FOX SPORTS 1 FEATURES EXCITING WELTERWEIGHT BOUT AT UFC(R) FIGHT NIGHT: BROWN VS. SILVA
Cruz and Bisping Serve as Analysts for UFC FIGHT NIGHT on FOX Sports 1
LOS ANGELES, CA - The Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) (UFC(R)) returns to Cincinnati for the first time since 2007 with UFC(R) FIGHT NIGHT: BROWN VS. SILVA live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes on Saturday, May 10 (10:00 PM ET), headlined by an exciting five-round welterweight matchup between No. 7-ranked Matt "The Immortal" Brown (20-11, fighting out of Columbus, Ohio) versus Erick Silva (16-4, 1NC, fighting out of Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil).
In the evening's main event, Brown puts his six-fight win streak on the line against the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace, Silva, in a bout that UFC on FOX analyst Kenny Florian says features two dangerous finishers. "Matt Brown is both a finisher and has a grinding ability, which is tough for a lot of people to deal with because he has both those abilities to win and can use either of them early or late in a fight. For Erick, he has now taken his training to another level. He's always been dangerous, but with his new approach, a lot of people have to consider him as a future contender. This is an exciting matchup between two fighters who always deliver." Florian and Jon Anik call all the fights live from U.S. Bank Arena.
Also on the three-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT main card on FOX Sports 1, former Golden Gloves boxer and current No. 10-ranked contender Costas Philippou (12-4, 1NC, fighting out of Long Island, N.Y.) returns to action against flashy Lorenz Larkin (14-2, 1NC, fighting out of Riverside, Calif.) in a clash of middleweight strikers. Erik Koch (14-3, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wis.) faces Daron Cruickshank (14-4, fighting out of Detroit, Mich.) in a lightweight bout. The Ultimate Fighter(R) Brazil season two standout William "Patolino" Macario (8-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), takes on Neil Magny (9-4, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) at welterweight. The 6'4" Soa "The Hulk" Palelei (20-3, fighting out of Perth, Australia) faces debuting South African MMA champion Ruan Potts (8-1, fighting out of Cape Town, South Africa) in an incredible heavyweight bout. Kicking off the main card, 10th-ranked flyweight Chris Cariaso (16-5, fighting out of Tucson, Ariz.) squares off against undefeated Louis Smolka (7-0, fighting out of Kapolei, Hawaii).
Jay Glazer, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and middleweight contender Michael Bisping open the show from the FOX Sports 1 studios in Los Angeles and add updates between the fights. Heidi Androl interviews fighters in Cincinnati. Victor Dávila and Fabricio Werdum call the fights on FOX Deportes.
The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS begin on FOX Sports 2 (8:00 PM ET) and kick off with No. 4-ranked and former title challenger Eddie Wineland (21-9-1, fighting out of Chesterton, Ind.) facing the returning Johnny Eduardo (26-9, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) in a bantamweight bout
Saturday night coverage begins with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW (7:00 PM ET), with Glazer, Cruz and Bisping breaking down the fights.
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 fighters.
The UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW airs Friday, May 9 (6:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 2 with Karyn Bryant hosting, and Bisping and Cruz offering analysis as the 26 fighters attempt to make weight. Androl interviews fighters during the show.
The UFC FIGHT NIGHT preview begins Wednesday, May 7 (8:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1 with the UFC TONIGHT, where host Florian and Sonnen break down the fights. Bryant and Insider Ariel Helwani add additional reports.
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.
Customers of participating video providers may access the live streams of the UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BROWN VS. SILVA through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com.
Following the fights in Cincinnati, FOX Sports 1 airs the UFC COUNTDOWN: UFC 173 preview show on Sunday, May 18 (8:00 PM ET), kicking off the network's coverage of UFC 173: BARAO VS. DILLASHAW.
FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
DATE TIME EVENT NET
May 7 8:00 PM ET UFC TONIGHT FOX Sports 1
May 9 6:30
PM ET UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH IN FOX Sports 2
May 10 7:00
PM ET UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW FOX Sports 2
May 10 8:00
PM ET UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS FOX Sports 2
May 10 10:00
PM ET UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BROWN VS. SILVA FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes
May 10 1:00
AM ET FOX SPORTS LIVE FOX Sports 1
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BROWN VS. SILVA Fight Card
Fighter Record vs. Fighter Record Class
#7 Matt Brown 20-11 #14 Erick Silva 15-4, 1NC Welterweight
#12 Costas Philippou 12-4, 1NC Lorenz Larkin 14-2, 1NC Middleweight
Erik Koch 14-3 Daron Cruickshank 14-4 Lightweight
Neil Magny 9-4 Tim Means 20-5-1 Welterweight
Soa Palelei 20-3 Ruan Potts 8-1 Heavyweight
#10 Chris Cariaso 16-5 Louis Smolka 7-0 Flyweight
Ed Herman 21-9, 1NC Rafael Natal 17-5-1 Middleweight
Kyoji Horiguchi 12-1 #15 Darrell Montague 13-3 Flyweight
Yan Cabral 11-0 Zak Cummings 16-3 Welterweight
#4 Eddie Wineland 21-9-1 Johnny Eduardo 26-9 Bantamweight
Manny Gamburyan 16-9 #9 Nik Lentz 26-6-2, 1NC Featherweight
Justin Salas 11-5 Ben Wall 7-1-1 Lightweight
Anthony Lapsley 25-6, 2NC Albert Tumenov 12-2 Welterweight