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FS1 broadcast plans set for UFC Fight Night 114

The UFC’s fifth event in Mexico takes place Saturday when UFC Fight Night 114 goes down at Mexico City Arena.

The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass and features a flyweight headliner between Sergio Pettis (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Brandon Moreno (14-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC).

MMAjunkie today confirmed with a FOX Sports official that Todd Grisham and former WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann will call the fights cageside.

Analysts for Friday’s UFC Fight Night 114 weigh-in show on FS1, as well as the pre-fight and post-fight shows Saturday on FS1, will be former multi-time UFC title challenger Kenny Florian (14-6 MMA, 12-5 UFC) and retired lightweight veteran Yves Edwards (42-22-1 MMA, 10-10 UFC). Karyn Bryant serves as anchor for the programs.

The UFC Fight Night 114 card, along with broadcast plans and air times, are as follows:

MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno
  • Alexa Grasso vs. Randa Markos
  • Alan Jouban vs. Niko Price
  • Humberto Bandenay vs. Martin Bravo
  • Sam Alvey vs. Rashad Evans
  • Alejandro Perez vs. Andre Soukhamthath

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Jack Hermansson vs. Brad Scott
  • Dustin Ortiz vs. Hector Sandoval
  • Henry Briones vs. Rani Yahya
  • Jose Quinonez vs. Diego Rivas

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Joseph Morales vs. Roberto Sanchez
  • Alvaro Herrera vs. Jordan Rinaldi

For more on UFC Fight Night 114, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Announcers, analysts set for UFC 213 pay-per-view, The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale on FS1

The UFC’s sixth annual International Fight Week festivities take place next week in Las Vegas.

Back-to-back fight cards sit atop the schedule, with The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale set to take place July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and UFC 213 slated to go down on July 8 from the same location.

The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass and features a lightweight main event between Michael Johnson (17-11 MMA, 9-7 UFC) and Justin Gaethje (17-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

MMAjunkie today confirmed with a FOX Sports official that Todd Grisham and Brian Stann will call the fights cageside, with Bruce Buffer serving as ring announcer.

Analysts for Thursday’s The Ultimate Fighter 25 weigh-in show on FS2, as well as the pre-fight and post-fight shows on FS1, will be former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (22-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and former multi-time UFC title challenger Kenny Florian (14-6 MMA, 12-5 UFC). Karyn Bryant serves as anchor for the programs.

The same group will serve as analysts for Friday’s UFC 213 weigh-in show on FS2, as well as the pre-fight and post-fight content on FS1.

Calling the action at UFC 213, which is headlined by a women’s bantamweight title rematch between Amanda Nunes (14-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) and Valentina Shevchenko (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, will be a three-man booth featuring Jon Anik, Joe Rogan and Stann.

Megan Olivi will serve as the backstage reporter for both International Fight Week events.

For more on The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale and UFC 213, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie

UFC-Auckland Q&A notebook: Pena vs. Nunes, Pedro vs. Latifi, Stann vs. anyone

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – The UFC doesn’t visit New Zealand very often. After all, this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 110 event marks just the second trip the company has made to the island nation, and the first was three years ago.

So when Kiwi UFC fans get a chance to see their favorite fighters up close, they make the most of it, as proven at this weekend’s traditional fan Q&A session.

UFC Fight Night 110 takes place Sunday (but airs live in the U.S. on Saturday due to time difference) at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

One day prior, “The Ultimate Fighter 18” winner Julianna Pena, Australian light heavyweight prospect Tyson Pedro, and former UFC fighter and current commentator Brian Stann stepped on stage and answered everything thrown their way. We’ve featured some of the best moments.

The Q&A started out on a serious note, with the session’s very first question asking whether or not the fighters, including Stann, believed they deserved a bigger piece of the UFC pie, including revenues from broadcasting contracts, as well as sponsors like Reebok.

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Later, the fighters were asked about their next potential fight, and Pedro teased a few intriguing matchups that he’d heard might very well be possible. Meanwhile, Pena didn’t say she had anything lined up but admitted she would have a watchful eye on the UFC 213 headliner between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Valentina Shevchenko.

Pena also wasn’t afraid to reveal her gameplan for defeating Nunes, who “The Ultimate Fighter 18” winner does find beatable.

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Meanwhile, fans also wanted to know if Stann might be willing to step back inside the octagon. After all, if fellow UFC commentator Dan Hardy has expressed his desire for one more go, could “The All-American” find himself in a similar position.

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Of course, any gathering of MMA fighters that includes questions and answers wouldn’t be complete without addressing the fantasy matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, and today was no different. One answer may surprise – and definitely got a few laughs.

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Things took a turn toward the more bizarre as things wore on, and some of the questions got a little less relevant. But one New Zealander heard Pena admit she had been a little cold thus far in her time in Auckland. After all, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere. That was all the opportunity this fan needed to drop a little pickup line.

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Finally, all three athletes were asked to share a story about their very first fight – not the first time they stepped into the cage, but the first time they had to hold their hands up and look to defend themselves. The answers got pretty interesting, and it turns out one of the fighters knows a little more about “Fight Club” than you do.

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For more on UFC Fight Night 110, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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