RED, WHITE & FIGHT WEEK ON FOX SPORTS 1 CELEBRATES UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK
Network Features Two 90-Minute Specials LIVE From Las Vegas Capped By THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER SEASON 19 FINALE on Sunday
Top UFC Women's Bantamweight Contender Miesha Tate Makes TV Analyst Debut
New York - On July 4th, Americans commemorate the birth of our country in traditional fashion: through family gatherings, fireworks, parades, and barbecues. This year, FOX Sports 1 celebrates this national holiday as never before with the presentation of "Red, White & Fight Week," a hearty dose of UFC� programming this week, highlighted by two huge fight cards in one weekend and a pair of 90-minute specials live from Las Vegas.
In what can only be described as a UFC fan's dream, "Red, White & Fight Week" delivers a record number of UFC programming hours (more than 18) beginning Wednesday, July 2 (8:00 PM ET) with UFC TONIGHT. The campaign culminates on Sunday, July 6 (9:00 PM ET) with an epic finale of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn as UFC legends and this seasons coaches Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn headline five hours of fights live from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
On Friday, July 4, within a special 90-minute edition of AMERICA'S PREGAME (6:30 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 showcases the UFC 175 Weigh-In live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, highlighted by an on-site interview with undefeated UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. Weidman puts his belt on the line in Saturday night's main event against No. 3 ranked middleweight Lyoto Machida. Current UFC light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier, former UFC middleweight Brian Stann and FOX Sports 1 host Jay Glazer welcome top UFC women's bantamweight contender Miesha Tate to FOX Sports 1 as she makes her debut as a television analyst.
Following AMERICA'S PREGAME, FOX Sports 1 airs a special 90-minute Friday edition of UFC TONIGHT (8:30 PM ET) in front of a live audience from the stage at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Glazer hosts the program with UFC TONIGHT co-host Kenny Florian, where they breakdown the next day's action and capture the fanfare that is UFC International Fight Week. They are joined by UFC president Dana White, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, and legends Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes and Dan Severn.
FOX Sports 1 begins Saturday, July 5 (10:00 AM ET) with a mini-marathon repeat of the four latest episodes of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, leading into UFC COUNTDOWN UFC 175: WEIDMAN VS. MACHIDA (2:00 PM ET). Fans then turn to FOX Sports 2 for a live broadcast of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE WEIGH-IN show (4:00 PM ET) before switching back to FOX Sports 1 for the UFC 175 PREFIGHT SHOW (7:00 PM ET) live from inside the arena at Mandalay Bay Events Center. UFC 175 PRELIMS air at 8:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1 and are highlighted by one of the sports most popular names and successful fighters as No. 2-ranked Urijah Faber takes on Alex Caceres in a bantamweight bout.
UFC TONIGHT Sunday Special Edition begins live from the UFC Fan Expo at Mandalay Bay Sunday, July 6 (3:30 PM ET) featuring special guest appearances by some of the biggest names in the UFC as the crew welcomes UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and UFC lightweight champion and The Ultimate Fighter season 20 coach Anthony Pettis. Additionally, fighters from the previous night of fights join host Jay Glazer, Daniel Cormier and Brian Stann on-set. THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE Prefight coverage kicks-off at 6:30 PM ET live from inside the arena with preliminary bouts beginning at 7:00 PM ET. In addition to featuring their third battle in the Octagon, BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar are preceded on the main card by TUF contestants fighting for a six-figure UFC contract and a Harley Davidson.
This week, FOXSports.com features extended coverage, including interviews with fighters and a live blog during all bouts. Follow @UFCONFOX on Twitter and use the hashtag #UFConFOX for the latest updates. Additionally, for Red, White & Fight Week on FOX Sports 1, fans can obtain news and scheduling information by logging onto: http://msn.foxsports.com/ufc
Fight fans can also catch all the bouts live 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 through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com.
FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
DATE TIME EVENT NET
July 2 8:00 PM ET UFC TONIGHT FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, July 2 10:00 PM ET THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM EDGAR VS. TEAM PENN: The Big Show FOX Sports 1
July 4 6:30
PM ET AMERICA'S PREGAME / UFC 175 WEIGH-IN FOX Sports 1
July 4 8:30
PM ET UFC TONIGHT SPECIAL FRIDAY EDITION FOX Sports 1
July 5 4:00
PM ET THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE WEIGH-IN FOX Sports 2
July 5 7:00
PM ET UFC 175 PREFIGHT SHOW FOX Sports 1
July 5 8:00
PM ET UFC 175 PRELIMS FOX Sports 1
July 5 1:30
AM ET UFC 175 POSTFIGHT SHOW FOX Sports 1
July 6 3:30
PM ET UFC TONIGHT SPECIAL SUNDAY EDITION FOX Sports 1
July 6 6:30
PM ET THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE PREFIGHT SHOW FOX Sports 1
July 6 7:00
PM ET THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE PRELIMS FOX Sports 1
July 6 9:00
PM ET THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE: PENN VS. EDGAR FOX Sports 1
July 6 12:00
AM ET FOX SPORTS LIVE FOX Sports 1