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FOX NASCAR at MONSTER ENERGY ALL-STAR RACE at Charlotte Motor Speedway Quotes & Programming Schedule

MONSTER ENERGY ALL-STAR RACE, MONSTER ENERGY OPEN & NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES Live on FS1 under the Lights
Key Players Larry McReynolds & Mike Joy Recall 1992 “One Hot Night”
25 Years Later

CHARLOTTE, NC – It’s all about the trophy and the $1 million winner’s bonus in this weekend’s MONSTER ENERGY ALL-STAR RACE at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the iconic 1992 race dubbed “One Hot Night” this year.

FOX Sports is set to offer 16 hours of live action from the 1.5-mile circuit, which, in 1992, became the first superspeedway to light the entire track. Included are FS1’s live race coverage of the MONSTER ENERGY ALL-STAR RACE (Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 PM ET), the MONSTER ENERGY OPEN last-chance qualifier (Saturday, May 20 at 6:00 PM ET) and the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES (Friday, May 19 at 8:30 PM ET).

ARCA RACING SERIES:
Stock car action continues on Sunday from Ohio, when FS1 offers a delayed broadcast of the ARCA RACING SERIES race from Toledo Speedway at 5:00 PM ET.

NASCAR RACE HUB:
During the week, FS1’s NASCAR RACE HUB, NASCAR’s most-watched daily news and information program, continues Mondays through Thursdays at 6:00 PM ET. On Wednesday, May 17, Clint Bowyer is in-studio as a driver analyst. On Thursday, May 18, FOX NASCAR analysts Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Hammond join the show. Also airing on Thursday’s Hub is a special feature on the 1992 NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE that includes interviews recorded at a recent Charlotte Motor Speedway dinner with key players from the ’92 race. Included are Larry McReynolds (led Davey Allison to victory as crew chief), Mike Joy (called the race for TNN), Kyle Petty (battled for the win at the finish), Michael Waltrip (won the Winston Open preceding the main event) and Robin Pemberton (Petty’s crew chief). During the evening, the group reflected on the night and relived their roles in the iconic event.

Also on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 PM ET, FOX NASCAR offers a special Facebook Live red carpet show from Sherry Pollex and Martin Truex Jr.’s Catwalk for a Cause in Charlotte. Kaitlyn Vincie reports during the live stream.

MONSTER ENERGY ALL-STAR RACE:
It wasn’t the race that put NASCAR on the map, but the 1992 MONSTER ENERGY ALL-STAR RACE (then-The Winston) was the one that truly put it under the lights and in the history books.

With pressure mounting on Charlotte Motor Speedway President Humpy Wheeler to maintain the non-points race’s relevance, the innovative promoter pulled off what many said couldn’t be done — lighting a 1.5-mile track for a night race. The spectacle that unfolded in front of 130,000 fans, the largest-ever live audience to see a primetime sporting event, became one for the ages on May 16, 1992, as young guns Allison and Petty crashed after crossing the finish line. Wheeler’s enormous gamble, coupled with a unique field inversion format and riveting finish, catapulted the 1992 race into NASCAR history and validated the “One Hot Night” moniker given the race in the weeks preceding it.

Below are McReynolds’ and Joy’s recollections of that night, in addition to the complete FOX Sports programming schedule from Charlotte:

MONSTER ENERGY ALL-STAR RACE

  • Date/Time: Saturday, May 20 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Network: FS1
  • Announcers: Mike Joy, Hall of Famer and three-time champion Darrell Waltrip, four-time champ Jeff Gordon and Larry McReynolds
  • Pit reporters: Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum
  • Hosts: Chris Myers and Michael Waltrip
  • Pre-race:
    • NASCAR RACEDAY (7:30 PM ET on FS1), hosted by Chris Myers with analysts Darrell Waltrip and Gordon; reporters Little, Welch and Yocum
  • Format: 70 laps – an ode to the 1992 race, dubbed “One Hot Night,” with three 20-lap segments, followed by a final 10-lap shootout

MONSTER ENERGY OPEN

  • Date/Time: Saturday, May 20 (6:00 PM ET)
  • Network: FS1
  • Announcers: Mike Joy, Hall of Famer and three-time champion Darrell Waltrip, four-time champ Jeff Gordon and Larry McReynolds
  • Pit reporters: Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum
  • Hosts: Chris Myers and Michael Waltrip
  • Format: 50 laps in three stages – 20 laps, 20 laps and 10 laps. The winner of each stage advances to the Monster Energy All-Star Race, as does the winner of the Fan Vote.
  • Pre-race:
    • NASCAR RACEDAY (5:30 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Myers and Waltrip; reporters Little, Welch and Yocum

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES

  • Date/Time: Friday, May 19 (8:30 PM ET)
  • Network: FS1
  • Announcers: Vince Welch, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip
  • Pit reporters: Hermie Sadler and Kaitlyn Vincie
  • Pre-race: NCWTS SETUP (8:00 PM ET on FS1); hosted by John Roberts with analyst Todd Bodine; reporters Sadler and Vincie
    • NCWTS SETUP includes: a sit-down feature with Austin Cindric, who graduates from high school this week; a look back at the Kansas race, won by Kyle Busch after Ben Rhodes dominated; and a flashback to Matt Crafton’s 2016 win at Charlotte.

