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.
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