FOX SPORTS 1 FEATURES MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE-CONTENDER BOUT AT UFC(R) FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA VS. MOUSASI
Cruz and Stann Serve as Analysts for UFC FIGHT NIGHT on FOX Sports 1
LOS ANGELES, CA - The Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) (UFC(R)) returns to Brazil for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA VS. MOUSASI live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes on Saturday, Feb. 15 (10:30 PM ET), headlined by a five-round middleweight matchup between former UFC light heavyweight champion and current No. 4-ranked middleweight Lyoto Machida (20-4) versus former Strikeforce(R) Champion Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2).
According to UFC President Dana White, this fight has middleweight title contender implications: "If Machida wins, he could possibly be next in line for a title shot," said White on an episode of FOX SPORTS LIVE last week. "The thing that makes the 185-pound division so interesting and so exciting right now is Vitor Belfort is fighting Chris Weidman next for the title, plus you've got Lyoto Machida, Jacare Souza and a list of nasty, nasty guys ready to fight for the belt."
The UFC FIGHT NIGHT main card also features another key middleweight fight, with No. 3-ranked Jacare Souza (19-3, 1NC) facing No. 8-ranked Francis Carmont (22-7). Other bouts include welterweights Erick Silva (15-4, 1NC) versus Takenori Sato (17-8-7), Viscardi Andrade (15-6) against Nico Musoke (11-2, 1NC) in another 170-pound battle, and Charles Oliveira (16-4, 1NC) fights Andy Ogle (9-3) in a featherweight bout.
Jon Anik and Kenny Florian call the matchups from Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, while host Mike Hill, with analysts Dominick Cruz, a former UFC bantamweight champion and retired middleweight Brian Stann, open the show from the FOX Sports 1 studios in Los Angeles and add updates during the fights. Veteran combat sports journalist Karyn Bryant interviews fighters in Brazil. Victor D�vila and Fabricio Werdum call the fights on FOX Deportes.
Coverage of UFC FIGHT NIGHT begins Wednesday, Feb. 12 (7:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1 with the UFC TONIGHT, where host Florian and guest host Stann preview the fights. Bryant and Insider Ariel Helwani add additional reports.
The UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW airs Friday, Feb. 14 (1:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 2 with Hill hosting, and Stann and Cruz offering analysis as the 24 fighters attempt to make weight. Bryant interviews fighters during the show.
Wrapping up Saturday evening, fans can catch extended recaps of the fights on FOX SPORTS LIVE immediately following the conclusion of UFC FIGHT NIGHT, with interviews of the winners and losers.
In the week leading up to the main event, FOXSports.com features extended coverage of UFC FIGHT NIGHT, including interviews with the main fighters and a live blog during the fights. Follow @UFConFOX on Twitter and use the hashtag #UFCFightNight for the latest updates.
Fans can also catch the fights on FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content. Customers of participating video providers may access the live streams of the UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA vs. MOUSASI through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com.
Following the fights in Brazil, FOX Sports 1 airs the UFC COUNTDOWN: UFC 170 preview show on Monday, Feb. 17 (10:00 PM ET), kicking off the network's coverage of UFC 170: ROUSEY VS. MCCANN.
Follow the link to watch UFC announcers Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan break down the main event at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA vs. MOUSASI: http://youtu.be/qJJqnbKaDyA
FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
DATE TIME EVENT NET
Feb. 12 7:00 PM ET UFC TONIGHT FOX Sports 1
Feb. 14 1:00
PM ET UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH IN FOX Sports 2
Feb. 15 7:30
PM ET UFC FIGHT NIGHT ONLINE PRELIMS UFC Fight Pass
Feb. 15 10:30
PM ET UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA vs. MOUSASI FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes
Feb. 15 1:00
AM ET FOX SPORTS LIVE FOX Sports 1
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA vs. MOUSASI Fight Card
Fighter Record vs. Fighter Record Class
#4 Lyoto Machida 20-4 Gegard Mousasi 34-3-2 Middleweight
#3 Jacare Souza 19-3, 1NC #8 Francis Carmont 22-7 Middleweight
Erick Silva 15-4, 1NC Takenori Sato 17-8-7 Welterweight
Viscardi Andrade 15-6 Nico Musoke 11-2, 1NC Welterweight
Charles Oliveira 16-4, 1NC Andy Ogle 9-3 Featherweight
Cristiano Marcello 13-5 Joe Proctor 8-2 Lightweight
Rodrigo Damm 11-6 Ivan Jorge 25-3 Lightweight
Francisco Trinaldo 13-3 Jesse Ronson 13-3 Lightweight
Iuri Alcantara 27-5, 1NC Wilson Reis 17-4 Bantamweight
Felipe Arantes 15-5-1, 2NC Maximo Blanco 9-5-1, 1NC Featherweight
Ildemar Alcantara 19-6 Albert Tumenov 12-1 Welterweight
Douglas Silva de Andrade 22-0, 1NC Zubaira Tukhugov 15-3 Featherweight