A new interim heavyweight champion will be crowned in the main event of UFC 180 as the promotion embarks on a journey to Mexico for the first time ever.
Fabricio Werdum, who has gone undefeated since joining the UFC, will look to keep his streak alive while adding the UFC title to his already impressive resume when he takes on ageless wonder Mark Hunt, who just keeps finding a way to win and stay at the top of the division just months away from his 41st birthday.
Also on the card, former Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum will attempt to stay undefeated while taking on his toughest test to date when he takes on top 10 welterweight, Jake Ellenberger, who looks to stop the bleeding after dropping his last two fights in a row.
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The first ever champion from the debut season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America will also be crowned at UFC 180 on Saturday night from Mexico City.
To make sure you catch all the action from Mexico this week, here’s a complete viewing and schedule guide for everything happening with UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt.
Friday at 5p ET – UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt 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 180: Werdum vs. Hunt 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. The UFC on FOX team will break down all of the fights as well as give analysis of the key matchups on the card. Can Werdum keep his streak alive and capture his first UFC title or can the unpredictable and unbelievable Cinderella story that is Mark Hunt continue?
Saturday at 8p ET – UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt prelims
Before the main card starts on pay-per-view, keep it locked to FOX Sports 1 for the preliminary bouts of the evening. The finals from The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America will take place on the prelims as well as a key matchup in the women’s bantamweight division as Jessica Eye takes on Leslie Smith. Full preliminary card will be announced following the conclusion of TUF: Latin America
Saturday at 10p ET – UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt
Where to watch: Pay-Per-View
The interim heavyweight title is up for grabs as Fabricio Werdum battles Mark Hunt in the main event while Kelvin Gastelum looks to rocket into the top 10 of the welterweight division as he takes on veteran fighter Jake Ellenberger. The fight card (as it stands) is below:
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 2 with the special UFC post fight show.