FOX NASCAR QUOTES

How significant was the 1992 MONSTER ENERGY ALL-STAR RACE to the future of NASCAR?
“Seeing so large a speedway dazzle in the glow of all those lights made the ’92 Winston a ‘first-time’ event that would never be forgotten. An hour after it was over, the lights were still blazing, and the grandstand still held a large crowd. Seven-time champion Richard Petty looked up at the crowd from the garage area and said to TNN’s Glenn Jarrett, ‘Why are all these folks still here? Do they think we are going to go back out there and do this again?’”
–Mike Joy

What precipitated the move to light Charlotte Motor Speedway? What was the race lacking prior to 1992?
“There were a lot of races in that area in a short amount of time. The traditional NASCAR race was 500 miles or 500 laps, and it was a little difficult to get the fans to go for the idea of seeing the same stars in a short race. The format, even with a lot of money at stake, maybe just didn’t seem compelling enough for fans who were used to getting 500 miles or 500 laps of entertainment for their ticket.”
–Mike Joy

You joined Roberts Yates Racing and driver Davey Allison at the beginning of the 1991 season. How did that come about and how well did you and Davey click in the beginning?
“Davey had been trying to get me to go over there and work with him for a couple of years, but I wouldn’t leave the No. 26 car that I had been with since the beginning. Finally, Robert and Davey convinced me to move. There was no question, from the very beginning, how great the chemistry between Davey and I was. It didn’t take me long to realize that if we just dotted our I’s and crossed our T’s, with Davey’s talent and knowledge of the race car, we could win a lot of races and battle for some championships. Davey made my job pretty easy because his father, Bobby, made him work on his race cars growing up. He was smart and always thinking about we could do to improve. He was still climbing to the pinnacle of his career, and he was spot-on every week.”
–Larry McReynolds

How strong was your car in the 1992 MONSTER ENERGY ALL-STAR RACE?
“All our cars at the No. 28 team had names, and that one was James Bond 007. It was our mile-and-a-half track car, and we were in contention to win with it or won every time we took it. It was the same car we won the 1991 All-Star Race with and came back the next weekend and won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte with. In 1992, the series sponsor, Winston, had a bonus called the Winston Million. If you won three of the big four races – the Daytona 500, the Winston 500 at Talladega, the Coke 600 and the Southern 500 at Darlington – they paid a $1 million bonus. We already had won the Daytona 500 and the Winston 500, so we only had one race to go. We debated about taking that car to the All-Star Race because we knew the 600 was the next week. However, it didn’t take Robert, Davey and me but 15 seconds to decide that the next race – the All-Star Race – was the most important one, and what better test session for the Coke 600 than to run that car the week before. All our cars were fast but that one had something special.”
–Larry McReynolds

How do you recall the final few laps of the 1992 race?
“It didn’t take me long into that final segment to figure out that we probably weren’t going to win the race. We had gotten a little bit off on our chassis adjustments, but it was part of building the notebook that we were trying to create for racing under the lights at Charlotte because we didn’t have a previous notebook for that. It was our first race under the lights and in the evening at Charlotte. The car was too tight, particularly in traffic. When we got to the white flag, we were third, so I had accepted the fact we were going to finish third and Kyle Petty and Dale Earnhardt were going to battle for the win. Back then, we didn’t have mammoth pit boxes back like teams do now. I’d stand in the pit box with one foot up on the pit wall. Roman Pemberton, one of our crew members, had flipped a trash can upside down and was standing on top of it. They took the white flag and, all of a sudden, the crowd started going crazy. I started thinking about Kyle Petty and Dale Earnhardt running first and second, wondering if they had taken each other out or wrecked. Maybe we could win. Then all of a sudden, I saw Roman, whose eyes were as big as saucers, and I knew something was going on. I started looking toward turn 4 and saw Davey coming out beside Kyle and knew immediately who would win that drag race. It would be the guy with the Robert Yates horsepower (Allison). Lo and behold, we won the race. The funny thing about our season leading up to the race was that we were going through a bit of a cycle in which we would win the race one week and wreck the next week. That night, we figured out how to do both in the same night.”
–Larry McReynolds

How badly was Davey hurt in that wreck at the checkered flag?
“He was hurt a lot worse than we originally thought. You could do things back then that you wouldn’t dare do now during a race. When the car hit the wall and spun, almost hitting the pace car in turn 1, we all ran down there. I got to the car and was looking at Davey through the windshield. He was slumped over and knocked out. It was quite scary. Eventually, he started coming to a bit, so I gave him a thumbs-up and he gave me a half thumbs-up. But the racer in me started coming out. I was focused on Davey but kept one eye on the scoreboard, which had Kyle Petty’s No. 42 car as first and our No. 28 in second. I’d look back and forth between the scoreboard and Davey and thought, ‘Damn, I know we won this race.’ Then, all of a sudden, they flipped the numbers, so my focus then solely went to Davey. They cut the roof off and put him in the ambulance. Bobby (Allison, father) and I got in the ambulance with him to ride to the infield care center. He would say, ‘So, now, what happened?’ I’d say, ‘Well, we wrecked, but we won the race.’ He’d say, ‘You’re kidding me.’ Then, a few seconds later, he’d say, ‘So, what happened?’ He must have asked me that 10 times on that short ride to the infield care center. There was no question he had a pretty severe concussion. They flew him to the hospital, and my wife, Linda, and I went straight to the hospital.”
–Larry McReynolds

Neither you nor the car went to Victory Lane, correct?
“I didn’t even go to Victory Lane. Humpy Wheeler (then-Charlotte Motor Speedway president) and the group at Charlotte really wanted the car and the team in Victory Lane because it was a really big night for the track. The stands were full. It was a watershed moment for the sport. Humpy was convinced he was going to take the car to Victory Lane. I wasn’t down there because I was at the care center, but it was my understanding that Robert (Yates, car owner) threatened the wrecker driver, telling him that he didn’t want to celebrate a win without the driver. Finally, the officials at Charlotte and Robert compromised a bit. Robert, Carolyn (Yates) and a few of the crew members went to Victory Lane. But if you look at the pictures, nobody was smiling. They got their pictures with the trophy and with RJR. I won 23 Cup races and two All-Star Races, but that was the only time I was part of winning a race and didn’t even consider going to Victory Lane.”
–Larry McReynolds

How bold of an idea was it to light a superspeedway like Charlotte in 1992?
“Most people in the sport thought it couldn’t be done successfully — to have enough light so that the drivers could see and the fans could see, but there wouldn’t be glare in everybody’s eyes, including the competitors’. It was a daunting task to come up with major-league-stadium-level lighting that didn’t somewhere, somehow, shine in everybody’s eyes. But the folks at MUSCO figured out a way, with their mirror system, and pulled it off to the surprise, I think, of just about everybody.”
–Mike Joy

