Month: January 2018

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All-Star Broadcast Team Returns for 2018 NFC Championship Game on FOX

NEW YORK, NY – Following an exhilarating NFC divisional round matchup that saw the NFC North champion Minnesota Vikings eek a narrow victory over the NFC South champion New Orleans Saints, FOX Sports’ lead NFL broadcast team travels to the city of brotherly love for the network’s exclusive presentation of the 2018 NFC Championship Game between the Vikings and the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Jan 21 at 6:30 PM ET.

“On the heels of last weekend’s thrilling divisional round, from top to bottom our broadcast crew is poised to again deliver on what we are expecting to be an exciting NFC Championship Game on FOX,” said John Entz, President of Production & Executive Producer, FOX Sports.

Play-by-play announcer and seven-time Emmy Award winner Joe Buck is joined in the booth by lead analyst, Pro Football Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl Champion Troy Aikman. The duo has worked together since 2005 and no other current NFL broadcast team has worked together longer.

Following her third regular season with Buck and Aikman, reporter Erin Andrews contributes from the sidelines with Chris Myers, who joins the trio as an additional game reporter for the postseason. Former NFL Officiating executives and FOX Sports’ rules experts Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino offer insight and analysis, with Pereira on-site in the broadcast booth.

FOX NFL SUNDAY, America’s No. 1 NFL pregame show, co-hosted by Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee, with analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Strahan and insider Jay Glazer, originates live on-site at the NFC Championship Game beginning at 6:00 PM ET. Game coverage begins at 6:30 PM ET from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.

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FOX Sports Brings World Cup to United Soccer Coaches Convention

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports, home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, previews the World Cup at the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention, the nation’s largest gathering of soccer coaches and administrators, with a panel of soccer experts on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 12:00-1:00 PM ET at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

The panel features U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Alexi Lalas, lead analyst Stu Holden, and is moderated by Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News soccer writer Jonathan Tannenwald.

In addition, Lalas, Holden and famed American FOX Soccer broadcaster J.P. Dellacamera will moderate spotlight sessions and forums throughout the conference, with FOX Sports correspondent-at-large Grant Wahl providing a sneak peak of his new book Masters of Modern Soccer.

Thursday, January 18
Moderator: Alexi Lalas

  • 9:30 AM ET: 1-on-1 with Kathy Carter (Room 203AB)
  • 11:00 AM ET: 1-on-1 with Michael Winograd (Room 203AB)
  • 1:00 PM ET: 1-on-1 with Sunil Gulati (Room 201ABC)

Saturday, January 20

  • 11:00 AM ET: Turning the tables: Alexi Lalas interviews Grant Wahl on media, the American game and his two-year deep dive into the craft of soccer (Room 203AB)
  • 12:00 PM ET: FOX Sports World Cup panel (FOX Sports Lounge)
  • 1:00 PM ET: US Youth Soccer Candidate Forum featuring all eight candidates, moderated by J.P. Dellacamera (Room 203AB)
  • 4:00 PM ET: 1-on-1 with Charlie Davis, moderated by Stu Holden (Room 203AB)
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Veteran Broadcaster Jimmy Smith Debuts on FOX Sports Desk for UFC 220: MIOCIC VS. NGANNOU

MMA Analyst Joins Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Evans, Retired Contender Florian And Lead Host Bryant on FS1 Saturday
Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cruz Calls Fights with Analyst Rogan and Blow-by-Blow Announcer Anik

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, FOX Sports announces veteran MMA analyst Jimmy Smith (@jimmysmithmma) joins former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (@SugaRashadEvans), retired contender Kenny Florian (@KennyFlorian) and lead UFC host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) on the FOX Sports desk in Los Angeles studio for UFC 220: MIOCIC VS. NGANNOU programming on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz) joins analyst Joe Rogan (@JoeRogan) and blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik (@Jon¬_Anik) to call UFC 220 live from Boston. Reporter Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) interviews fighters on-site. Santiago Ponzinibbio (@SPonzinibbioMMA), Marlon Vera (@chitoveraUFC) and Victor Davila (@mastervic10) call the Spanish language telecast on FOX Deportes.

