FOX Sports 1 features a rare doubleheader of UFC this week with Fight For The Troops: Kennedy vs. Natal on Wednesday, Nov. 6 and UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson on Saturday, Nov. 9.
This week FOX Sports features a rare doubleheader of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) FIGHT NIGHT action. First, as Veteran’s Day approaches, the UFC pays tribute to the men and women of the armed forces on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (5:00 PM ET) with UFC FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS™: KENNEDY VS. NATAL at Fort Campbell in Kentucky, telecast live on FOX Sports 1. In the main event, United States Army veteran Tim Kennedy squares off against fellow middleweight contender Rafael Natal. Plus, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Liz Carmouche battles Alexis Davis in a key match between two top 10-ranked bantamweights.
On Saturday, Nov. 9 (8:00 PM ET), the Octagon® moves to Goiania, Brazil for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BELFORT VS. HENDERSON, where two UFC greats collide for a second time when former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort faces PRIDE two-division titleholder Dan Henderson. In 2006, these two superstars met for the first time, with Henderson turning back Belfort’s challenge. Now, seven years later, it’s a pivotal meeting of two exciting strikers looking to keep their world title hopes alive on MMA’s biggest stage.
Coverage of UFC FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS begins Tuesday, Nov. 5 (5:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 2 with the live UFC WEIGH-IN. Veteran combat sports journalist Karyn Bryant hosts the show, with former UFC light heavyweight and decorated Marine Corps officer Brian Stann providing analysis. Three-time MMA Journalist of the Year Ariel Helwani interviews fighters on-site in Kentucky.
On Wednesday, the online prelims stream on FOX Sports’ digital arm, FOXSports.com, at 3:10 PM ET. Preliminary bouts begin on FOX Sports 1 at 5:00 PM ET, while the main event continues at 7:00 PM ET. Longtime UFC announcers Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan call the four preliminary bouts and six main card matchups on FOX Sports 1, while Victor Davila and Fabricio Werdum announce the fights on FOX Sports’ Spanish-language network FOX Deportes. FOX Sports 2 wraps the evening at 12:00 PM ET with the UFC POSTFIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE.
FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 5:00PM ET UFC WEIGH-IN FOX Sports 2
Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 3:10PM ET UFC FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS ONLINE PRELIMS FOXSports.com
Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 5:00PM ET UFC FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS PRELIMS FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes
Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:00PM ET UFC FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS: KENNEDY VS. NATAL FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes
Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10:00PM ET THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 12:00AM ET UFC POSTFIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE FOX Sports 2
Friday, Nov. 8 at 1:00PM ET UFC WEIGH-IN FOX Sports 2
Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6:00PM ET UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BELFORT VS. HENDERSON ONLINE PRELIMS FOXSports.com
Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8:00PM ET UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BELFORT VS. HENDERSON FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes
Saturday, Nov. 9 at 12:00AM ET UFC POSTFIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE FOX Sports 2
As part of the UFC FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS, the UFC is hosting an online auction to raise money for the United States Armed Forces. Fans can bid on exclusive UFC auction items at www.ufcfightforthetroops.com or can make donations online or by calling 1-877-747-4376 (HERO). Proceeds from the online auction and any additional donations go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and The National Intrepid Center of Excellence, an advanced research facility in Bethesda, MD dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury and psychological health issues.
The UFC action heads to Brazil on Friday, November 8 (1:00 PM ET) with the live UFC WEIGH-IN show for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BELFORT VS. HENDERSON. Bryant hosts the show on FOX Sports 2, with UFC light heavyweight Daniel Cormier providing analysis. Heidi Androl interviews fighters on-site from the Goiania Arena.
The online prelim fights begin Saturday, Nov. 9 (6:00 PM ET) streaming on FOX Sports’ digital arm, FOXSports.com. Jon Anik and Kenny Florian call all fights from Brazil. The three-hour main card begins at 8:00 PM on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, while the action wraps up later that evening with the UFC POSTFIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE on FOX Sports 2 at 12:00 AM ET.
In the week leading up to fight night, FOXSports.com features extended coverage of both UFC FIGHT NIGHTS, including interviews with the main fighters and a live blog during the fights. Follow @UFConFOX on Twitter and use the hashtag #UFCFightNight for the latest updates.