Veteran MMA Analyst Jimmy Smith and Brendan Fitzgerald Call Fights Live on FS1 and the FOX Sports App
LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announces UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and retired title contender Kenny Florian serve as analysts with UFC host Megan Olivi for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MAGNY VS. PONZINIBBIO programming on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17, while Heidi Androl reports and interviews fighters.
Veteran MMA analyst Jimmy Smith joins blow-by-blow announcer Brendan Fitzgerald to call FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MAGNY VS. PONZINIBBIO live from Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday, Nov. 17 on FS1 and the FOX Sports app. Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and Victor Davila call the fights in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
Saturday, the UFC makes its first visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, as No. 8-ranked welterweight Neil Magny (21-7) faces No. 10 Santiago Ponzinibbio (27-3) in the main event. Magny, who’s coming off back-to-back wins over Carlos Condit and Craig White, faces Ponzinibbio, who fights in his home country for the first time since 2010. He’ll put his six-fight winning streak on the line as he hopes to move closer to a title shot with a victory over Magny.
FOX Sports UFC programming begins Friday, Nov. 16 with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN SHOW on FS2 and streaming on the FOX Sports app at 5:00 PM ET, with Woodley, Florian and Olivi on the desk, previewing the fights. Androl interviews fighters onsite.
Action continues Saturday at 7:00 PM ET on FS2 and the FOX Sports app with the 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 FS1, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app, with Fitzgerald and Smith calling the four exciting fights. Michel Prazeres (25-2) takes on Bartosz Fabinski (14-2) in a welterweight bout, while No. 9-ranked flyweight Alexandre Pantoja (19-3) and No. 14 Ulka Sasaki (21-5-2) clash. Featherweights Humberto Bandenay (14-5, 1NC) and Austin Arnett (15-5) face off, while Laureano Staropoli (7-1) and Hector Aldana (4-1) open the PRELIMS with another 170-pound battle.
The main card continues at 10:00 PM ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes, featuring five more thrilling bouts, including the headliner between Magny and Ponzinibbio. No. 12-ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas (18-7) faces No. 13 Darren Elkins (25-6). Khalil Rountree, Jr. (8-2, 1NC) takes on Johnny Walker (13-3) in a light heavyweight bout. Cezar Ferreira (14-6) faces Tom Breese (11-1) in a welterweight bout, while Guido Cannetti (8-3) and Marlon Vera (11-5-1) battle at 135 pounds. Cynthia Calvillo (6-1) and Poliana Botelho (7-1) begin the main card with an exciting strawweight scrap.
The weekend wraps with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW at 1:00 AM ET, as Woodley, Florian and Olivi 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 #UFCArgentina 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
|5:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN SHOW||FS2
|7:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW||FS2|
|8:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS||FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|10:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MAGNY VS. PONZINIBBIO||FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|1:00 AM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
*All programs available on FOX Sports App and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83