The UFC 220 features a pair of world championship fights. In the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (17-2) defends his crown against devastating knockout artist Francis Ngannou (11-1) in one of the most highly anticipated title fights of all-time. On the verge of history, Miocic seeks to be the first UFC heavyweight champion to successfully defend his title three times in a row. To achieve his goal, he’ll have to turn back the imposing threat of Cameroon’s Ngannou, who’s won all six of his fights in the UFC. In UFC 220’s second championship matchup, Daniel Cormier (19-1, 1NC) defends the UFC light heavyweight title against surging contender Volkan Oezdemir (15-1).

FOX Sports begins its coverage of UFC 220 with UFC TONIGHT on FS2 Wednesday, Jan. 17 (7:00 PM ET). Host Florian and guest host and UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley preview UFC 220. The UFC 220 WEIGH-IN SHOW takes place on Friday, Jan. 19 (6:00 PM ET) on FS1 with host Bryant and analysts Evans and Florian previewing the upcoming fights. Olivi interviews fighters onsite in Boston.

Saturday’s programming begins with the UFC 220 PREFIGHT SHOW on FS1 (7:00 PM ET) as Bryant, Evans, Florian and Smith break down the evening’s fights, while Olivi adds reports.

The two-hour UFC 220 PRELIMS continue on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 8:00 PM ET and feature four action-packed bouts. Featherweights Kyle Bochniak (7-2) and Brandon Davis (8-2) tangle, while Sabah Homasi (11-7) and Abdul Razak Alhassan (8-1) square off at 170 pounds. No. 10-ranked flyweight Dustin Ortiz (17-7) faces No. 11 Alexandre Pantoja (18-2). Plus, Dan Ige (8-1) and Julio Arce (13-2) open the PRELIMS with an exciting featherweight bout. The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the FS1 UFC 220 POSTFIGHT SHOW, with winner’s interviews and fight analysis.

Leading up to UFC 220, 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 all updates throughout the #UFC220 fights this 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 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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Vikings Electrifying Win Spells Victory For FOX

Sunday’s Thrilling Vikings-Saints Divisional Matchup Ranks as the Most-Watched Telecast of Any Kind this Broadcast Season to Date
Divisional Game is Best Performing Authenticated Event in FOX Sports GO History

NEW YORK, NY – In what went down as one of the most exciting games in National Football League divisional playoff history, Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings improbable defeat over the New Orleans Saints delivered a 19.3/35 household rating/share with 35.645 million viewers on the FOX broadcast network, according to Nielsen Media Research. Combined with FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO, Sunday’s broadcast delivered 36.084 million total viewers.

Sunday afternoon’s divisional showdown on FOX projects to be the most-watched show of any kind this broadcast season as well as the highest-rated and most-watched event of the NFL weekend. Sunday projects to be the 2nd consecutive week in which FOX delivered the biggest audience for an NFL postseason game.

Yesterday’s game grew steadily throughout, peaking with an astonishing 46,064,790 million viewers from 8:00-8:15 PM ET on FOX as Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught the game-winning touchdown with time expiring, extending the Vikings season, and putting the team one win away from a Super Bowl birth in their home stadium. FOX Deportes’ NFC divisional game averaged 63,000 total viewers, and peaked from 8:00-8:15 PM ET with 116,000 total viewers.

On digital, Sunday’s Vikings-Saints divisional back-and-forth battle delivered a record-breaking average minute audience of 375,840 across FOX Sports GO, FOX Now and off-platform mobile carriers, which is up +4% over last year’s divisional matchup between the Packers and Cowboys (vs. 363,058 average minute audience). Sunday’s NFL game is the best-performing event of any sport in FOX Sports GO history, outside of Super Bowl LI.

FOX and FOX Deportes televise the NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia this Sunday, January 21 with the FOX NFL SUNDAY pregame show airing live on-site beginning at 6:00 PM ET on FOX.

