It’s fight week again for the UFC, and Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 28 event marks the organization’s third show in a seven-day span.

Here’s the essential information for the mid-week show.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 28 START TIME: UFC Fight Night 28 (previously UFC on FOX Sports 1 3) takes place Wednesday at Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The night kicks off with a lone Facebook prelim at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT). FOX Sports 1 then carries four prelims at 5 p.m. ET and the six-fight main card at 7 p.m. ET.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 28 BACKGROUND: After two FOX Sports 1 cards in the U.S., the UFC takes the new event series to Brazil for its first international edition. While much of the preliminary card features lower-ranked competitors, the top three bouts all feature fighters who are highly ranked in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA rankings. The light-heavyweight headliners pits No. 7 Glover Teixeira (21-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) vs. No. 10 Ryan Bader (15-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC). The co-headliner features No. 4 middleweight Yushin Okami (29-7 MMA, 13-4 UFC) vs. No. 8 Ronaldo Souza (18-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC), and No. 2 flyweight Joseph Benavidez (18-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) meets No. 5 Jussier Formiga (15-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC).

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 28 ON-SITE REPORTER: MMAjunkie.com lead staff reporter John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) is on site in Belo Horizonte. Give him a follow for updates throughout fight week.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 28 OPEN WORKOUTS TODAY: UFC Fight Night 28's open fighter workouts take place today at Ouro Minas Palace in Belo Horizonte. However, they’re closed to the public. They kick off at 12:30 p.m. ET and include Teixeira, Bader, Okami, Souza, Rafael Natal and Lucas Martins. We’ll have full coverage throughout the evening.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 28 WEIGH-INS ON TUESDAY: Tuesday’s UFC Fight Night 28 fighter weigh-ins take place at Mineirinho Arena. You can watch a live video stream or get text-only results beginning at 3 p.m. ET. We’ll also have a video replay and full photo gallery available afterward.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 28 ON WEDNESDAY: Join us Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. ET for UFC Fight Night 28 play-by-play and live results. You can also discuss UFC Fight Night 28 in our discussion thread. Afterward, watch the post-UFC Fight Night 28 press conference on MMAjunkie.com at approximately 10:30 p.m. ET.

The official UFC Fight Night 28 card includes:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Ryan Bader vs. Glover Teixeira
  • Yushin Okami vs. Ronaldo Souza
  • Joseph Benavidez vs. Jussier Formiga
  • Piotr Hallmann vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Rafael Natal vs. Tor Troeng
  • Ali Bagautinov vs. Marcos Vinicius

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET)

  • Felipe Arantes vs. Edimilson Souza
  • Ramiro Hernandez vs. Lucas Martins
  • Elias Silverio vs. Joao Zeferino
  • Ivan Jorge vs. Keith Wisniewski

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET)

  • Sean Spencer vs. Yuri Villefort

For the latest on UFC Fight Night 28, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC on Fox 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 views

Renan Barao is going to regain his UFC bantamweight title in the most highly anticipated rematch in mixed martial arts. Barao will take on current champion T.J. Dillashaw for a second time after losi read news >>

UFC Fight Night 72: Bisping vs. Leites Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More

  • 13 days ago
  • 34 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been on a roll as of late. Can Michael Bisping and Thales Leites keep it going in the main event of UFC Fight Night 72 from Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday? The read news >>

Bellator 140: Lima vs. Koreshkov Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More

  • 15 days ago
  • 3 views

It's been more than a year since Douglas Lima was in the Bellator cage, but the reigning welterweight champion will return on Friday night to defend his title against the highly touted Andrey Koreshk read news >>

UFC Fight Night 71: Mir vs. Duffee Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More

  • 16 days ago
  • 22 views

After the show the Utimate Fighting Championship put on for UFC 189 and in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter Season 21 Finale on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, Frank Mir and Todd Duffee have read news >>

UFC 189: Start Time, Prelim Live Stream Info and Full Fight Card Predictions

  • 19 days ago
  • 111 views

The word "stacked" gets thrown around all too often in describing MMA cards, but UFC 189's slate of fights lives up to the adjective. Not one but two championship belts will be on the line. Robbie La read news >>

Mendes vs. McGregor: Latest Comments, Weigh-In Info and Predictions for UFC 189

  • 19 days ago
  • 12 views

Both "The Notorious" Conor McGregor and Chad "Money" Mendes made weight for the main event scrap at UFC 189. Mendes was half a pound under the featherweight limit at 144.5 pounds, and McGregor was ri read news >>

UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 views

The main event at UFC 189 lost one of its stars, but the replacement could provide an even better bout. A rib injury forced Jose Aldo out of his grudge match with "The Notorious" Conor McGregor. Chad read news >>