS||FS1|
|Saturday, Feb. 11||1:00 AM ET||FS1 UFC 208 POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
*All programs also available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83.