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ARCA Signs 3-Year Broadcast Agreement with FOX Sports

Toledo, OH – Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) and FOX Sports have announced a three-year broadcast rights agreement that calls for a minimum of eight ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards events to be televised on FOX Sports in each of the next three years 2018 – 2020.

FS1 will drop the green flag on ARCA’s 66th season of competition at Daytona International Speedway with live coverage of the 55th Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire February 10, 2018.

“With more than two decades of working together under our belts, it’s great to be able to secure another multi-year deal with the team at ARCA,” said Josh Oakley, FOX Sports Executive Director of Acquisitions & League Operations. “We look forward to getting the new deal started as part of FOX Sports’ comprehensive coverage of Daytona Speedweeks in February.”

The 2014 season marked ARCA’s first full year on FOX Sports. NewsCorp, the parent company of FOX Broadcasting Company, rebranded SPEED in September, 2013. ARCA’s relationship with the FOX Sports family of networks reaches back to April 20, 1997, when Speedvision covered the ARCA Racing Series race at Salem Speedway. Cumulatively, Speedvision, Speed Channel, SPEED and FS1 and FS2 have telecast 248 races encompassing 21 consecutive years of covering the ARCA Racing Series.

“ARCA has a well-established history of investing in long-term relationships, and that certainly holds true in the case of our television network partnership,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “The FOX Sports agreement is a cornerstone of our overall broadcast strategy, as it has been for more than 20 years. This is a major, mutual commitment between FOX and ARCA to showcase our product to millions of viewers annually in the highest quality live television production format. Our viewers, sponsors, race teams and tracks directly benefit, and it further stabilizes the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards platform for the near term future.”

According to Nielsen Media Research, FS1 is currently available in 84.5 million homes, while FS2 is rapidly growing and now available in more than 52 million U.S. households.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards features 20 events at 18 tracks on its 2018 schedule. The series has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 racetracks in 28 states since its inception. The series tests the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, annually visiting tracks ranging from 0.4 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as left- and right-turn road courses.

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading and most versatile auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

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FOX Sports Names Mark Silverman President, National Networks

LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports, the world’s leading sports media brand, today announces it has named veteran media executive Mark Silverman to the position of President, National Networks. The announcement was made today by Eric Shanks, President and Executive Producer, FOX Sports.

“Mark is an excellent, creative executive who has been in the FOX Sports family for over 11 years with great success,” said Shanks. “We couldn’t be more thrilled he has chosen to take this new role on our team.”

Silverman, a 26-year media executive and no stranger to the FOX Sports family, currently serves as President of the Big Ten Network (BTN), a joint venture between FOX Sports and the Big Ten Conference, where he has overseen all aspects of the network since its inception in 2007. Silverman has led BTN to unprecedented success during his tenure and has grown the BTN brand to over 60 million subscribers throughout the United States and Canada. Under Silverman’s leadership, BTN has extended its portfolio beyond the traditional linear network with extensive digital media offerings such as BTN2Go and BTN Plus. BTN has received numerous marketing and programming awards including two Emmy nominations for The Journey: Big Ten Basketball and an Edward R. Murrow Award in the category of video sports reporting.

Silverman will assume his new role effective January 16 and will oversee all programming, production, marketing, and digital for FOX, FS1 and FS2 live events and studio shows. He will also retain his current responsibilities at BTN.

“Mark’s been a creative and trusted leader at BTN for more than a decade,” said Jim Delany, Commissioner, Big Ten Conference. “I have no doubt that FOX Sports’ national networks will all benefit as a result of Mark’s special combination of executive skills. We look forward to continue to work with him in this new role.”

“I have greatly enjoyed leading BTN for the past 11 years,” said Silverman. “I now look forward to joining the FOX Sports leadership team and working with some of the top brands and executives in the industry.”