What were the safety concerns of drivers going into the race with regard to the lighting?
“The last time NASCAR had run a night race on a track a mile or longer was the Raleigh (N.C.) Fairgrounds in 1971. That was a flat dirt track with horse-track-level lighting. To be able to run a race with the track lit sufficiently on a mile-and-a-half superspeedway, everyone was hopeful, but I know everyone was skeptical.”
–Mike Joy

FOX NASCAR AT MONSTER ENERGY ALL-STAR RACE
PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
(All times live/Eastern unless otherwise indicated & subject to change)

Friday, May 19
MONSTER ENERGY ALL-STAR RACE practice (1:00-2:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (2:30-3:00 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY OPEN practice (3:00-4:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES qualifying (4:30-6:00 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY ALL-STAR RACE qualifying (6:00-8:00 PM) (FS1)
NCWTS SETUP (8:00-8:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES racing (8:30-11:00 PM) (FS1)

Saturday, May 20
NASCAR RACEDAY (4:00-4:30 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY OPEN qualifying (4:30-5:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACEDAY: MONSTER ENERGY OPEN (5:30-6:00 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY OPEN (6:00-7:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACEDAY: ALL-STAR RACE (7:30-8:00 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY ALL-STAR RACE (8:00-10:00 PM) (FS1)

Sunday, May 21
ARCA RACING SERIES racing (Toledo Speedway) (5:00-7:00 PM) (FS1) (delayed)

Brian Stann at UFC 205

POSTFIGHT Quotes – Stann Analyzes Miocic’s Title Defense

Woodley on Jedrzejczyk’s title defense: “Andrade had no answer for Joanna’s straight jab and cross. Joanna showed she was a true champion tonight.”
Stann on Alvarez vs. Poirier: “Those were illegal moves. That should be a disqualification for Alvarez and a win for Poirier. What makes me upset is that we continue to have controversy over these rules. We have to fix this.”

LOS ANGELES, CA – The following quotes and videos are from tonight’s FS1 UFC 211 POSTFIGHT SHOW on FS1 hosted by Karyn Bryant, with Brian Stann and Tyron Woodley providing analysis. Megan Olivi conducted interviews.

FOX UFC analyst Tyron Woodley on Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos: “Stipe was very patient tonight. He used his kicks to back up Dos Santos. And he put Dos Santos’ back against the Octagon. That’s where he found the opening, landed the punch and ended it.”

FOX UFC analyst Brian Stann on Miocic: “He looked absolutely fantastic. He has next level confidence. I think he’s at a different level. He believes it now. He knows how good he can be. He’s more accurate. It’s all starting to come together. When there was an opening, bam, he hit it.”

Woodley on what’s changed with Miocic: “Stipe has more confidence now. The first time he fought Dos Santos, he lost. He went back to the drawing board. This time he was patient. He slowly went after him and hunted him down.”

Stann on who is next for Miocic: “We know Francis Ngannou is coming up fast. He’s young. He can be a threat. I just don’t want to see him pushed to quickly yet. Stipe will want to take him down. I think we can see Stipe here for some time. I think he can go down on as the best heavyweight ever.”

Woodley on Miocic’s future: “He’s a better version of Cain Velasquez. He’ll be champ for a long time.”

Stipe Miocic on his improved hand speed and accuracy: “It’s my coaches. We drill it over and over. They put in so much time and effort. We look at so much film. They put in as much effort as I do.”

Miocic on if he was anticipating Dos Santos to lower his hands: “Yeah, he did it last fight too. He was trying to be elusive. I caught him with the first punch and he didn’t like it and I doubled up on it and got him.”

Miocic who’s on next: “I don’t care. I don’t pick my fights. I just want to go home and relax a little bit.”

Miocic on if he got hurt at all in the fight: “He got me with a few kicks. I checked the last one and he didn’t like that.”

VIDEO: Interview: Miocic on his title defense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PenQSCsID3Q

VIDEO: Highlights: Miocic vs. Dos Santos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH7OuSGT4nY

Woodley on Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade: “The fastest way between two points is a straight line. Andrade had no answer to Joanna’s straight jab and cross. Joanna showed she was a true champion and is consistently creative in the Octagon.”

Stann on Jedrzejczyk’s dominance: “She might be one of the best strikers we’ve ever seen in the Octagon. I’ll put her against anyone. If she faces Rose Namajunas next, Rose is very young in this game. She doesn’t have ten fights yet. But Rose has developed one of the best jabs and she’s now controlling the range. And if she can use her footwork and not be there when Joanna’s jab comes out, she might make it a fight.”

Woodley on Jedrzejczyk’s technique: “She was throwing her jab, then she’d back away. Then as she was getting followed, she would put a jab back out and make her opponent run into it and just land on their own sword.”

Joanna Jedrzejczyk on if she was happy with her performance: “Yes this was one of the best fights I’ve ever done. I’m 14 – 0 in MMA now. My striking is on a good level. My wrestling and jiu-jitsu is getting better. I train with the best in the world at American Top Team. I’m very happy.”

Jedrzejczyk on who’s next: “That’s my question to you. Who’s next?”

VIDEO: Highlights: Jedrzejczyk vs. Andrade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoiaJzWZRCI

VIDEO: Interview: Jedrzejczyk is ‘very happy’ after title fight vs. Jessica Andrade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36_Fw2HzlVc

Woodley on Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal: “This fight surprised me. The way he got to the takedown is very unconventional. Jorge had some success with his kicks. But when Maia got to the position, there was no answer for it and he got the victory.”

Stann on what makes Maia so good: “Once Maia got Masvidal down, there was no escape. What he does is brilliant and he’s doing this against the best in the world. This isn’t just jiu-jitsu. This is mixed martial arts grappling and people think they can handle him and then they can’t.”

