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UFC Fight Night heads to Norfolk, Virginia, this Saturday, as a battle between lightweight contenders Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis headlines a main card full of long-time UFC veterans, including Matt Brown, Diego Sanchez, Andrei Arlovski, Nate Marquardt, Joe Lauzon and Clay Guida.
The first preliminary card, which starts at 6:30 p.m. ET, can be watched online via UFC Fight Pass, which offers a free 7-day trial.
The second prelim (8 p.m. ET) and main card (10 p.m.) will both be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. And if you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch FS1 online, on your phone or on another streaming device by signing up for a free trial of one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
FuboTV: Fox Sports 1 is included in the “Fubo Premier” channel package, which is $19.99 per month for the first two months and $39.99 per month after that. It comes with a free 7-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app
DirecTV Now: Fox Sports 1 is included in all four channel packages, ranging from $35 to $70 per month. It comes with a free 7-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app
Sling TV: Fox Sports 1 is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package for $25 per month. It comes with a free 7-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app
Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Middleweight: Darren Stewart vs Karl Roberson
Light Heavyweight: Jake Collier vs Marcel Fortuna
Welterweight: Court McGee vs Sean Strickland
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Women’s Strawweight: Angela Hill vs Nina Ansaroff
Lightweight: Sage Northcutt vs Michael Quinones
Women’s Strawweight: Tatiana Suarez vs Viviane Pereira
Bantamweight: John Dodson vs Marlon Moraes
Lightweight: Joe Lauzon vs Clay Guida
Catchweight (138.5 pounds): Raphael Assuncao vs Matthew Lopez
Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs Cezar Ferreira
Heavyweight: Junior Albini vs Andrei Arlovski
Welterweight: Matt Brown vs Diego Sanchez
Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs Anthony Pettis
Since losing his lightweight title to Rafael dos Anjos in 2015, Pettis has struggled to find his way, losing to Eddie Alvarez, Edson Barboza and then Max Holloway at featherweight. His return to lightweight in July resulted in a unanimous decision victory over Jim Miller, though, and Poirier isn’t taking his opponent lightly.
“He’s been off and on since he lost the belt, but he’s still very dangerous with his unpredictability, his kickboxing and also his jiu-jitsu,” Poirier said. “I think he’s submitted more people than he’s knocked out, so we can’t look past that. But where I’m at in my career and the way I feel, I feel like it’s the perfect matchup at the perfect time.”
Poirier’s last official result is also a win over Miller, as his bout with Eddie Alvarez in May ended in a no contest when “The Underground King” landed an illegal knee to Poirier’s head. But he was well on his way to winning that fight, and an impressive performance against Pettis on Saturday night could vault Poirier right into the lightweight title mix once the Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov triangle is sorted out.
Beyond the main event, the rest of the night is scattered with UFC legends and veterans, as the 12 fighters on the main card have combined for an astounding 58 post-fight award bonuses throughout their UFC careers, led by Joe Lauzon’s 15.