Silverman began his media career in the entertainment industry at The Walt Disney Company, where he held a number of executive positions during his 13-year tenure, principally in the television and movie studio divisions. Prior to joining BTN, Silverman served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the ABC Cable Networks Group. Silverman also previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, ABC Family Channel.

Silverman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan. He and his family will relocate to Los Angeles.

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FOX Sports Presents Five Straight Days of Must-See College Hoops

Georgetown Visits St. John’s at Madison Square Garden in Ewing-Mullin Rematch
No. 1 Villanova Hosts No. 10 Xavier in Monster BIG EAST Clash
FS1 Presents First-Ever Commercial-Free, All-Access Men’s Basketball Telecast with Providence at DePaul Friday Night

NEW YORK, NY – Starting tonight, FOX Sports is home to five straight days of can’t-miss college basketball, highlighted by the renewal of an old rivalry, a top-10 BIG EAST showdown and an unprecedented first-ever, commercial-free all-access telecast.

A full week of must-see college hoops tips off tonight as St. John’s hosts Georgetown at Madison Square Garden in a matchup featuring two of the BIG EAST’s most iconic names meeting on the court for the first time as coaches. Chris Mullin’s Red Storm and Patrick Ewing’s Hoyas hit the floor at the World’s Most Famous Arena, where the two played in some of the conference’s most memorable games, tonight on FS1, with pregame coverage beginning at 6:00 PM ET. Following Georgetown-St. John’s, Butler faces its fourth straight ranked opponent, visiting No. 25 Creighton at 8:30 PM ET. Justin Kutcher and Nick Bahe call the action, while Steve Lavin is on site for the Bluejays’ Dollar Beer Night as the unofficial guest of honor.

The action continues Wednesday night with a matchup of two top-10 teams, as No. 1 Villanova hosts No. 10 Xavier on FS1. Studio host Rob Stone and Lavin are live from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia with a half-hour edition of FS1 COLLEGE HOOPS TIPOFF at 7:30 PM ET before Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery call the action at 8:00 PM ET.

One of this season’s biggest surprises comes to FS1 on Thursday, as No. 11 Arizona State hosts Oregon at 10:00 PM ET with Aaron Goldsmith and Jim Jackson on the call. The Sun Devils host the Ducks in the second game of a Big Ten/Pac-12 doubleheader which begins at 8:00 PM ET with Iowa at Illinois. Stone and analyst Casey Jacobsen provide studio coverage Thursday night live from Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz.

Friday night, FS1 presents a unique viewing experience, as Providence at DePaul becomes the first men’s college basketball game ever to be presented commercial-free with both head coaches mic’d up live. Joe Davis and Len Elmore have the call at 8:30 PM ET as the Friars’ Ed Cooley and Blue Demons’ Dave Leitao wear live microphones throughout the game, bringing viewers onto the bench, into the huddle and inside the locker rooms at halftime and postgame. FOX Sports GO offers two additional live streams, with separate channels dedicated to Coach Cooley and Leitao. Click HERE for highlights from FS2’s all-access women’s basketball game earlier this month.

FOX College Hoops continues into the weekend as No. 4 Michigan State hosts Michigan on the FOX broadcast network. Coverage begins at 11:30 AM ET with FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIPOFF hosted by Mike Hill alongside Lavin and Jacobsen in Los Angeles. Johnson, Jackson and Lisa Byington call the action live from the Breslin Center when the game tips off at 12:00 PM ET. Another top-25 matchup follows Saturday afternoon, with No. 25 Creighton at No. 10 Xavier at 2:00 PM ET on FOX, while FS1 presents Georgetown at No. 13 Seton Hall at 12:00 PM ET on FS1.

FOX College Basketball has a new destination on Saturday night, as No. 1 Villanova visits St. John’s at 8:00 PM ET on Fox Business Network. Click HERE to find Fox Business Network on your cable package. The game can also be streamed on FOX Sports GO to FS1 subscribers.

The weekend wraps up with another edition of INSIDE THE BIG EAST Sunday at 8:30 AM ET on FS1. This week’s episode features behind-the-scenes content from Friday’s Providence-DePaul All-Access game, more on Creighton’s Dollar Beer Night, a look at Villanova’s backcourt and more.