Demian Maia on Masvidal: “He was so tough. I didn’t expect it. He was dangerous. I was able to control the distance and get him down.”

Maia to Woodley on a title fight next: “I hope you give me the chance next.”

Woodley to Maia: “As we say at Roufusport: ‘They think they want us, but they don’t.’”

VIDEO: Highlights: Maia vs. Masvidal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5aboj9faMs

UFC president Dana White on Stipe Miocic’s victory: “I thought Junior Dos Santos looked very good leading into the fight and Stipe absolutely crushed him and made it look easy. He looks unbelievable and keeps getting better.”

White on Jedrzejczyk’s title defense: “It was like surgery in there. She completely picked her apart. She fought a perfect fight. But there’s always someone to challenge her and come up next. We’ll see who’s next.”

VIDEO: Dana White on Miocic’s quick win, Jedrzejczyk’s title defense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwDFio9lLds

VIDEO: Highlights: Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez Ends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND66ui1hMOU

Stann on Alvarez vs. Poirier and the current rules: “Those were illegal moves. That should be a disqualification for Alvarez and a win for Poirier. Here’s the frustration. We set new rules, but we rarely use them. We go to different cities every week and the fighters have no idea what knees are allowed or what point scores we’re going by. I was in Brazil and it was a mixture of the old and new rules. Come on. We’re better than this. Decide on rules and go with them, so the athletes and referees know them. Get the rules right. What makes me upset is that we continue to have controversy over these rules. We have to fix this.”

VIDEO: Highlights: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqUCr07e_tw

Kenny Florian

UFC TONIGHT Quotes – Florian Picks Miocic at UFC 211

Miocic on his motivation to win: “I’m fighting the last guy who beat me. The last time I lost it was to him. I want to get it back.”

LOS ANGELES, CA – On UFC TONIGHT, hosts Kenny Florian and Daniel Cormier preview this weekend’s UFC 211 and interview champion Stipe Miocic, challenger Junior Dos Santos and strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk before their title fights. Plus, Karyn Bryant adds reports.

UFC TONIGHT host Daniel Cormier responds to Jon Jones’ recent tweet: “What is he talking about? The champ is here? The champ is right here in Los Angeles in this chair. He lost the belt when he ran that pregnant lady over and when he tested positive for steroids. You’re no champion. Sign the damn contract. Enough with these tweets.”

UFC TONIGHT host Kenny Florian on what Junior Dos Santos needs to do against Stipe Miocic to win the fight: “For Junior, he needs to utilize his boxing and go to the body more. That was very successful for him in the first fight. Stipe got tired in that fight. He’ll also have to be perfect with his takedown defense. The longer it’s a boxing match, the better it is for him. His keys are utilizing his movement. He has to get in and get out without getting taken down. He needs to avoid the traps and not get caught against the cage, and he needs to defend the takedown.”

Cormier on how Dos Santos has improved: “In his last fight against Ben Rothwell, he looked phenomenal. He mixed everything up so much. He had Rothwell lost. He couldn’t find a pattern. I think the training at ATT was paying off. When he goes first, he’s very dangerous.”

Florian on how Miocic should adjust from the first fight with Dos Santos: “For Stipe, I see two things. First is his kicking game. Junior ducks down to throw to the body. Stipe needs to throw that lead kick to the head to counter it. And he has to throw the combos off the break, when he’s in tight.”

Cormier on how Miocic wins the fight: “He was a little overzealous in the first fight with Junior. He kind of wore himself out. You’re the man now, Stipe. There’s no reason to feel overwhelmed. That was his first big fight. He fought well. Now he needs to slow it down. He knows he’s the champ now and should take his time. He’s got to move forward, but be smart and not be overaggressive. He needs to get inside and throw combinations from the clinch. And he should find a takedown to mix up the timing of Dos Santos.”

Florian picks Miocic to defend his title: “I’m picking Stipe. I thought Stipe won the first fight. It was very close, but I think Stipe is the better guy and has learned a lot from the first fight. It’ll be a great fight.”

Stipe Miocic on what’s the biggest difference: “You and Rogan talk about it. The rub. I know I can hang with a man who beat me. I went five rounds with him and took everything he had. I know I can be the champ and hang with anyone.”

Miocic on his motivation to win this fight: “I’m fighting the last guy who beat me. The last time I lost it was to him. I want to get it back. I like winning. I want to be the champ. I like walking out with the belt.”

Miocic on Dos Santos saying he’ll finish him in two rounds: “Good for him. It’s good to be confident. But he knows it’s not going to happen. I guarantee that. He said it last time and it went five rounds. I’m completely different than three years ago. His eyes will be wide open when we get in there and I shut him down.”

Junior Dos Santos on if he got the proper attention with so many ATT fighters fighting at UFC 211: “Yes, I think so. I was looking for this. We have like nine guys fighting on this card. It’s amazing. We did a song for it. From AC/DC: ‘I’m ATT, I’m dynamite.’”

Dos Santos on if he feels this will be his last chance at a title fight: “I’m just 33 years old. I have a lot to give for this sport. I’m very confident I’m going to be champion again. I make my opportunities. I’m going to make it happen.”

Dos Santos on if Stipe is his biggest rival: “I don’t think so. He’s a nice guy. I think my biggest rival is Cain Velasquez. We did the trilogy together. But right now I’m facing the champion of the world and he deserves my attention and my respect, and the way I’m going to show it is by giving him 100 percent of my attention in the Octagon.”

VIDEO: Interview: Junior Dos Santos previews his UFC 211 fight vs. Stipe Miocic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcUkGaIoGo4

Cormier on how Jessica Andrade can beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk: “Andrade needs to put the pressure on her. She needs to throw her punches with conviction. She thinks Joanna has a weak chin. She thinks she can’t defend the takedowns. Andrade needs to move forward. This is a very dangerous opponent for Joanna.”

Florian on what makes Jedrzejczyk dangerous: “What makes her so dangerous is when she throws a combination, she’ll throw four or five punches. Plus, she uses her elbows when she’s in close. She’ll feel the weight on her and throw the elbow. As soon as she feels her opponent moving forward, she’ll use that sharp elbow to punish her.”

