Former Welterweight Contender Dan Hardy and John Gooden Call Fights Live from Sydney, Australia
LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, FOX Sports announces welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (@twooodley) and retired vet Yves Edwards (@thugjitsumaster) work as analysts in FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studio with host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: WERDUM VS. TYBURA on Saturday, Nov. 18.
In addition, Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) joins blow-by-blow announcer John Gooden (@JohnGoodenUK) to call the bouts Octagon-side from Sydney, Australia. Heidi Androl (@HeidiAndrol) adds reports and interviews fighters onsite. Victor Davila (@mastervic10) and Marlon Vera (@chitoveraUFC) have the call in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
In the five-round main event, former heavyweight champion and No. 2-ranked Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1) faces No. 8 Marcin Tybura (16-2). FOX UFC analyst Kenny Florian believes Werdum’s jiu-jitsu skills give him the edge in the fight. “Werdum is probably in my top three as far as best grapplers to ever compete in the Octagon. He’s one of the finest submission experts you’ll ever see. Fabricio is very confident right now, coming off a quick turnaround. He wants the fight right now, which shows he’s very motivated to get that belt back.” Watch the preview from Saturday’s UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW here.
Coverage begins on Friday, Nov. 17 (7:00 PM ET) with the FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW with Bryant, Woodley and Edwards in studio and Androl reporting onsite. The same crew kicks off Saturday’s programming at 7:00 PM ET on FS2 with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW, previewing the evening’s fights.
The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS begin at 8:00 PM ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes with four exciting bouts. Ryan Benoit (9-5) and Ashkan Mokhtarian (13-2) collide in a flyweight bout. Lightweight Nik Lentz (29-8-2 1NC) faces Will Brooks (18-3). Rashad Coulter (8-2) and Tia Tuivasa (5-0) square off in a heavyweight battle. Lightweights Damien Brown (17-10) and Frank Camacho (20-5) open the PRELIMS.
The three-hour main card begins FS1 and FOX Deportes at 10:00 PM ET and features five more action-packed bouts. Bec Rawlings (7-6) and Jessica-Rose Clark (7-4, 1NC) face each other in a flyweight bout. Tim Means (27-8-1, 1NC) and Belal Muhammad (12-2) lock horns in a welterweight scrap, while Jake Mathews (11-3) takes on Bojan Velickovic (15-5-1) in another 170-pound battle. Middleweights Elias Theodorou (14-2) and Daniel Kelly (13-2) fight, while Alex Volkanovski (15-1) and UFC-newcomer Shane Young (11-3) open the main card with a 150-pound catchweight bout.
The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW on FS1.
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 updates throughout the #UFCSydney fights this Saturday.
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FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
|7:00 PM||UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW||FS2
|Saturday, Nov. 18||7:00 PM||UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW||FS2|
|Saturday, Nov. 18||8:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS||FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|Saturday, Nov. 18||10:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: WERDUM VS. TYBURA||FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|Saturday, Nov. 18||1:00 AM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
*All programs available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83