UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley, Former Champ Michael Bisping and Lead Host Karyn Bryant are on FOX Sports Desk Friday and Saturday
LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announces UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and UFC lightweight contender Paul Felder join blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik to call FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LEE VS. IAQUINTA 2 live from Milwaukee on Saturday, Dec. 15 on FOX, FS1 and the FOX Sports app. UFC bantamweight Marlon “Chito” Vera and Victor Davila call the fights in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
In addition, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and retired middleweight champion Michael Bisping serve as analysts with lead UFC host Karyn Bryant for FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT programming on Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15, while Megan Olivi reports and interviews fighters.
Saturday, Milwaukee is the site for one of the most-anticipated rematches of 2018, as lightweight contenders No. 4-ranked Kevin Lee (16-4) and No. 8 Al Iaquinta (13-4-1) collide in the exciting main event of FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LEE VS. IAQUINTA 2. In 2014, the two were hot prospects who engaged in an exciting three-round battle won by Iaquinta. Now, the pair is among the best 155-pounders in the world, and they have five rounds to settle their score and make a case to enter the title picture in UFC’s toughest division.
FOX Sports UFC programming begins Wednesday, Dec. 12 (7:00 PM ET) on FS1 with UFC TONIGHT, as hosts Kenny Florian and Cormier talk to both Lee and Iaquinta about their upcoming main event battle. They also preview the other fights on the card.
On Friday, Dec. 14, coverage resumes with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN SHOW on FS1 and streaming on the FOX Sports app at 6:00 PM ET, with Woodley, Bisping and Bryant on the desk, previewing the fights. Olivi interviews fighters onsite.
Action continues Saturday at 4:00 PM ET on FS1 and the FOX Sports app with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW, as the same desk crew breaks down the upcoming battles. The UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS begin at 5:00 PM ET on FS1, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app, with Cormier, Felder and Anik calling the exciting fights. Zak Ottow (16-6) takes on Dwight Grant (7-1) in a welterweight bout, while No. 10-ranked flyweight Jessica-Rose Clark (9-5, 1NC) and No. 14 Andrea Lee (9-2) clash. Lightweights Bobby Green (24-8-1) and Drakkar Klose (9-1-1) face off. Jared Gordon (14-2) and Joaquim Silva (10-1) tangle in another 155-pound bout. Gerald Meerschaert (28-9) faces Jack Hermansson (17-4) in a middleweight bout. Plus, Dan Ige (9-2) and Jordan Griffin (17-5) open the PRELIMS with an exciting featherweight scrap.
The main card kicks off at 8:00 PM ET on FOX and FOX Deportes, featuring three more thrilling bouts, including the headliner between Lee and Iaquinta. No. 5-ranked lightweight Edson Barboza (19-5) faces No. 14 Dan Hooker (18-7). No. 10-ranked bantamweight Rob Font (15-4) takes on No. 2-ranked flyweight Sergio Pettis (17-5), who’s moving back up to bantamweight for this fight.
Veteran Jim Miller (29-12, 1NC) and Charles Oliveira (23-8, 1NC) begin the main card with a thrilling lightweight scrap.
The weekend wraps with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW at 10:00 PM ET, as Bryant, Woodley and Bisping recap the fights and Olivi 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 #UFCMilwaukee fights Saturday.
Viewers can live stream the UFC shows on the FOX Sports app, through the FOX, FS1 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
|7:00 PM||UFC TONIGHT||FS1
|6:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN SHOW||FS1
|4:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
|5:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS||FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|8:00 PM||FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LEE VS. IAQUINTA 2||FOX / FOX Deportes|
|10:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
*All programs available on FOX Sports App and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83
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