Florian picks Jedrzejczyk to defend her title: “I think she’s just a better striker. She’s more experienced and she’s gone five rounds before. I’m picking the champ to stay the champ.”

Joanna Jedrzejczyk on staying the champion: “I’m happy I did this move to American Top Team because I train with the best coaches in the world and have many great sparring partners.”

Jedrzejczyk on if this is the toughest fight yet for her: “I hear that all day long. After the fight, I’ll tell you if she was the toughest opponent. She’s the challenge and my next opponent. There’s no easy fight. I don’t feel the pressure. I work hard every day in the gym. The fight is a pleasure. She’s very strong. She’s won her last three fights. She’s a challenge. She throws looping punches and goes for the high crotch takedowns. But we know that and worked on it.”

Jedrzejczyk on how hard it is being a champion: “That’s the difference. In the UFC, there are 500 fighters, but only 11 champions. Last year was crazy for the other champions, so many lost their titles. It’s easier to become the champion than to defend the belt.”

VIDEO: Joanna Jedrzejczyk previews her UFC 211 fight vs. Jessica Andrade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiIJjqN8GUE

Cormier on the addition of the women’s flyweight division: “The UFC needs main events, so the more divisions, the more champions and you get more main events. But is the level going to be high enough to be UFC quality?”

Cormier on if there should be an interim middleweight title: “I say yes. It’s taking too long for Bisping to fight St-Pierre. Give Romero, Rockhold, Whittaker, Mousasi and other guys a chance to fight each other. That way an interim champion would be waiting for Michael or GSP for a title fight.”

Florian on if McGregor vs. Mayweather happens this year: “There’s way too much money on the line for this fight to not happen. With Floyd’s age, it needs to happen in 2017.”

VIDEO: TUF 26 to launch women’s flyweight division and crown a champion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrmXNI0kTQ4

VIDEO: Michael Johnson, Tyron Woodley, Chris Weidman in Fight Life | PROcast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtmDsiluS3A

For notes, coverage, bios, photography and more, visit the FOX UFC page on FOX Sports Press Pass.

Bayern-Munich

FOX Sports Presents Action-Packed Soccer Weekend on FOX, FS1, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes

Bundesliga on FOX Returns Saturday with RB Leipzig-Bayern Munich

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports presents another action-packed soccer weekend featuring Bundesliga and Major League Soccer across the FOX broadcast network, FS1, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes beginning Saturday, May 13 at 9:00 AM ET.

Saturday’s lineup includes four Bundesliga matches and a special presentation of Multimatch 90:

  • RB Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich (9:25 AM ET, FOX)
  • Ausgburg vs. Borussia Dortmund (9:25 AM ET, FS1)
  • Bayer Leverkusen vs. Koln (9:20 AM ET, FOX Soccer Plus)
  • FC Augsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund (9:00 AM ET, FOX Deportes)
  • Multimatch 90 (9:25 AM ET, FS2)

Kate Abdo anchors Bundesliga studio coverage from Los Angeles alongside analysts Eric Wynalda and Ian Joy beginning at 9:00 AM ET on the FOX broadcast network. Play-by-play announcer John Strong and analyst Stu Holden are on the call for RB Leipzig’s final home game of the season when they battle Bayern Munich.

On Sunday, May 14, MLS takes center stage with a doubleheader beginning at 6:00 PM ET on FS1. In the first showdown, Jesse Marsch’s New York Red Bulls host Curt Onalfo’s Los Angeles Galaxy. JP Dellacamera and Alexi Lalas are on the call live from Red Bull Arena with Katie Witham reporting from the sideline. John Laguna and Mariano Trujillo call the action in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

Following the Red Bulls-Galaxy match, Mark Followill and Eric Wynalda have the call live from Toyota Park at 8:00 PM ET when Oscar Pareja’s FC Dallas battles Patrick Vieira’s New York City FC. Danielle Slaton reports from the sideline. Troy Santiago and Martin Zuñiga have the call in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

FOXSports.com and FOX Soccer on Facebook covers the action with a blend of trending news, scores, stats and real-time highlights. Matches can be live streamed via FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2Go. FOX Sports GO is available on FOXSportsGO.com or on the FOX Sports GO app, which can be downloaded from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. Streaming is also now available on several connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and Xbox One.

All FOX soccer information, including biographies, photographs and archived press releases are available on FOX Sports Press Pass.

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Fully Electric FIA Formula E Championship Returns to FS1 with Monaco ePrix

Formula E is a ‘Statement Series’ Creating a Platform for the Development of Technologies that Can Benefit the World

CHARLOTTE, NC – The fully electric Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Formula E Championship, now in its third season, returns to FS1 on Saturday, May 13 (11:30 AM ET) with versatile motor sports broadcaster Bob Varsha hosting coverage from the Monaco ePrix.

After defending Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi got off to a perfect start to the season, winning the championship’s first three events, the points race got a lot tighter and a little more interesting after Lucas Di Grassi’s bold victory in Mexico City trimmed Buemi’s lead to just five points heading into Monaco.

The 1.097-mile, 12-turn Monaco ePrix circuit is a shortened version of the familiar Grand Prix course, as the Formula E version takes a hard right at Ste Devote rather than carrying on up the hill to Monte Carlo. From here, drivers run along the marina to the Nouvelle Chicane, where they make the hard right to rejoin the GP layout at the chicane at the exit of the tunnel. The remainder of the circuit follows the traditional route around the Swimming Pool, through Rascasse and Antony Noghes and back to the start/finish straight.

Varsha, who will be joined by Martin Haven and Nicki Shields, with analysis from driver Mike Conway, offers insight into where Formula E fits on the motor sports spectrum and what we can look for this weekend from Monaco on FS1:

FOX SPORTS: Monaco – like Le Mans, Daytona and Indianapolis, is synonymous with racing, so how important is it for Formula E to win over this city and its racing-knowledgeable fans long term and does racing in Monaco add to interest in Formula E?

