Veteran MMA Analyst Smith Joins Anik to Call UFC 224 Prelims on FX and FOX Sports GO
Los Angeles – Today, FOX Sports announces UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and lead UFC host Karyn Bryant are on the FOX Sports desk for UFC 224: NUNES VS. PENNINGTON programming on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12.
Veteran MMA analyst Jimmy Smith joins blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik to call UFC 224 live from Brazil on FX and FOX Sports GO Saturday, May 12 (8:00 PM ET). Reporter Megan Olivi interviews fighters on-site. Former UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum, Troy Santiago and Mario Delgado call the Spanish language telecast on FOX Deportes.
Following impressive wins against Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey and Valentina Shevchenko that have cemented her superstar status, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes (15-4) defends her title for the first time in her home country in the main event of UFC 224. She faces hard-charging contender Raquel Pennington (9-6), who’s riding a four-fight win streak, including victories over former champ Tate and title challenger Bethe Correia.
FOX Sports begins its coverage with UFC 224 WEIGH-IN SHOW on Friday, May 11 (4:00 PM ET) on FS1 and FOX Sports GO with host Bryant and analysts Woodley and Cruz discussing the fighters as they weigh-in. Olivi interviews fighters onsite in Rio.
Saturday’s programming kicks off with the UFC 224 PREFIGHT SHOW on FX and FOX Sports GO (7:00 PM ET) as Bryant, Cruz and Bisping break down the evening’s match-ups, while Olivi adds reports.
The two-hour UFC 224 PRELIMS continue on FX, FOX Sports GO and FOX Deportes at 8:00 PM ET and feature four action-packed bouts. Middleweight Cezar Ferreira (13-6) faces undefeated Karl Roberson (6-0). No. 10-ranked heavyweight Aleksei Oleinik (52-11-1) and No. 14 Junior Albini (14-3) tangle, while Davi Ramos (7-2) and Nick Hein (14-2, 1NC) square off at 155 pounds. Plus, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (18-5) and Sean Strickland (18-2-1) open the PRELIMS with an exciting welterweight bout. The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the FS1 UFC 224 POSTFIGHT SHOW, with winner’s interviews and fight analysis.
Leading up to their fights, UFC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on FOX Sports PROcast and the FOX UFC social pages. All programs are on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.
FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
|4:00 PM||FS1 UFC 224 WEIGH-IN SHOW||FS1|
|7:00 PM||FS1 UFC 224 PREFIGHT SHOW||FX|
|8:00 PM||FS1 UFC 224 PRELIMS||FX / FOX Deportes|
|1:00 AM||FS1 UFC 224 POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
*All programs also available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83.