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.