Two current UFC champions will be working the upcoming UFC on FOX 21 card, as Daniel Cormier and Dominick Cruz anchor the desk analysts team.
Brian Stann will replace Joe Rogan on the call with Mike Goldberg for Saturday night’s event from Vancouver.
Below is a complete press release:
A pair of UFC champions, light heavyweight Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) and bantamweight Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz), serve as desk analysts alongside FOX Sports host Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) for FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MAIA VS. CONDIT live on FOX and FOX Deportes on Saturday, Aug. 27 (8:00 PM ET). Brian Stann (@BrianStann) and Mike Goldberg (@MFG16) call the fights on FOX live from Vancouver, while Victor Davila and Santiago Ponzinibbio call the action in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
Former interim UFC welterweight champion and current No. 5-ranked Carlos Condit (30-8) looks to continue his march back to the top of the division when he faces veteran Brazilian contender and No. 4 ranked Demian Maia (23-6) in the headliner in Vancouver. Also featured on the four-fight main card, former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (18-5) makes his featherweight debut against No. 6-ranked Charles Oliveira (21-5, 1NC). Strawweight star Paige VanZant (6-2) faces Bec Rawlings (7-4). Plus, lightweight veterans Joe Lauzon (26-12) and Jim Miller (26-8, 1NC) meet in a rematch of their epic 2012 bout.
The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS on FOX and FOX Deportes begin at 6:00 PM ET with four more exciting fights. Middleweights Sam Alvey (27-8, 1NC) and Kevin Casey (9-4-1, 2NC) battle. Enrique Barzola (12-2-1) meets Kyle Bochniak (6-1) in a featherweight duel. Garreth McLellan (13-4) faces Alessio Di Chirico (9-1) in a middleweight bout, while Shane Campbell (12-5) welcomes undefeated Felipe Silva (7-0) to the lightweight division to open the PRELIMS.
Coverage begins Saturday with the FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW at 5:00 PM ET on FS2, while the FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW recaps the action immediately following the main event (10:00 PM ET) on FS1. Anik, Cormier and Cruz man the desk for both shows, with Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) reporting.
The UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW kicks off the weekend on FS1 Friday, Aug. 26 (7:00 PM ET) hosted by the same crew as fighters tip the scales. Bryant adds reports and interviews fighters backstage.
FS1 coverage of FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MAIA VS. CONDIT begins with UFC TONIGHT on Wednesday, Aug. 24 (8:00 PM ET) with hosts Kenny Florian (@KennyFlorian) and Cormier previewing the headliner and other bouts on the card.