VARSHA: The Formula E mission is to demonstrate the potential of clean electric power in the form of motorsports entertainment in major cities, where emissions-free mobility is most needed. I doubt that people associate Monaco with urban congestion, but the Principality is among a handful of cities that instantly attract worldwide attention, along with places like New York, Paris and Hong Kong, which are all part of the current Formula E schedule, but none of which are synonymous with motor sports. I think Monaco’s 75-year racing history, and Prince Albert’s activism when it comes to the environment, give the series added credibility and exposure.

FOX SPORTS: Well into its third season, where does the Formula E Championship stand in the racing world; what is left to do?

VARSHA: I like to call Formula E a “statement series,” in that the FIA and series founder Alejandro Agag are opening the sport to new audiences, while at the same time creating a platform for the development of technologies that can benefit our world. Racing has always pushed the boundaries of automotive performance and safety, and that is what Formula E is doing with clean power generation, motors and battery capability. There are skeptics out there, but I have yet to meet a real racer who isn’t curious about Formula E. And I think the fact that nine car manufacturers will field factory or factory-supported teams for season four, most recently BMW, while companies like Mercedes and Ferrari are looking closely at joining, speaks volumes.

FOX SPORTS: What are the two or three biggest storylines heading into Monaco?

VARSHA: The biggest storyline coming in is the astonishing twist in the championship battle in the last race at Mexico City, where Lucas di Grassi and Audi Sport Team Abt did the impossible, managing their available power to go from back to front to win. Meanwhile, Sebastien Buemi of Renault-e.dams, winner of the first three races of the season, struggled and watched his 29-point lead in the standings cut to just 5 by di Grassi. Game on! Monaco returns to the series calendar this year after a wild and crazy debut in season one, and then a hiatus in season two. So we’ll see whether the action will be as dramatic as it was last time around these famous streets.

For more FOX Sports news and information, please visit FOX Sports Press Pass. To follow the FIA Formula E Championship on Twitter: @FIAFormulaE and #FEonFOX.

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Tony Gonzalez Joins FOX Sports as Studio Analyst for 2017 NFL Season

NEW YORK, NY – A presumptive lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Tony Gonzalez joins FOX Sports as a studio analyst beginning with the 2017 season. Gonzalez will be a fixture on FOX NFL KICKOFF, FOX’s hour-long NFL pregame show preceding FOX NFL SUNDAY, airing each Sunday at 11:00 AM ET during the NFL season. The announcement was made today by John Entz, President of Production & Executive Producer, FOX Sports.

Gonzalez offers a fresh perspective and insightful analysis, drawing on his 17-year NFL playing career, where he established himself as one of the greatest tight ends in the history of the game. Following his retirement after the 2013 NFL season, Gonzalez took his talents to television, appearing as a regular studio analyst on “The NFL Today” (2014-16), and contributing to other NFL related programming on CBS.

“Tony is an impressive talent with an infectious personality, and is the perfect addition to our FOX NFL KICKOFF show,” said Entz. “He brings a unique outlook that will really round out the table.”

“I can’t wait for this upcoming season to get underway and begin working with the FOX Sports family,” said Gonzalez. “It’s a great opportunity for me to continue sharing my passion for the game while remaining close to home.”

A two-sport athlete at the University of California, Berkeley, Gonzalez chose a career in football over basketball after he was recognized as a consensus All-American tight end and named to the All-Pac-10 first team in 1996. After being drafted 13th overall in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, Gonzalez embarked on an illustrious 17- year career with the Chiefs (1997-08) and Atlanta Falcons (2009-13).

A 14-time Pro Bowl selection, including 10 consecutive selections from 1999-08, Gonzalez currently holds the NFL record for touchdown receptions (111) and total receiving yards (15,127) by a tight end. He also finished his career second all-time in receptions with 1,325 while earning first-team All-Pro honors an impressive six times and was named first-team tight end on the 2000’s All-Decade Team. Gonzalez also holds a multitude of Chiefs franchise records, including in the categories of career receiving yards, career receiving touchdowns, career yards from scrimmage, receptions in a season, and seasons with 1,000 receiving yards.

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FOX NASCAR at Kansas Speedway Quotes & Programming Schedule

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES & NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES Races Live from Kansas under the Lights

CHARLOTTE, NC – NASCAR celebrates Mother’s Day this weekend at Kansas Speedway, with FOX Sports set to offer more than 14 hours of live action from the 1.5-mile circuit. Included are FS1’s live race coverage of the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES (Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 PM ET) and the return of the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES (Friday, May 12 at 8:30 PM ET) for the first time since April 1 at Martinsville Speedway.

During the week, FS1’s NASCAR RACE HUB, NASCAR’s most-watched daily news and information program, continues Mondays through Thursdays at 6:00 PM ET. Additionally, the NASCAR RACE HUB PODCAST launched recently and is available on iTunes, SoundCloud and Google Play Music.

SPORTS EMMY AWARDS: On Tuesday evening, FOX NASCAR won two Sports Emmy Awards at the 38th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York. For the second consecutive year, FOX Sports took the award for Outstanding Social TV Experience, this time for 100,000 CAMERAS: THE DAYTONA 500, which was produced by FS1 and NASCAR Productions. FOX Sports also took honors for Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement: Daytona 500 – Daytona Day to open the 2016 season.

Below are programming information and quotes from FOX NASCAR analyst Jeff Hammond.

