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UFC 215: Michael Bisping, Tyron Woodley Join FS1 Team

UFC champions Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley, along with former titleholder Daniel Cormier, will all be part of Saturday’s UFC 215.

No, none of them will be in action, instead working for FOX Sports 1 and the pay-per-view broadcast.

Below is a release from FOX Sports:

FOX Sports has set its broadcast team for UFC 215: JOHNSON VS. BORG on FS1 and FOX Deportes on Saturday, Sept. 9. UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping (@Bisping) and welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (@TWooodley) work as studio desk analysts from FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studios with host Todd Grisham (@GrishamMMA). Reporter Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) interviews fighters on-site.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) joins analyst Joe Rogan (@JoeRogan) and blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik (@Jon¬_Anik) to call UFC 215: JOHNSON VS. BORG on Saturday live from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. UFC bantamweight Marlon “Chito” Vera (@chitoveraUFC), Santiago Ponzinibbio (@SPonzinibbioMMA) and Victor Davila (@mastervic10) call the Spanish language telecast on FOX Deportes.

The UFC’s first and only flyweight champion has a chance to make history at UFC 215, as Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (26-2-1) defends his title against No. 3-ranked Ray Borg (11-2) in the main event. Already tied with Anderson Silva for most consecutive title defenses in UFC history at 10, Johnson can top that record against Albuquerque’s Borg, a hungry challenger eager to stop Johnson’s quest for glory. Plus, one of the UFC’s fiercest rivalries will be settled as Amanda Nunes (14-4) defends her women’s bantamweight title against Valentina Shevchenko (14-2) in a highly anticipated rematch.

The two-hour UFC 215 PRELIMS are on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday at 8:00 PM ET and feature four action-packed bouts. No. 6-ranked bantamweight Sara McMann (11-3) faces No. 13 Ketlen Vieira (8-0). No. 2-ranked flyweight Henry Cejudo (10-2) squares off with No. 4 Wilson Reis (22-7), while bantamweights Sarah Moras (4-3) and Ashlee Evans-Smith (5-2) go head-to-head. Plus, undefeated Gavin Tucker (10-0) and Rick Glenn (19-4-1) open the PRELIMS with an exciting featherweight bout.

Saturday’s coverage begins on FS2 (7:00 PM ET) with the UFC 215 PREFIGHT SHOW with Grisham, Bisping, Woodley and Olivi. The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the UFC 215 POSTFIGHT SHOW on FS2. The UFC 215 WEIGH-IN SHOW takes place on Friday, Sept. 8 (6:00 PM ET) on FS1 with the same studio crew.

Leading up to UFC 215, 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 all updates throughout the #UFC215 fights this Saturday.