FOX UFC Saturday in Orlando viewing and schedule guide

Who will get the next shot at the UFC heavyweight title?

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The next contender to the UFC heavyweight title will be crowned at FOX UFC Saturday in Orlando when No. 2 ranked fighter Fabricio Werdum takes on No. 3 ranked Travis Browne in a matchup to determine who will face Cain Velasquez later this year with the belt on the line.

In addition to the five-round main event, former Strikeforce women’s champion Miesha Tate looks to bounce back from a recent loss to Ronda Rousey when she takes on Liz Carmouche while dynamic striker Edson Barboza tries to get the biggest win of his career when he takes on the ultra tough Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.

The pre-fight show will also feature the return of FOX analyst Jay Glazer as he mans the booth alongside Chael Sonnen and Brian Stann.  

A full week of action will go down in Orlando and to make sure you don’t miss a single minute of it, we’ve compiled a full schedule and viewing guide for the events taking place all leading up to Saturday night’s featured card on FOX

Thursday, April 17 1p ET — FOX UFC Saturday Press Conference

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Hear from the fighters before they face off as they answer questions from the media just 48 hours away from show time.  UFC president Dana White will lead the proceedings along with Fabricio Werdum, Travis Browne, Miesha Tate, Liz Carmouche, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, Edson Barboza, Yoel Romero and Brad Tavares. 

Friday, April 18 4p ET — FOX UFC Saturday Weigh-Ins

Where to watch: FOX Sports 2 or FOX Sports GO

The weigh-ins for the FOX UFC Saturday card will go down ahead of Saturday night’s fights, while the expert analysts will break down the fights and feature on-site interviews with some of the competitors.  The full one-hour special takes place on FOX Sports 2 or by watching on the FOX Sports Go app.

Saturday, April 19 3:30p ET — FOX UFC Saturday Early Prelims

Where to watch: UFC Fight Pass

Before the featured prelims and the main card get underway 90 minutes later, check out a few of the early prelims shown exclusively on the UFC’s digital network, Fight Pass. The bouts including will be:

Dustin Ortiz vs. Ray Borg

Mirsad Bektic vs. Chas Kelly

Derrick Lewis vs. Jack May

Saturday, April 19 4p ET — FOX UFC Saturday Pre-Fight Show

Where to watch: FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports GO

To get the full breakdown and analysis of the fights on Saturday night including picks and predictions from the in-studio experts with Jay Glazer, Chael Sonnen and Brian Stann on the call, check out the official pre-fight show for FOX UFC Saturday kicking off at 4p ET, leading right into the featured prelims an hour later.

Saturday, April 19 5p ET — FOX UFC Saturday FOX Sports 1 Prelims

Where to watch: FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports GO

Prior to the main card kicking off, the featured preliminary bouts will go for three hours on FOX Sports 1.  Several top fighters will be included on the preliminary portion of the card including No. 5 ranked lightweight Rafael Dos Anjos taking on No. 7 ranked fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov in a pivotal fight at 155 pounds.  The full fight card for the prelims includes:

Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski

Jorge Masvidal vs. Pat Healy

Estavan Payan vs. Alex White

Caio Magalhaes vs. Luke Zachrich

Jordan Mein vs. Hernani Perpetuo

Saturday, April 19 8p ET — FOX UFC Saturday Main Card

Where to watch: FOX

The main card with four bouts goes down on Saturday night starting at 8pm all leading ot the feature headline heavyweight tilt pitting Fabricio Werdum against Travis Browne with the winner receiving the next shot at the title against champion Cain Velasquez.  Curt Menefee along with Stann and Sonnen will be holding things down while Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan have the call cage side. The full main card includes:

MAIN EVENT: Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne

Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone vs. Edson Barboza

Brad Tavares vs. Yoel Romero

Saturday, April 19 10p ET — FOX UFC Saturday Post Fight Show

Where to watch: FOX Sports 2 or FOX Sports GO

Following all of the action in Orlando, flip back over to FOX Sports 2 to catch a full run down of full card including back stage interviews with the night’s big winners as well as coverage of the FOX UFC Saturday post fight press conference.