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TUF Finale 26: Dan Hellie Set For UFC Debut This Friday Night

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Dan Hellie, who has worked with NFL Network and was the play-by-play voice of Dana White’s “Contender Series,” will make his UFC debut Friday night at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale.

Hellie will be calling the action with Daniel Cormier, the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion.

FOX Sports announces Dan Hellie (@DanHellie) makes his FS1 blow-by-blow announcer debut alongside analyst and current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) for THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION FINALE live in Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 1. Heidi Androl (@HeidiAndrol) adds reports and interviews fighters onsite. Victor Davila (@mastervic10) and Marlon Vera (@chitoveraUFC) have the call for THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION FINALE in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

On Saturday, Dec. 2, analyst Joe Rogan (@JoeRogan) and blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik (@Jon¬_Anik) call the FS1 UFC 218 PRELIMS live from Detroit. Reporter Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) interviews fighters on-site. Davila and Vera are joined by Mario Delgado (@mariodelgadorzm) to call UFC 218 in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

For FS1’s weekend coverage of the back-to-back UFC events, former middleweight champion Michael Bisping (@Bisping) and former light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans (@SugaRashadEvans) serve as analysts alongside host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) in FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studio.

FS1’s UFC programming starts on Wednesday, Nov. 29 with UFC TONIGHT airing at a special time, 6:00 PM ET with hosts Kenny Florian and Daniel Cormier previewing the exciting doubleheader weekend. The final episode of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION also airs at a special time Wednesday (11:00 PM ET), with TUF TALK following at midnight.

On Thursday, Nov. 30, the FS1 THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER WEIGH-IN SHOW is telecast at 8:30 PM ET with Bryant, Bisping and Evans in studio and Androl reporting onsite. The same crew kicks off Friday, Dec. 1 with the FS1 UFC 218 WEIGH-IN SHOW at 6:00 PM ET, while the FS1 THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE PREFIGHT SHOW follows at 7:00 PM ET.

Continuing on Friday, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE PRELIMS begin on FS1 at 8:00 PM ET, with four exciting bouts, while the three-hour main card continues at 10:00 PM ET, with an additional six fights. The final line up and bout order will be announced on Wednesday following the conclusion of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER. Friday night’s coverage wraps with the FS1 THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE POSTFIGHT SHOW at 1:00 AM ET.

On Saturday, Dec. 2, UFC 218 programming kicks off at 7:00 PM ET with the FS1 UFC 218 PREFIGHT SHOW, previewing the evening’s fights.

The two-hour FS1 UFC 218 PRELIMS begin at 8:00 PM ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes with four exciting bouts. Charles Oliveira (22-7, 1NC) and Paul Felder (14-3) collide in a lightweight bout. No. 15-ranked welterweight Alex Oliveira (17-3-1, 2NC) faces Yancy Medeiros (14-4, 1NC). David Teymur (6-1) and Drakkar Klose (8-0-1) square off in a lightweight battle. Plus, No. 9-ranked strawweight Felice Herrig (13-6) and No. 11 Cortney Casey (7-4) open the PRELIMS.

The evening’s coverage wraps with the FS1 218 POSTFIGHT SHOW at 1:00 AM ET, with Bryant, Bisping and Evans recapping the fights, while Olivi interviews fighters.

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 updates throughout the #UFC218 fights this Saturday.

Viewers can live stream the UFC shows on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The shows are available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.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 also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.