Former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans joins Kenny Florian As Studio Analyst with Host Karyn Bryant
LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, FOX Sports announces UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) joins blow-by-blow announcer John Gooden (@JohnGoodenUK) to call FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BRUNSON VS. MACHIDA live Octagon-side from Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday, Oct. 28. Heidi Androl (@HeidiAndrol) adds reports and interviews fighters onsite. Victor Davila (@mastervic10) and UFC bantamweight Erik “Goyito” Perez (@Goyito_Perez) have the call in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
In addition, former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (@SugaRashadEvans) joins fellow analyst Kenny Florian (@KennyFlorian) in FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studio with host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) for WEIGH-IN, PREFIGHT and POSTFIGHT SHOWS.
In the evening’s main event, No. 7-ranked middleweight Derek Brunson (17-5) faces the returning former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (22-7) in an exciting middleweight bout. FOX Sports UFC analyst Cormier is curious to see how Brunson approaches Machida: “We need to see the Brunson who fought against Yoel Romero, who used his wrestling to dominate an Olympic silver medalist. The guy we don’t want to see is the guy who hangs his chin up in the air and tries to chase knockouts.”
But Cormier cautions about the experience of Machida: “Lyoto has to stand back at range and wait for Brunson to make a mistake. Brunson, at times, tries to force things. As we’ve seen, when you force it, Lyoto is a sniper.” Watch the full breakdown from UFC TONIGHT here.
Coverage begins on FS1 Friday, Oct. 27 (4:00 PM ET) with the UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW with Bryant, Evans and Florian in studio and Androl reporting onsite.
The UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW kicks off Saturday’s programming at 7:00 PM ET on FS2 featuring Bryant, Evans and Florian in studio previewing the fights, while Androl adds reports from Brazil.
The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS begin at 8:00 PM ET on FS2 and FOX Deportes with four exciting bouts. Welterweights Vicente Luque (11-6-1) and Niko Price (10-0, 1NC) collide. Antonio Carlos Junior (9-2, 1NC) faces Jack Marshman (22-6) in a middleweight bout. Lightweights Hacran Dias (23-5-1) and Jared Gordon (13-1) battle, while Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (17-5) and Max Griffin (13-3) open the PRELIMS with an exciting welterweight match.
The three-hour main card begins FS1 and FOX Deportes at 10:00 PM ET and features five more action-packed bouts. The co-main event features No. 3-ranked welterweight Demain Maia (25-7) facing No. 7-ranked Colby Covington (12-1), while No. 12-ranked bantamweight Pedro Munhoz (14-2, 1NC) faces No. 13 Rob Font (14-2). Francisco Trinaldo (21-5) and Jim Miller (28-10, 1NC) lock horns in a lightweight scrap. No. 15-ranked middleweight Thiago Santos (15-5) fights Jack Hermansson (16-3), while No. 5 bantamweight John Lineker (29-8) and Marlon Vera (10-3-1) open the main card with another bantamweight bout.
The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW on FS1.
Leading up to the fights, UFC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on FOX Sports PROcast and on the FOX UFC social pages. Follow @UFConFOX on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates throughout the #UFCBrazil fights this Saturday.
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FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
|Friday, Oct. 27||4:00 PM||FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW||FS1
|Saturday, Oct. 28||7:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW||FS2|
|Saturday, Oct. 28||8:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS||FS2 / FOX Deportes|
|Saturday, Oct. 28||10:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BRUNSON VS. MACHICA||FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|Saturday, Oct. 28||1:00 AM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
*All programs available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83