The debut of “Countdown” for UFC 179 will take place Sunday, October 19 on FOX Sports 1 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Replays are scheduled for the remainder of the week leading up to that Saturday’s pay-per-view event from Brazil.
The hour-long preview show highlights the main event between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. The fight is a rematch of an encounter won by Aldo with a first round finish.
Other planned fights include Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira and Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer. The entire card, which you can view below along with a video preview, takes place from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s Maracanazinho Gymnasium.
As always, FightLine will be providing wall-to-wall coverage of the entire card, including play-by-play and all your pre- and post-fight news and information.
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes
Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira
Light Heavyweight: Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer
Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins
Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Diego Ferreira
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. William Macario
Lightweight: Yan Cabral vs. Naoyuki Kotani
Flyweight: Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis
Featherweight: Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Christos Giagos
Lightweight: Fabricio Camoes vs. Tony Martin