Announce Team Set for Saturday’s FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDRICKS VS. THOMPSON

After the recent shift of UFC 196 scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6 becoming FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDRICKS VS. THOMPSON, FOX Sports has named television announcers for the event. UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (@TheDomin8r) and UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping (@Bisping) work as analysts alongside FOX Sports host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) in the FOX Sports Los Angeles studios for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDRICKS VS. THOMPSON live on FS1 and FOX Deportes on Saturday, (10:00 PM ET). Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) and Brian Stann (@BrianStann) call the fights on FS1 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, while Victor Davila, Mario Delgado and Erik Perez make the call in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

The three-hour main card is headlined by an exciting five-round welterweight showdown between No. 2-ranked Johny Hendricks (17-3) and No. 8 Stephen Thompson (11-1). Heavyweight contenders No. 11 Roy Nelson (21-12) and No. 12 Jared Roshold (14-2) battle, while No. 6 Ovince Saint Preux (18-7) and No. 13 Rafael Feijao (12-6, 1NC) face off in a light heavyweight bout. No. 1 ranked flyweight Joseph Benavidez (23-4) faces No. 8 Zach Makovsky (19-6). Plus, Misha Cirkunov (10-2) faces Alex Nicholson (6-1) in a light heavyweight bout, while Mike Pyle (26-11-1) battles Sean Spencer (12-4) in a welterweight bout to open the main card.

The two-hour FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS on FS1 and FOX Deportes begin at 8:00 PM ET and feature four bouts. Welterweight Joshua Berkman (28-12, 1NC) faces KJ Noons (12-7, 1NC), while Derrick Lewis (13-4, 1NC) battles Damian Grabowski (20-2) in a heavyweight bout. No. 12 flyweight Ray Borg (9-1) takes on Justin Scoggins (10-2). Featherweight Noad Lahat (9-1) faces undefeated Diego Rivas (6-0) to kick off the PRELIMS with a bantamweight bout.

Saturday’s coverage begins on FS1 (7:00 PM ET) with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW hosted by Bryant, with Cruz and Bisping providing analysis. Five-time MMA Journalist of the Year Ariel Helwani (@ArielHelwani) interviews fighters on-site. Coverage wraps up after the main event with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW. The FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW takes place on Friday, Feb. 5 (7:00 PM ET) on FS1.

FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

DATE

TIME

EVENT

NET

Friday,

Feb. 5

7:00

PM ET

FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW

FS1

Saturday, Feb. 6

7:00

PM ET

FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW

FS1

Saturday, Feb. 6

8:00

PM ET

FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS

FS1 / FOX Deportes

Saturday, Feb. 6

10:00

PM ET

FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDRICKS VS. THOMPSON

FS1 / FOX Deportes

Saturday,

Feb. 6

1:00

AM ET

FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW

FS1

FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDRICKS VS. THOMPSON Fight Card

Fighter

Record

vs.

Fighter

Record

Class

No. 2 Johny Hendricks

17-3

 

No. 8 Stephen Thompson

11-1

Welterweight

No. 11 Roy Nelson

21-12

 

No. 12 Jared Rosholt

14-2

Heavyweight

No. 6 Ovince Saint Preux

18-7

 

No. 13 Rafael Feijao

12-6, 1NC

Light Heavyweight

No. 1 Joseph Benavidez

23-4

 

No. 8 Zach Makovsky

19-6

Flyweight

Misha Cirkunov

10-2

 

Alex Nicholson

6-1

Light Heavyweight

Mike Pyle

26-11-1

 

Sean Spencer

12-4

Welterweight

Joshua Burkman

28-12, 1NC

 

KJ Noons

12-7, 1NC

Lightweight

Derrick Lewis

13-4, 1NC

 

Damian Grabowski

20-2

Heavyweight

No. 12 Ray Borg

9-1

 

Justin Scoggins

10-2

Flyweight

Noah Lahat

9-1

 

Diego Rivas

6-0

Featherweight

Mickey Gall

1-0

 

Mike Jackson

11-10

Welterweight

Artem Lobov

12-11-1, 1NC

 

Alex White

10-2

Featherweight