The pre-event hype show, “Countdown,” debuts this afternoon on FOX Sports 1 for UFC 179.
The show airs on the network at 4 p.m. ET, with replays scheduled throughout the week on FS1, FS2 and the many FOX affiliates.
Jose Aldo, the reigning UFC featherweight champion, and top contender Chad Mendes will be featured on the hour-long program. The two collide Saturday night on pay-per-view, and FightLine will have complete coverage.
Check out the current lineup below, and FightLine will also have a replay of “Countdown to UFC 179″ when it becomes available.
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes
Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira
Light Heavyweight: Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer
Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins
Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Diego Ferreira
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. William Macario
Lightweight: Yan Cabral vs. Naoyuki Kotani
Flyweight: Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis
Featherweight: Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Christos Giagos
Lightweight: Fabricio Camoes vs. Tony Martin