UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz features an all-star doubleheader on Saturday, March 5, featuring featherweight world champion Conor McGregor (19-2) moving to welterweight for an intriguing showdown with perennial contender Nate Diaz (19-10) in the main event. Plus, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-0) looks to follow up her stunning knockout of Ronda Rousey with another big win, this one against No. 2 ranked Miesha Tate (17-5).
FOX Sports features expanded coverage of the exciting event and announces its broadcast team including UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (@TheDomin8r), No. 2 ranked featherweight contender Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) and retired UFC middleweight Brian Stann (@BrianStann), who work as analysts alongside host Jay Glazer (@jayglazer) on the FOX Sports desk live in Las Vegas for the action on Friday and Saturday. Ariel Helwani (@ArielHelwani) serves as reporter, interviewing fighters backstage.
Saturday’s coverage features an expanded hour-and-a-half FS1 UFC 196 Pre-Fight Show (6:30 PM ET) with the same team on the desk, leading into the two-hour FS1 UFC Fight Night Prelims (8:00 PM ET). The Prelims feature two exciting welterweight battles including Brandon Thatch (11-3) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada (21-6-1) and Erik Silva (18-6, 1NC) against Nordine Taleb (10-3). Middleweights Vitor Miranda (12-4) and Marcelo Guimaraes (9-1-1) square off. No. 11-ranked featherweight Darren Elkins (20-5) and Chas Skelly (15-1) open the PRELIMS on FS1. Joe Rogan (@JoeRogan) and Mike Goldberg (@MFG16) call the fights on FS1 live from Las Vegas, while Victor Davila, Erik “Goyito” Perez, and Mario Delgado make the call in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
The evening wraps up after the Pay-Per-View with exclusive post-fight coverage on the FS1 UFC 196 post-fight show, including interviews of winners, highlights of the main card and analysis of all the action.
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