This week’s full men’s college basketball schedule, including broadcasters, can be found HERE.

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FOX Sports Adds Twitter and Snapchat Collaborations to Expand 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Content and Programming

Twitter to Feature Exclusive Live Matchday Shows from Moscow, Highlights of Every Goal; Snapchat’s “Our Stories” and Publisher Stories Will Showcase Game Highlights and More

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports, the exclusive English-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, kicks off the year announcing new Snapchat and Twitter agreements for the global event. The relationships will provide dynamic opportunities tailored to each respective social media platform and its wide, growing audience.

“These exciting collaborations with Twitter and Snapchat mark a major opportunity to leverage the world’s greatest sports moment and our talent beyond the TV screen,” says Alexis Ginas, SVP of Cross-Platform Solutions, FOX Sports. “Alongside our FOX Sports-owned properties, they’ll help amplify this summer’s incredible live events programming – 64 matches total at the FIFA World Cup. We’ll immerse fans in the ‘beautiful game’ even further through our experts and fun, creative content from Moscow.”

FOX Sports will produce a 30-minute live show with host Rachel Bonnetta, streamed exclusively on Twitter from Moscow’s Red Square each match day (27 shows, in total). Featured guests on the show will include FOX Sports’ 2018 FIFA World Cup™ on-air talent Rob Stone, Landon Donovan, Kate Abdo, Alexi Lalas, Fernando Fiore, Stu Holden and other top-notch personalities. The show will provide match action previews, recaps and Twitter reaction as well as original segments produced by FOX’s team in Moscow. This live coverage will be available in the United States to Twitter’s logged-in and logged-out audience and can be viewed via @FOXSports and @FOXSoccer on computers, tablets and mobile devices.

FOX will also provide near-live video highlights to Twitter for each game, including every goal scored as well as video featuring talent Q&As, player/coach interviews and press conference clips. Both the live show and video clips will include advertising packages on Twitter available for sponsors.

“We are excited to collaborate with FOX Sports to bring an exclusive daily live show, expert analysis and video highlights from the 2018 FIFA World Cup to Twitter alongside the best curated real-time conversation,” says Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter. “Passionate soccer fans will need to look no further than FOX and Twitter to find everything that’s happening at this summer’s tournament.”

On Snapchat, FOX Sports will produce a Publisher Story that chronicles the day-by-day drama of the month-long tournament. Viewers will relive the action via broadcast-level highlights and expert analysis of the must-see moments. Through recaps, previews and features produced specifically for Snap, the Publisher Story will have something to offer both die-hard fans as well as those who are experiencing “the beautiful game” for the first time.

Publisher Stories are magazine-like editions of content produced by leading media companies for Snapchat’s mobile-first audience, all using the app’s full-screen vertical storytelling canvas. FOX’s Publisher Stories will incorporate video, text, artwork, motion graphics, and more.

Snapchat will also produce FIFA World Cup™ “Our Stories,” featuring video highlights of goals and other key moments from the tournament provided by FOX Sports alongside exclusive behind-the-scenes reactions from fans in Russia and those celebrating at home around the world. The FIFA World Cup™ “Our Stories” are hand-curated compilations of video Snaps submitted by Snapchatters at events and locations around the world, and produced by teams of editors at Snapchat. While Publisher Stories provide an expert editorial perspective, Our Stories provide the community perspective — throwing Snapchatters into the experience of these events from all different points of view.

“We’re thrilled to be one of FOX Sports’ first digital collaborators for the FIFA World Cup,” said Ben Schwerin, Snap’s Vice President of Partnerships. “What makes the tournament so exciting for us is that we are going to be able to deliver our community a perspective of the global game that brings them not only into the roaring stadiums in Russia, but also to those celebrating in cities around the world.”

Snapchat has 178 million daily active users worldwide, with Snapchatters visiting the app more than 25 times a day for an average of 30 minutes. More than 3.5 billion Snaps are created with our cameras each day and over 10 billion videos are watched on Snapchat every day.