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES

  • Date/Time: Saturday, May 13 (7:30 PM ET)
  • Network: FS1
  • Announcers: Mike Joy, Hall of Famer and three-time champion Darrell Waltrip, four-time champ Jeff Gordon and Larry McReynolds
  • Pit reporters: Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum
  • Hosts: Chris Myers and Michael Waltrip
  • Pre-race:
    • NASCAR RACEDAY (7:00 PM ET on FS1), hosted by Chris Myers with analysts Darrell Waltrip and Gordon; reporters Little, Welch and Yocum

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES

  • Date/Time: Friday, May 12 (8:30 PM ET)
  • Network: FS1
  • Announcers: Vince Welch, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip
  • Pit reporters: Hermie Sadler and Kaitlyn Vincie
  • Pre-race: NCWTS SETUP (7:00 PM ET on FS1); hosted by John Roberts with analyst Todd Bodine; reporters Sadler and Vincie
    • NCWTS SETUP features a sit-down interview with Timothy Peters and crew chief Chad Kendrick regarding their relationship on and off the track
  • Post-race: 11:00-11:30 PM ET on FS1

FOX NASCAR QUOTES

On the significance of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s win for him and for Roush Fenway Racing:
“So many things are coming together for this young man; it just took a while to get there. The cool thing about it – Jack Roush never quit on Ricky, and Ricky never quit on Jack. The whole organization received a huge shot in the arm with his Talladega win. That’s the kind of exhilaration and win that really could make the difference not only in Ricky’s season but in his career.”
–Jeff Hammond, FOX NASCAR analyst and former crew chief

On the potential of Martin Truex Jr. to gain ground on Kyle Larson in the point standings in the next couple of races at intermediate tracks:
“If Kyle Larson has a little bit of bad luck and Martin Truex Jr. gets on a roll like we’ve seen him do in the past at the intermediate tracks, he can gobble up those points in the next two races and challenge for the regular season championship. Several things could change in the back (of the top 16) in the same way. Ryan Blaney could get back on a hot streak, score some points and get himself back up in the standings.”
–Jeff Hammond, FOX NASCAR analyst and former crew chief

On the potential number of winners at the conclusion of the regular season:
“If you go down the list of potential winners, you’re looking at as many as 16. Kevin Harvick is going to win. I believe Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Chase Elliott will win before the year is over. AJ Allmendinger likely will win a race, as will Austin Dillon, in addition to the usual suspects. We could have 16 winners and possibly have someone not make the playoffs who actually won a race. It could be based on points to get into the playoffs instead of simply wins.”
–Jeff Hammond, FOX NASCAR analyst and former crew chief

FOX NASCAR AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
(All times live/Eastern unless otherwise indicated & subject to change)

Friday, May 12
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (11:30 AM-12:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (12:30-1:30 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES final practice (1:30-3:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES qualifying (4:30-6:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (6:00-6:30 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES qualifying (6:30-8:00 PM) (FS1)
NCWTS SETUP (8:00-8:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES racing (8:30-11:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES post-race (11:00-11:30 PM) (FS1)

Saturday, May 13
NASCAR RACEDAY (7:00-7:30 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES racing (7:30-11:00 PM) (FS1)

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FOX Sports Welcomes German Soccer Legend Lothar Matthäus for FIFA Confederations Cup

LOS ANGELES, CA – German soccer legend Lothar Matthäus joins FOX Sports as studio analyst for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, airing from June 17 to July 2 across the FOX Sports family of networks. The announcement was made today by David Neal, Vice President of Production and FIFA World Cup Executive Producer, FOX Sports.

“We are delighted to welcome Lothar to the FOX Sports family as part of our world-class roster for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017,” said Neal. “As one of Germany’s all-time elite players, he brings invaluable knowledge and experience to our telecasts, as his former national team is set to face Australia, Chile and Cameroon in the tournament.”

A Ballon d’Or recipient, Matthäus captained Germany’s World Cup winning team in 1990, holds the record for most appearances with the German national team, and is the only outfield player to have played in five World Cups. He makes his FOX Sports debut as studio analyst for the tournament on Monday, June 19. The FIFA Confederations Cup features eight teams, winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, CAF, AFC and OFC) along with the reigning FIFA World Cup champion and the host nation. The 2017 edition includes host Russia, 2014 FIFA World Cup winner Germany, Copa America champion Chile, CONCACAF Gold Cup winner Mexico, UEFA Euro champion Portugal, OFC Nations Cup winner New Zealand, AFC Asian Cup holder Australia and CAF Africa Cup winner Cameroon.

“I am very happy and excited to partner with FOX Sports as an expert for the coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017,” said Matthäus. “I enjoyed working with their team in L.A. during the Bundesliga Legends tour last year, and I am sure we will provide the U.S. audience exciting and unrivalled coverage during the tournament.”

A superb finisher with a fierce shot, and the man whom Diego Maradona referred to as “the best rival I’ve ever had,” Matthäus began his professional career in 1979 playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach and made his debut for Germany against Holland at the 1980 UEFA European Football Championship. In 1984 he joined Bayern Munich and helped the team earn three consecutive league titles and a German Cup, reasserting Bayern’s dominance in Germany. He went on to play for FC Internazionale Milano, forming part of a winning team that took home the coveted Serie A’s Scudetto and defeated Roma in the 1991 UEFA Cup.

That same year, he also received the first ever FIFA World Player of the Year award, an honor later won by Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Lionel Messi among others.

Matthäus returned to Bayern Munich in 1992, winning four Bundesliga titles, a UEFA Cup and two German Cups before moving to New York City to join Major League Soccer’s MetroStars in 2000. He has coached multiple teams, including Bulgaria and Hungary’s national teams.

All FOX soccer information, including biographies, photographs and archived press releases are available on FOX Sports Press Pass.

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FOX Sports Earns 11 Sports Emmy Awards

Super Bowl LI, World Series and Daytona 500 Combine for Six Awards
Bill Raftery Repeats as Outstanding Sports Event Analyst

NEW YORK, NY – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented its 38th Annual Sports Emmy Awards on Tuesday evening in New York, and FOX Sports took top honors in 11 different categories. Receiving 39 nominations across FOX Sports’ networks, the dynamic collection of wins included those for event coverage, studio shows, on-air personalities, and audio production.

FOX Sports coverage of the biggest events in the sports world, including Super Bowl LI, the 112th World Series and Daytona 500 led to multiple awards. FOX Sports earned the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Special for the 112th World Series: Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs. FOX Sports’ also earned three other Sports Emmys for its MLB coverage, including awards for Outstanding Long Form Editing for Confessions of a Cubs Fan: A Century of Waiting; and Outstanding Studio Show – Limited Run: The Postseason. The MLB on FOX earned the Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound Sports Emmy – a category that FOX Sports has won every year since 2006, and 15 of the last 16 years.

FOX Sports’ NFL production took three nods, with two for its Super Bowl LI coverage: Outstanding Open/Tease for the FOX NFL Sunday: Super Bowl LI: The Greatest and Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction: FOX NFL Sunday: Super Bowl LI: The Greatest.

For the second year in a row, FOX Sports took the award for Outstanding Social TV Experience, this time for 100,000 CAMERAS: THE DAYTONA 500, which was produced by FS1 and NASCAR Productions.

Rounding out the honors, legendary college basketball announcer Bill Raftery, who calls Big East games on FS1, among other networks, repeated as the Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst.

FOX Sports’ 2017 Sports Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Live Sports Special: 112th World Series: Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs (FOX)

Outstanding Long Form Editing: Confessions of a Cubs Fan: A Century of Waiting (FS1)

Outstanding Studio Show – Limited Run: MLB on FOX, The Postseason (FOX/FS1/FOXSports.com)

Outstanding Live Event Audio / Sound: MLB on FOX (FOX/FS1/MLB Network)

Outstanding Open/Tease: FOX NFL Sunday: Super Bowl LI – The Greatest (FOX/FS1)

Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction: FOX NFL Sunday: Super Bowl LI – The Greatest (FOX/FS1)

Outstanding Playoff Coverage: NFC Divisional Playoff, Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys (FOX)

Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement: Daytona 500 – Daytona Day (FOX/FS1/FS2) http://bit.ly/209DYfI

Outstanding Social TV Experience: 100,000 Cameras: The Daytona 500 (FS1/NASCAR Productions) http://bit.ly/2qZBstz

Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst: Bill Raftery (CBS/FS1/tbs/TNT/truTV)

Outstanding Edited Sports Coverage: UFC Fight Flashback: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 (FS1 / UFC)

FOX Sports Earns 11 Sports Emmy Awards (218 kB, last updated May 2017)
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UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier Joins Joe Rogan and Jon Anik for UFC 211: MIOCIC VS. DOS SANTOS 2

FX Telecasts UFC 211 PRELIMS Saturday at 8:00 PM ET

LOS ANGELES, CA – The title of “The Baddest Man on the Planet” is up for grabs Saturday, May 13, during UFC 211: MIOCIC VS. DOS SANTOS 2, headlined by the heavyweight title fight between world champion Stipe Miocic (16-2) and former champion Junior Dos Santos (18-4) in the highly anticipated rematch of the duo’s 2014 epic five-round battle. To cover the momentous event, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (@DC_MMA) joins analyst Joe Rogan (@JoeRogan) and blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) to call the UFC 211 PRELIMS on FX, as well as the Pay-Per-View main card on Saturday live from Dallas. Erik Perez (@Goyito_Perez), Mario Delgado (@mariodelgadorzm), and Victor Davila have the call in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

In addition, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (@TWooodley) and retired contender Brian Stann (@brianstann) work as desk analysts with host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) for the UFC 211 WEIGH-IN, PREFIGHT and POSTFIGHT SHOWS from FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studios. Reporter Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) interviews fighters on-site.

Woodley believes this fight will be even more exciting than the last: “The first was a really good fight – a really exciting fight – so everyone is looking forward to this. These guys are both power punchers. They always put on a performance that makes you want to watch them compete.” Watch Woodley’s preview from the recent FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW here.

The two-hour UFC 211 PRELIMS on FX and FOX Deportes begin at 8:00 PM ET and feature four action-packed bouts. Former lightweight champion and current No. 3-ranked Eddie Alvarez (28-5) squares off with No. 9 Dustin Poirier (21-5), while Chas Skelly (17-2) faces Jason Knight (19-2) in a featherweight bout. No. 9-ranked middleweight Krzysztof Jotko (19-1) and David Branch (20-3) go head-to-head. Plus, Marco Polo Reyes (8-3) and James Vick (9-1) open the PRELIMS with an exciting lightweight bout.

Saturday’s coverage begins on FX (7:00 PM ET) with the UFC 211 PREFIGHT SHOW hosted by Bryant, with Woodley and Stann. The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the FS1 UFC 211 POSTFIGHT SHOW. The UFC 211 WEIGH-IN SHOW takes place on Friday, May 12 (7:00 PM ET) on FS2 with the same studio crew.

FOXSports.com features UFC 211 preview articles leading up to the fight. On the popular FOXSports.com podcast “Fight Society,” host Damon Martin previews the fight card and interviews heavyweight champ Miocic. The podcast is available on iTunes and Soundcloud. In addition, Andy Nesbitt will be onsite for UFC on FOX Digital, interviewing fighters and adding reports. Follow @UFConFOX on Facebook and Twitter to get a look at fight week and throughout the #UFC210 fights Saturday.

Fans can live stream the UFC shows on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1, FS2 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.

On Wednesday (8:00 PM ET, FS1), UFC TONIGHT’s Cormier and Kenny Florian preview UFC 211 and interview Miocic and Dos Santos about their heavyweight championship bout. They also catch up with strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk about her UFC 211 title defense.

For notes, coverage, bios, photography and more, visit the FOX UFC page on FOX Sports Press Pass.

FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

DATE TIME (ET) EVENT NET*
Wednesday,

May 10

8:00 PM UFC TONIGHT FS1
Friday,

May 12

7:00 PM UFC 211 WEIGH-IN SHOW FS2
Saturday,

May 13

7:00 PM UFC 211 PREFIGHT SHOW FX
Saturday,

May 13

8:00 PM UFC 211 PRELIMS FX / FOX Deportes
Saturday,

May 13

1:00 AM FS1 UFC 211 POSTFIGHT SHOW FS1

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