UFC Fight Night 28 start times, fight card, TV info, media events, video preview


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.

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