Jon Anik and Jimmy Smith will be on the call this Saturday night for UFC 224 from Brazil, with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and former champion Dominick Cruz holding down the fort at the FOX Sports desk with Karyn Bryant.
Following impressive wins against Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey and Valentina Shevchenko that have cemented her superstar status, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes (15-4) defends her title for the first time in her home country in the main event of UFC 224. She faces hard-charging contender Raquel Pennington (9-6), who’s riding a four-fight win streak, including victories over former champ Tate and title challenger Bethe Correia.
Coverage begins with the weigh-in show on Friday at 4 p.m. ET on FS1, with a pre-fight show and prelims on Saturday on FX starting at 7 p.m. ET. The post-fight show will return to FS1 at 1 a.m. ET following the pay-per-view main card.
Below is the current fight card:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Raquel Pennington
Middleweight: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper
Bantamweight: John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher
Middleweight: Lyoto Machida vs. Vitor Belfort
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX/8 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson
Heavyweight: Aleksei Oliynik vs. Junior Albini
Lightweight: Davi Ramos vs. Nick Hein
Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
Middleweight: Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson
Welterweight: Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev