John Gooden and Brian Stann Call Fights from New Zealand
LOS ANGELES, CA – Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) and retired contender Kenny Florian (@KennyFlorian) serve as analysts on the FOX Sports desk with host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LEWIS VS. HUNT on Saturday, June 10.
Retired contender Brian Stann (@BrianStann) joins blow-by-blow announcer John Gooden (@JohnGoodenUK) to call the fights live from New Zealand, while reporter Heidi Androl (@HeidiAndrol) interviews fighters on-site. UFC bantamweight Erik “Goyito” Perez (@Goyito_Perez) and Victor Davila (@mastervic10) call the Spanish language telecast on FOX Deportes.
After more than 12 years as a professional mixed martial artist, No. 7-ranked heavyweight Mark Hunt (12-11-1, 1NC) has never fought in his native New Zealand. On June 10, “The Super Samoan” returns home to face No. 6 Derrick Lewis (18-4, 1NC) in the five-round headliner in Auckland. On what is sure to be an emotional night, Hunt looks to stop the rise of Lewis, who has won six in a row in the Octagon, five by knockout.
FOX UFC analyst Michael Bisping says fans shouldn’t miss the Lewis vs. Hunt headliner: “Somebody is going to get knocked out in this one. If you’re a fan of seeing big, gigantic heavyweights, throwing hell for leather in each and every single shot, then tune into this fight. Both of these guys have two of the most entertaining styles in the UFC. They’re fun to watch. Don’t miss it.” Watch the extended preview from last Saturday’s FS1 UFC 212 POSTFIGHT SHOW here.
The three-hour main card begins Saturday on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 10:00 PM ET and features five more exciting fights. No. 8-ranked middleweight Derek Brunson (16-5) fights No. 15 Dan Kelly (13-1), while Dan Hooker (14-7) and Ross Pearson (21-13, 1NC) square off in a lightweight bout. Light heavyweights Ion Cutelaba (12-3, 1NC) and Henrique da Silva (12-2) go to battle. No. 8-ranked flyweight Tim Elliot (15-7-1) fights No. 12 Ben Nguyen (16-6), while Alexander Volkanovski (14-1) and Mizuto Hirota (19-7-2) open the main card with a featherweight bout.
The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS are on FS1 at 8:00 PM ET, with four bouts. Lightweights Damien Brown (17-9) and Vinc Pichel (9-1) collide. Luke Jumeau (11-3) takes on Dominique Steele (14-8) at 170 pounds, while No. 11 John Moraga (16-6) fights Ashkan Mokhtarian (13-1) in a flyweight tilt. Kiichi Kunimoto (18-6-2, 1NC) and Zak Ottow (14-4) open the PRELIMS with a welterweight bout.
Saturday’s coverage begins on FS1 at 7:00 PM ET with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW, hosted by Bryant with Florian, Tate and reporter Androl. 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 Friday, June 9 (8:00 PM ET) on FS2 with the same studio crew.
On Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET on FS1, UFC TONIGHT’s Florian and Daniel Cormier preview Saturday’s FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT and interview headliners Lewis and Hunt.
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,” hosts Damon Martin and RJ Clifford preview the fight card and interview headliner Lewis and Brunson about his co-main event. 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.
FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
|8:00 PM||UFC TONIGHT||FS1|
|8:00 PM||FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW||FS2|
|7:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
|8:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS||FS1|
|10:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LEWIS VS. HUNT||FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|1:00 AM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
*All programs available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83