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Cormier Calling UFC 216

Daniel Cormier will help call the action and Paul Felder will work the desk this Saturday for the UFC 216 coverage.

The event airs on UFC Fight Pass, FX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and pay-per-view.

In the headline bout, Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee meet for the interim lightweight title.

Below is a press release with more details:

FOX Sports announces its broadcast team for UFC 216: FERGUSON VS. LEE on FS1, FX, FS2 and FOX Deportes this Friday and Saturday. Current UFC lightweight Paul Felder (@felderpaul) makes his FOX Sports studio analyst debut with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (@TWooodley), retired contender Kenny Florian (@KennyFlorian) and host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) from FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studios.

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 216: FERGUSON VS. LEE on Saturday live from Las Vegas. Reporter Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) interviews fighters on-site. Mario Delgado (@mariodelgadorzm), Santiago Ponzinibbio (@SPonzinibbioMMA) and Victor Davila (@mastervic10) call the Spanish language telecast on FOX Deportes.

No. 2-ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson (23-3) and No. 7 Kevin Lee (16-2) fight for the interim UFC lightweight title at UFC 216’s headliner on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Winner of season 13 of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, Ferguson has gone 12-1 in the Octagon with eight finishes and eight post-fight bonuses, cementing his place as not just one of the best fighters in the world, but one of the most exciting as well. He’ll face fellow contender Lee, who has nine UFC victories and plenty of ambition to add a gold championship belt to his trophy case when he puts his five-fight winning streak on the line.

In the co-main event, UFC’s first and only flyweight champion has a chance to make history as Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (26-2-1) defends his title against No. 3-ranked Ray Borg (11-2). Already tied with Anderson Silva for the most successful consecutive title defenses in UFC history, Johnson can break that record against Albuquerque’s Borg, a hungry challenger eager to stop Johnson’s quest for glory.

Saturday’s coverage begins on FX (7:00 PM ET) with the UFC 216 PREFIGHT SHOW with Bryant, Felder, Florian, Woodley and Olivi. The two-hour UFC 216 PRELIMS are on FX and FOX Deportes at 8:00 PM ET and feature four action-packed bouts. Bantamweight Tom Duquesnoy (15-1, 1NC) faces Cody Stamann (15-1). Lightweight Will Brooks (18-3) squares off with Nik Lentz (29-8-2, 1NC), while Lando Vannata (9-2) and Bobby Green (23-8) go head-to-head in another lightweight bout. Plus, Pearl Gonzalez (6-2) and Poliana Botelho (5-1) open the PRELIMS with an exciting strawweight bout.

The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the UFC 216 POSTFIGHT SHOW on FS2.

Leading up to UFC 216, 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 #UFC216 fights this Saturday.

Viewers can live stream the UFC shows on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The shows are available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store or on connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

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