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UFC Lightweight Contender Paul Felder and Brendan Fitzgerald Call FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: STEPHENS VS. CHOI Live from St. Louis

Former Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping and Retired Contender Yves Edwards Serve as FOX Sports Desk Analysts with Lead Host Karyn Bryant

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, FOX Sports announces that blow-by-blow announcer Brendan Fitzgerald (@BrendanFitzTV) and UFC lightweight contender Paul Felder (@FelderPaul) call FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: STEPHENS VS. CHOI live Octagon-side from St. Louis, on Sunday, Jan. 14. Laura Sanko (@laura_sanko) adds reports and interviews fighters on-site. Victor Davila (@mastervic10) and Brandon Moreno (@theassassinbaby) have the call in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping (@Bisping) and retired lightweight contender Yves Edwards (@thugjitsumaster) work as desk analysts with lead UFC host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) at the FOX Sports studio in Los Angeles for the rare Sunday fights.

The Octagon sets down in St. Louis for the first time on Sunday night, and sparks are expected to fly in the exciting headliner when hard-hitting No. 9-ranked featherweight Jeremy Stephens (26-14) faces No. 13-ranked South Korean knockout king Dooho Choi (14-2). FOX UFC analyst Tyron Woodley believes this fight can be broken down as a classic brawler versus striker.

“Jeremy Stephens looks like he’ll knock you out,” says Woodley. “Dooho Choi doesn’t look the part, but his technique, his precision and accuracy puts him in the position always to score a knockout, especially with that straight right hand. He has one of the best straight right hands in all the UFC. I’m excited for this fight.” Watch the preview from the FS1 UFC 219 POSTFIGHT SHOW here.

FS1’s UFC programming starts Wednesday, Jan. 10 with UFC TONIGHT airing at a special time, 6:30 PM ET, as host Kenny Florian and guest host Woodley interview Stephens about his headlining bout. On Saturday, Jan. 13 (7:30 PM ET), the FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW begins with Bryant, Bisping and Edwards in studio discussing the fighters, while Sanko reports onsite. The same crew kicks off Sunday’s programming at 7:00 PM ET with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW, previewing the evening’s fights.

The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS begin at 8:00 PM ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes with four exciting bouts. No. 10-ranked lightweight Michael Johnson (18-12) moves to 145 pounds to face No. 10-ranked featherweight Darren Elkins (24-5). James Krause (24-8) faces Alex White (12-3) in a lightweight tilt. Matt Frevola (6-0) and Polo Reyes (8-4) square off in another 155-pound battle. Vets Thiago Alves (26-11) and Zak Cummings (21-5) open the PRELIMS with a welterweight bout.

The two-hour main card begins on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 10:00 PM ET and features three more action-packed bouts. No. 12-ranked middleweight Vitor Belfort (26-13, 1NC) and No. 11 Uriah Hall (14-8) face off. No. 11-ranked strawweight Paige VanZant (7-3) and No. 10-ranked flyweight Jessica-Rose Clark (8-4, 1NC) lock horns in a flyweight tilt, while No. 10-ranked Kamaru Usman (11-1) and Emil Meek (9-2-1, 1NC) open the main card with a welterweight bout.

The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW, where Bryant, Bisping and Edwards recap the evening, while Sanko interviews fighters.

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 #UFCSTL 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.

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

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AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK on FOX is TV’s No. 1 Show for Ninth Straight Year

Highlights from the 2017-18 NFL on FOX regular season:

  • AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK averaged 22,745,000 viewers and is projected to be the highest-rated  and most-watched program in all of television for the ninth consecutive year
  • FOX NFL SUNDAY scored the No. 1 NFL pregame show spot for the 24th consecutive year
  • FOX NFL KICKOFF was the No. 1 NFL pregame show in its time slot (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET), making FOX the No. 1 destination for NFL studio coverage
  • Source: Nielsen Media Research