UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Viewing and Schedule Guide
FEB 18, 2014 1:47p ET
UFC president Dana White says that women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is not only one of the best fighters on the planet, but she's also quickly becoming the biggest star on the promotion's roster but to maintain her top dog status she has to defend her title for the second time in less than two months when she headlines UFC 170 this weekend.
Rousey will also accomplish another feat the moment she steps foot in the cage because it will be the first time that two Olympic medalists face off in the UFC for a belt with her opponent Sara McMann looking to take home the gold after taking the silver in freestyle women's wrestling in 2004.
There's also an intriguing co-main event as Daniel Cormier makes his first cut down to 205 pounds and faces an old wrestling rival named Patrick Cummins, who steps in to take the fight on just a week's notice. Cummins claimed he once made Cormier cry in training, and he plans on doing the same when they meet but with the former two-time Olympian on the cusp of a title shot, there's no way he'll take it easy on the UFC newcomer.
With a ton going on in Las Vegas this week as we head towards Saturday night here's a detailed guide for all the programming you can catch both online and live on television.
Thursday, Feb 20 4pm ET-5pm ET – UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Press Conference
Streams live on FOXSports.com
Before the fighters hit the scales, listen to what they have to say as the media asks questions for all the big hitters at UFC 170. UFC president Dana White will lead the press conference with UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Sara McMann, Daniel Cormier, Patrick Cummins, Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia all scheduled to appear.
Friday, Feb 21 5pm ET-6pm ET — UFC 170 Q&A with Travis Browne and Luke Rockhold
Streams live on FOXSports.com
Top heavyweight contender Travis Browne along with former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will answer questions from the fans in attendance to get everybody ready for the weigh-ins just a couple of hours later.
Friday, Feb 21 7pm ET-8pm ET – UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Weigh-Ins
FOX Sports 2
The fighters will hit the scales and face off one last time before throwing down in the Octagon. Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann will both weigh-in to make their title fight main event official along with commentator Joe Rogan leading the show while the FOX Sports team anchors the coverage at home on FOX Sports 2 with analysis and a break down of the fight card during the hour long special.
Saturday, Feb 22 7pm ET-8pm ET – UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Early Prelims
UFC Fight Pass
The first two fights of the night will kick off the coverage of UFC 170 on the UFC's digital network Fight Pass. Former featherweight Erik Koch will make his lightweight debut while a pair of Octagon newcomers look to impress the bosses with the first fight of the night.
Erik Koch vs. Rafaello Oliveira
Ernest Chaves vs. Yosdenis Cedeno
Saturday, Feb 22 8pm ET-10pm ET – UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Prelims
FOX Sports 1
The next contender to the women's bantamweight title may be crowned in the featured bout on the undercard as grappling ace Alexis Davis takes on heavy hitter Jessica Eye while the bantamweight division's top ranked challenger Raphael Assuncao looks to keep his undefeated run at 135 pounds alive when he faces Pedro Munhoz
Alexis Davis vs. Jessica Eye
Raphael Assuncao vs. Pedro Munhoz
Cody Gibson vs. Aljamain Sterling
Zach Makovsky vs. Josh Sampo
Saturday, Feb 22 10pm ET-1am ET – UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Main Card
The main card kicks off right at 10pm ET with five bouts all leading to the main event pitting Ronda Rousey against Sara McMann. Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan will have the call as the top women's fighter in the UFC faces off with a formidable opponent in an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling.
MAIN EVENT: Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah McMann
Daniel Cormier vs. Patrick Cummins
Rory MacDonald vs. Demian Maia
Mike Pyle vs. TJ Waldburger
Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson vs. Robert Whittaker
Saturday, Feb 22 1am ET-2am ET – UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Post Fight Show
FOX Sports 1
The night will wrap up from UFC 170 as FOX Sports 1 hosts a special post fight show recapping everything that happened from Las Vegas with interviews, highlights and press conference footage following the event.