Retired Contender Kenny Florian and Jimmy Smith Join Host Karyn Bryant for Coverage on FS1, FS2 and the FOX Sports App
LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announces current UFC lightweight fighter Paul Felder joins blow-by-blow announcer Brendan Fitzgerald to call FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GAETHJE VS. VICK live from Lincoln, Nebraska Saturday, Aug. 25 on FS1, FS2 and the FOX Sports app. Victor Davila and top-ranked UFC flyweight Brandon Moreno call the fights in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
Retired UFC title contender Kenny Florian and veteran MMA analyst Jimmy Smith serve as analysts with lead UFC host Karyn Bryant for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GAETHJE VS. VICK programming on Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25, while Heidi Androl reports and interviews fighters onsite.
The main event highlights top-ranked lightweight contenders No. 7 Justin Gaethje (18-2) and No. 10 James Vick (13-1). Gaethje has only battled three times in the Octagon, but has already proven himself as a threat in the toughest division in UFC. His opponent, Vick, is on a four-fight winning streak and looks to move up the rankings with a victory over Gaethje in Lincoln.
FOX Sports UFC programming begins Wednesday, Aug. 22 with UFC TONIGHT at 8:00 PM ET on FS2, when hosts Florian and guest host Michael Bisping preview FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT and interview headliners Gaethje and Vick.
The weekend’s coverage kicks off Friday, Aug. 24 with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN SHOW on FS1 and streaming on the FOX Sports app at 6:00 PM ET, with Florian, Smith and Bryant on the desk, previewing the fights. Androl interviews fighters onsite.
Action continues Saturday at 7:00 PM ET on FS2 with UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW, as the same desk crew breaks down the upcoming battles. The UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS, begin at 8:00 PM ET on FS2, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app, with Fitzgerald and Felder calling the four exciting bouts. James Krause (23-8) takes on Warlley Alves (13-2) in a welterweight bout, while Cory Sandhagen (8-1) and Iuri Alcantara (35-9, 1NC) square off at 135 pounds. Andrew Sanchez (10-4) faces Markus Perez (10-1) in a middleweight bout, while Mickey Gall (4-1) and George Sullivan (17-6, 1NC) open the PRELIMS with an exciting welterweight bout.
The main card continues at 10:00 PM ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes, featuring six thrilling bouts, including the headliner between Gaethje and Vick. Featherweights Michael Johnson (18-12) and Andre Fili (18-5) fight. The No. 11-ranked strawweight Cortney Casey (7-5) takes on No. 14 Angela Hill (8-4). Jake Ellenberger (31-14) and Bryan Barberena (13-5) square off at welterweight, while the No. 6-ranked flyweight John Moraga (19-6) battles No. 14 Deiveson Figueiredo (14-0). Eryk Anders (10-1) and Tim Williams (15-4) kick off the main card with another middleweight scrap.
The weekend wraps with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW at 1:00 AM ET, as Florian, Smith and Bryant recap the fights and Androl interviews the winners.
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 all updates throughout the #UFCLincoln fights Saturday.
Viewers can live stream the UFC shows on the FOX Sports app, through the FS1, FS2 and FOX Deportes streams. The shows are available on desktop at FOXSports.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 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||FS2|
|6:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN SHOW||FS1
|7:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW||FS2|
|8:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS||FS2|
|10:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GAETHJE VS. VICK||FS1|
|1:00 AM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
*All programs available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83