Retired Contenders Florian and Edwards Serve as FS1 Desk Analysts
LOS ANGELES, CA – Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz) joins analyst Joe Rogan (@JoeRogan) and blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) to call UFC 210: CORMIER VS. JOHNSON 2 on Saturday, April 8 live from Buffalo, N.Y. Santiago Ponzinibbio (@SPonzinibbioMMA), Mario Delgado (@mariodelgadorzm), and Victor Davila (@mastervic10) have the call in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
In addition, retired UFC contenders Kenny Florian (@KennyFlorian) and Yves Edwards (@thugjitsumaster) work as desk analysts with host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) for the FS1 UFC 210 WEIGH-IN, PREFIGHT and POSTFIGHT SHOWS from FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studios. Reporter Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) interviews fighters on-site.
One of the most highly anticipated rematches in UFC light heavyweight history takes place when the Octagon touches down in Buffalo, N.Y. for the first time in more than 20 years, as champion Daniel Cormier (18-1) defends his belt against No. 1 contender Anthony Johnson (22-5).
Edwards believes the Cormier and Johnson headliner could be an even closer battle than the last time they met, when Cormier won by third-round submission after getting rocked early by Johnson: “Cormier is comfortable throwing these takedowns at you and chain-wrestling to get a guy down. If Johnson has worked on his takedown defense and he ups his cardio, this fight is going to be a lot more exciting than it was the first time around.” Watch the UFC 210 preview from the most recent FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW here.
The two-hour, four-bout UFC 210 PRELIMS on FS1 and FOX Deportes begin at 8:00 PM ET. Myles Jury (15-2) squares off with Mike De La Torre (14-6, 1 NC) in a featherweight fight, while the No. 11-ranked welterweight Kamaru Usman (9-1) faces Sean Strickland (18-1) in a welterweight battle. Undefeated featherweight Shane Burgos (8-0) and Charles Rosa (11-2) go toe-to-toe. No.12 Patrick Cummins (8-4) and No. 12 Jan Blachowicz (19-6) open the PRELIMS in the light heavyweight division.
Saturday’s coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET on FS1 with the FS1 UFC 210 PREFIGHT SHOW hosted by Bryant, with analysts Florian and Edwards. The action wraps up after the main event with the FS1 UFC 210 POSTFIGHT SHOW. The FS1 UFC 210 WEIGH-IN SHOW takes place on Friday, April 7 at 4:00 PM ET on FS1 with the same studio crew.
FOXSports.com features UFC 210 preview articles leading up to the fight, and senior UFC writer Damon Martin interviews Cormier and Johnson about their title bout on FOX Sports’ popular podcast “Fight Society.” Martin also catches up with Gegard Mousasi, Will Brooks, and Patrick Cote about their main card fights. The podcast is available on iTunes and Soundcloud. Follow @UFConFOX on Facebook and Twitter to get a look at fight week and throughout the #UFC210 fights Saturday.
Viewers can live stream the UFC shows on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The shows are 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.
Following UFC 210, the Octagon heads to Kansas City for FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT: JOHNSON VS. REIS on FOX, Saturday, April 15. To preview that event, FOX airs the Michelle Waterson documentary FIGHT MOM on Saturday, April 8 (12:00 PM ET) and UFC’S ROAD TO THE OCTAGON on Sunday, April 9 (12:00 PM ET).
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FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
|4:00 PM||FS1 UFC 210 WEIGH-IN SHOW||FS1|
|12:00 PM||FIGHT MOM||FOX|
|7:00 PM||FS1 UFC 210 PREFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
|8:00 PM||FS1 UFC 210 PRELIMS||FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|1:00 AM||FS1 UFC 210 POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
|12:00 PM||UFC’S ROAD TO THE OCTAGON:
JOHNSON VS. REIS
*All programs also available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83.