UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Maldonado coverage details

TUF_Brazil_3_finaleThe Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) returns to Brazil for UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: MIOCIC vs. MALDONADO live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes on Saturday, May 31 (10:00 PM ET), headlined by a hard-hitting five-round heavyweight matchup between No. 7-ranked Stipe Miocic (11-1) and Fabio Maldonado (21-6). In addition, the main card features the exciting conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter BrazilWanderlei vs. Sonnen.

In the evening’s main event, Miocic looks to continue his current winning streak after scoring victories over veterans Roy Nelson and Gabriel Gonzaga in his last two fights. Maldonado moves up to heavyweight after putting together three consecutive wins at light heavyweight. In addition, the main card features both the final heavyweight and middleweight bouts from The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, with the victor in each fight earning the title The Ultimate Fighter and a six-figure contract from the UFC.

Also on the UFC FIGHT NIGHT card on FOX Sports 1, the No. 8-ranked welterweight Demian Maia (18-6) faces Alexander Yakovlev (21-4-1), The Ultimate Fighter Brazil season 1 winner Rony Jason (15-4) takes on Robbie Peralta (17-4, 1NC) in a featherweight scrap, and two unbeaten lightweights square off when Elias Silverio (10-0) fights Ernest Chavez (8-0). Brian Stann and Jon Anik call all the fights live on FOX Sports 1 from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Victor Dávila and Fabricio Werdum call the fights live on FOX Deportes.

Saturday night coverage begins with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW (7:00 PM ET), with Karyn Bryant, UFC lightweight title contender Gilbert Melendez and former UFC title contender Kenny Florian breaking down the fights. They also contribute to the PRELIMS and main card from the FOX Sports 1 studios in Los Angeles with updates between the fights. Megan Olivi interviews fighters in Brazil.

The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS begin on FOX Sports 1 (8:00 PM ET), while extended postfight coverage takes place 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 30 (2:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 2 with Bryant hosting, while Melendez and Florian offer analysis as the fighters attempt to make weight. Olivi reports from Brazil.

The UFC FIGHT NIGHT preview begins Wednesday, May 28 (8:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1 with UFC TONIGHT, where hosts Florian and Chael 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: MIOCIC vs. MALDONADO 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 FIGHT NIGHT: HENDERSON vs. KHABILOV on Saturday, June 7 (10:00 PM ET) live from Albuquerque, NM.

FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

 

DATE

TIME

EVENT

NET

Wednesday,

May 28

8:00 PM ET

UFC TONIGHT

FOX Sports 1

Friday,

May 30

2:00

PM ET

UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH IN

FOX Sports 2

Saturday,

May 31

7:00

PM ET

UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW

FOX Sports 1

Saturday,

May 31

8:00

PM ET

UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS

FOX Sports 1

Saturday,

May 31

10:00

PM ET

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MIOCIC VS. MALDONADO

FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes

Saturday,

May 31

1:00

AM ET

FOX SPORTS LIVE

FOX Sports 1

 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MIOCIC vs. MALDONADO Fight Card*

 

Fighter Record vs. Fighter Record Class
#7 Stipe Miocic 11-1   Fabio Maldonado 21-6 Heavyweight
#8 Demian Maia 18-6   Alexander Yakovlev 21-4-1 Welterweight
Rony Jason 15-4   Robbie Peralta 17-4, 1NC Featherweight
Elias Silverio 10-0   Ernest Chavez 8-0 Lightweight
Paulo Thiago 15-6   Gasan Umalatov 14-3-1 Welterweight
Kevin Souza 14-3   Mark Eddiva 6-0 Featherweight
Rodrigo Damm 12-6   Rashid Magomedov 16-1 Lightweight
Pedro Munhol 10-1   Matt Hobar 8-1 Bantamweight
Antonio Carlos Junior 3-0   TBD TBD Heavyweight
Warlley Alves 6-0   TBD TBD Middleweight
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