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Fox UFC Fight Night (previously referred as Fox UFC Saturday for broadcasts on Fox or FS1 UFC Fight Night for broadcasts on other Fox-owned properties) was the branding used for telecasts of mixed martial art competitions from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) that were produced by Fox Sports. Previously, UFC on Fox was also used as a blanket title for UFC events aired on the Fox network, although since the concurrent launch of Fox Sports 1 and rebranding of Fuel TV as Fox Sports 2 in August 2013, all live UFC broadcasts on Fox-owned networks (including preliminaries, UFC Fight Night and The Ultimate Fighter Finale) have since used the name.
|Fox UFC Fight Night|
Current logo for Fox Sports' UFC coverage
|Also known as||'Fox UFC Saturday|
FS1 UFC Fight Night
FXX UFC Fight Night'
|Genre||Mixed martial arts telecasts|
|Presented by||(see section)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||(list of episodes)|
|Production location(s)||All locations in arenas|
|Running time||180 minutes or until game ends|
|Original network||Fox (2011–2018)|
Fox Deportes (2011–2018)
Channel FX (2012–2018)
Fuel TV (2012–2013)
Fox Sports 1 (2013–2018)
Fox Sports 2 (2013–2018)
|Picture format||720p (HDTV)|
(downconverted to letterboxed 480i on SDTV feed)
|Original release||November 12, 2011 –|
December 15, 2018
On August 18, 2011, the Ultimate Fighting Championship reached a seven-year broadcast agreement with Fox Sports, giving it the rights to televise matches sanctioned by the promotion through 2018, ending the UFC's relationship with cable channel Spike. Through the agreement, Fox Sports will air four live events per year in either prime time or late night, as well as other UFC programming (including UFC Fight Night, Road to the Octagon and The Ultimate Fighter) on its various broadcast and cable properties, including on Fox, FX and Fuel TV. The deal was significant as it marked the first time that the UFC would televise its events on terrestrial television in the United States.
Incidentally, MyNetworkTV (a sister network-turned-programming service of the Fox broadcast network) previously carried events from the International Fight League, then a competitor to the UFC, from September to November 2007 under a time-buy arrangement until the UFC purchased that promotion (MyNetworkTV is not included in Fox Sports' UFC agreement). The first UFC event to air as part of the agreement was a title card between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez, which aired on Fox on November 12, 2011.
- Jon Anik – commentator (2012–2018)
- Karyn Bryant – reporter (2013–2018)
- Joe Buck – studio host (2011)
- Daniel Cormier – analyst/commentator (2014–2018)
- Dominick Cruz – analyst/commentator (2014–2018)
- Nicole Dabeau – studio host/reporter (2012–2013)
- Brendan Fitzgerald – commentator (2017–2018)
- Kenny Florian – analyst (2012–2018)
- Jay Glazer – studio host (2011–2013)
- Mike Goldberg – commentator (2011-2016)
- Ariel Helwani – reporter (2014–2016)
- Curt Menefee – studio host (2012–2018)
- Joe Rogan – commentator (2011–2018)
- Jimmy Smith – analyst/commentator (2018)
- Brian Stann – analyst (2012–2017)
All matches listed are for those broadcast on the Fox network.
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