UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Bader vs. Saint Preux viewing and schedule guide
It's been nearly three weeks since the last UFC event but to help cure the fight drought, there are five cards coming up in the next month starting with UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Bader vs. Saint Preux this Saturday night from Bangor, Maine.
The headline bout features former Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Bader as he looks for his third win in a row against confident upstart Ovince Saint Preux, who has gone undefeated since coming to the UFC from Strikeforce.
Also on the card, Ross Pearson will look to secure a knockout finish following a very controversial decision in his last bout as he takes on perennial lightweight contender Gray Maynard in the night's co-main event.
To ensure you don't miss any of the action from Maine, here's an easy guide to follow along with for all the places to catch the event this weekend.
Friday at 4p ET - UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Bader vs. Saint Preux Weigh Ins
To officially kick off the fight weekend, get ready to see all the fighters hit the scale before staring down just 24 hours away from the show. The weigh-ins can often times tell the tale before the fights on Saturday night so this is a great way to see who has the edge before even stepping foot in the cage.
Saturday at 7p ET - UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Bader vs. Saint Preux Pre-Fight Show
Before the fights kick off at the bottom of the hour, hear analysis and picks from the best crew in the sport. Included in the team this weekend is new FOX analyst Josh Koscheck, who joins the desk with a wealth of experience inside the Octagon as he adds his two cents to an already stellar team.
Saturday at 8p ET - UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Bader vs. Saint Preux Prelims
The first four fights of the night will kick off on FOX Sports 2 and there are some incredible matchups in this lineup. Among the fighters competing on the prelims is former Olympian Sara McMann as she looks to bounce back from her recent loss to women's champion Ronda Rousey while Zach Makovsky attempts to keep his undefeated run in the UFC alive and take another step towards a potential title shot in the flyweight division. The fights included on the prelims:
Zach Makovsky vs. Jussier Formiga
Sara McMann vs. Lauren Murphy
Tom Watson vs. Sam Alvey
NoNolan Ticman vs. Frankie Saenz
Saturday at 10p ET - UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Bader vs. Saint Preux Main Card
The main card will kick off at 10p sharp with six featured bouts all leading to the five round headline bout in the light heavyweight division as Ryan Bader takes on Ovince Saint Preux. The full card is below:
MAIN EVENT: Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Ross Pearson vs. Gray Maynard
Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares
Seth Baczynski vs. Alan Jouban
Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May
Thiago Tavares vs. Robbie Peralta
Sunday at 1a ET -- FOX Sports Live: UFC Post Fight Show
Following the night's action, don't change the channel because to hear a breakdown of all the events that just happened as well as exclusive post fight interviews with the biggest winners of the night, keep it locked to FOX Sports 1 with the special UFC post fight show during FOX Sports Live.