Broadcast team and schedule set for UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs Rodriguez
LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports announces former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and veteran MMA analyst Jimmy Smith serve as analysts with lead UFC host Karyn Bryant for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: KOREAN ZOMBIE VS. RODRIGUEZ programming on Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10, while Laura Sanko reports and interviews fighters.
Lightweight contender Paul Felder joins blow-by-blow announcer Brendan Fitzgerald to call FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: KOREAN ZOMBIE VS. RODRIGUEZ live from Denver on Saturday, Nov. 10 on FS1 and the FOX Sports app. UFC flyweight contender Brandon Moreno and Victor Davila call the fights in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
In 1993, a revolution was born in Denver, Colorado. On November 10, 2018, UFC will celebrate its 25th anniversary in the city where it all began with a night to remember. Featherweight contenders collide in the main event as former title contender and current No. 10-ranked “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (14-4) faces one of the sport’s most exciting athletes in Mexican star and No. 15 Yair Rodriguez (11-2). Plus, welterweight stars go toe-to-toe as Denver’s own Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone returns home to face knock-out artist “Platinum” Mike Perry.
FOX Sports UFC programming begins Wednesday, Nov. 7 with UFC TONIGHT at 8:00 PM ET on FS2, when host Kenny Florian and guest host Michael Bisping preview the upcoming FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT and interview headliner Rodriguez, as well as “Cowboy” and Perry, who talk about their co-main event.
The weekend’s coverage kicks off Friday, Nov. 9 with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN SHOW on FS1 and streaming on the FOX Sports app at 7:00 PM ET, with Evans, Smith and Bryant on the desk, previewing the fights. Sanko interviews fighters onsite.
Action continues Saturday at 7:00 PM ET on FS1 and the FOX Sports app with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW, as the same desk crew breaks down the upcoming battles. The UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS, begin at 8:00 PM ET on FS1, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app, with Fitzgerald and Felder calling the four exciting fights. Ashley Yoder (5-4) takes on Amanda Cooper (4-4) in a strawweight bout, while Chas Skelly (17-2) and Bobby Moffett (12-3) square off in a featherweight clash. Lightweights Davi Ramos (8-2) and John Gunther (7-1) face off, while Devonte Smith (8-1) and Julian Erosa (22-6) open the PRELIMS with another 155-pound battle.
The main card continues at 10:00 PM ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes, featuring six more thrilling bouts, including the headliner between The Korean Zombie and Rodriguez. No. 12-ranked welterweight Cerrone (33-11, 1NC) faces Perry (12-3). No. 4 bantamweight Raquel Pennington (9-7) takes on No. 5 Germaine de Randamie (7-3). Beneil Dariush (14-4-1) faces Thiago Moises (10-2) in a lightweight bout, while Maycee Barber (4-0) and Hannah Cifers (8-2) battle at 115 pounds. Michael Trizano (8-0) and Luis Pena (5-0) begin the main card with an exciting lightweight scrap.
The weekend wraps with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW at 1:00 AM ET, as Evans, Smith and Bryant recap the fights and Sanko interviews the winners.
Leading up to the fights, UFC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on FOX Sports PROcast and on the FOX UFC social pages. Follow @UFConFOX on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all updates throughout the #UFCDenver fights Saturday.
Viewers can live stream the UFC shows on the FOX Sports app, through the FS1 and FOX Deportes streams. The shows are available on desktop at FOXSports.com and through the app store or on connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.
FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
|Wednesday,Nov. 7||8:00 PM||UFC TONIGHT||FS2|
|Wednesday,Nov. 7||10:00 PM||THE UTLIMATE FIGHTER: HEAVY HITTERS||FS1|
|Friday,Nov. 9||7:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN SHOW||FS1|
|Saturday,Nov. 10||7:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
|Saturday,Nov. 10||8:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS||FS1|
|Saturday,Nov. 10||10:00 PM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: THE KOREAN ZOMBIE VS. RODRIGUEZ||FS1|
|Sunday,Nov. 10||1:00 AM||FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
*All programs available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83