John Gooden and Dan Hardy Call Rare Sunday Fights
LOS ANGELES, CA – UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping (@Bisping) and lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez (@GilbertMelendez) serve as analysts on the FOX Sports desk with host Todd Grisham (@GrishamMMA) for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON VS. TEIXEIRA on Sunday, May 28. Reporter Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) interviews fighters on-site in Sweden.
Retired welterweight contender Dan Hardy (@DanHardymma) joins blow-by-blow announcer John Gooden (@JohnGoodenUK) to call the fights live from Sweden. UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum (@KelvinGastelum) and Victor Davila (@mastervic10) call the Spanish language telecast on FOX Deportes.
The five-round headliner features No. 1-ranked light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson (17-4) versus No. 2 Glover Teixeira (26-5) in an explosive showdown. FOX UFC analyst Brian Stann, warns against forgetting Gustafsson despite the fact he has not entered the Octagon since last September. “Gustafsson has beautiful footwork, excellent range and great combinations. A lot of people expect Teixeira to be the better wrestler, but Gustafsson takes down everyone he fights including Shogun Rua and Jon Jones. The light heavyweight division has been waiting for a new contender, and people have forgotten how good Gustafsson is.” Watch the extended preview from last week’s FS1 UFC 211 POSTFIGHT SHOW here.
The three-hour main card begins Sunday on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 1:00 PM ET and features five more exciting fights. No. 5-ranked light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir (13-1) fights No. 7 Misha Cirkunov (13-2), while Peter Sobotta (16-5-1) and Ben Saunders (21-7-2) square off in a welterweight bout. Undefeated Abdul Razak Alhassan (7-0) fights Omari Akhmedov (16-3) at 170 pounds, while welterweights Oliver Enkamp (7-0) and Nordine Taleb (11-4) go to battle. Jake Hermansson (14-3) and Alex Nicholson (7-3) open the main card with a middleweight bout.
The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS are on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 11:00 AM ET, with four bouts. No. 12-ranked bantamweight Pedro Munhoz (13-2, 1NC) and Damian Stasiak (10-3) collide. Trevor Smith (14-7) takes on Chris Camozzi (24-12) at 185 pounds, while Reza Madadi (14-5) fights Joaquim Silva (9-1) in a lightweight tilt. Nico Musoke (13-4, 1NC) and Bojan Velickovic (14-4-1) open the PRELIMS with a welterweight bout.
Sunday’s coverage begins on FS1 at 10:00 AM ET with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW, hosted by Grisham with analysts Bisping and Melendez, and reporter Olivi. The action wraps up after immediately following the main event with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW. The FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW takes place on Saturday, May 27 (9:00 AM ET) on FS2 with the same studio crew.
On Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET on FS1, UFC TONIGHT’s Kenny Florian and guest host Bisping preview Sunday’s FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT and interview Gustafsson.
UFC fighters give a behind-the-scenes look at their fight week on PROcast, all-access content on the FOX Sports PROcast and FOX UFC social pages. On the popular FOXSports.com podcast “Fight Society,” host Damon Martin previews the fight card and interviews Cirkunov and Saunders about their fights. The podcast is available on iTunes and Soundcloud. FOXSports.com will be covering all of the fight action with a blend of trending news, results, and real-time highlights. Follow @UFConFOX on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all updates throughout the #UFCStockholm fights this Sunday.
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 on 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||UFC TONIGHT||FS1|
|9:00 AM||FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW||FS2|
|10:00 AM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
|11:00 AM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS||FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|1:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON VS. TEIXEIRA||FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|4:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
*All programs available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83