UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal streams exclusively on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday, July 11, at 10 p.m. ET, when the Octagon travels to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal will feature three championship bouts and kicks off a series of four events from UFC FIGHT ISLAND. UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, in his second title defense, faces No. 3-ranked contender and baddest in the sport, Jorge Masvidal, in the main event. The co-main will feature a rematch between featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski against former division champion and No. 1 contender Max Holloway.
UFC Fight Night on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker is set for this Saturday, June 27 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main event features No. 3-ranked lightweight contender Dustin Poirier (25-6-0) taking on No. 5-ranked Dan Hooker (20-8-0). In the co-main event, Mike Perry (13-6-0) faces Mickey Gall (6-2-0) in a welterweight bout.
UFC Fight Night on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov is set for this Saturday, June 20 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main event features No. 3-ranked heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes taking on No. 7-ranked Alexander Volkov. In the co-main event, Josh Emmett faces Shane Burgos in a battle of featherweight contenders.
UFC Fight Night on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo is set for this Saturday, June 13 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main event features No. 1 ranked women’s flyweight contender and former title challenger Jessica Eye taking on No. 10 ranked strawweight Cynthia Calvillo. In the co-main event, Karl Roberson faces Marvin Vettori in a battle of middleweight prospects.
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UFC 250: Nunes vs Spencer streams exclusively on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday, June 6, at 10 p.m. ET, live from the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas. The milestone 250th signature UFC event is headlined by double-champion Amanda Nunes taking on Canadian contender Felicia Spencer. Nunes, widely considered the top pound-for-pound female fighter, holds both the Featherweight and Bantamweight titles and has not lost since 2014. Spencer comes in having won four of her last five fights.
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UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns will appear on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ESPN+ this Saturday, May 30, beginning at 9 p.m. ET from UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main event features a pivotal welterweight bout between former champion and No. 1-ranked Tyron Woodley (19-4-1) and No. 6-ranked Gilbert Burns (18-3-0). Woodley, a champion for nearly three years, will return to the Octagon intent on making a statement after losing the title 14 months ago at UFC 235 to current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Burns, a rising star since moving back to the welterweight division, has won five consecutive fights and emerged as a legitimate title threat.
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Host Appearances by Dwayne Johnson, Tom Brady, Derek Jeter, LeBron James, Michael Phelps, Ronda Rousey, John Cena, Charles Barkley, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, J.J. Watt, and Andy Roddick
Athletes Serving as Hosts Have Combined to Win 35 MVP Awards, 29 Olympic Gold Medals, 10 Super Bowls, Nine NBA Titles and Five World Series
NBCSN to Present 20 Episodes in Primetime Next Monday-Friday
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 20, 2020 – NBC Sports presents classic sports-themed Saturday Night Live episodes on NBCSN next week, beginning Monday, May 25, at 8 p.m. ET with a Sept. 1991 episode hosted by Michael Jordan, just three months after he won the first of his six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls.
From next Monday through Friday in primetime, NBCSN will televise 20 SNL episodes dating back to the early 1990s that were hosted by the biggest names in sports. Athletes serving as host on next week’s stunt have combined to win 35 MVP awards (regular and postseason), 29 Olympic gold medals, 10 Super Bowls, nine NBA titles, and five World Series, not to mention a host of MMA and professional wrestling belts.
In addition to Michael Jordan, following are the SNL hosts in NBCSN appearance order: LeBron James, Charles Barkley, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, J.J. Watt, Dwayne Johnson, Andy Roddick, John Cena, Ronda Rousey, Michael Phelps, and Derek Jeter.
Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
The complete Saturday Night Live on NBCSN schedule is below:
|DATE||SNL EPISODE||TIME (ET)|
|Monday, May 25||Michael Jordan: Sept. 28, 1991||8 p.m.|
|LeBron James: Sept. 29, 2007||9 p.m.|
|Charles Barkley: Jan. 9, 2010||10 p.m.|
|Tuesday, May 26||Tom Brady: April 16, 2005||7 p.m.|
|Peyton Manning: March 24, 2007||8 p.m.|
|Eli Manning: May 5, 2012||9 p.m.|
|J.J. Watt: Feb. 1, 2020||10 p.m.|
|Wednesday, May 27||Dwayne Johnson: March 18, 2000||7 p.m.|
|Dwayne Johnson: April 13, 2002||8 p.m.|
|Dwayne Johnson: March 7, 2009||9 p.m.|
|Andy Roddick: Nov. 8, 2003||10 p.m.|
|Thursday, May 28||Dwayne Johnson: March 28, 2015||7 p.m.|
|John Cena: Dec. 10, 2016||8 p.m.|
|Dwayne Johnson: May 20, 2017||9 p.m.|
|Ronda Rousey: Jan. 23, 2016||10 p.m.|
|Friday, May 29||Michael Phelps: Sept. 13, 2008||7 p.m.|
|Derek Jeter: Dec. 1, 2001||8 p.m.|
|Charles Barkley: Jan. 7, 2012||9 p.m.|
|Charles Barkley: March 3, 2018||10 p.m.|
|Michael Jordan: Sept. 28, 1991||11 p.m.|
Every UFC competitor needs courage, but heavyweight Walt Harris has a different kind of strength. This Saturday night, Harris faces Alistair Overeem in UFC Fight Night on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris, the heavyweight’s first fight since the tragic murder of his stepdaughter, Aniah Blanchard last fall.
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A milestone eight-day run of UFC action continues with two UFC Fight Night events in a four-day span this week. Following an action-packed UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje last Saturday, UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Smith vs. Teixeira lands this Wednesday, May 13, beginning at 6 p.m. ET, exclusively on ESPN+. Then, on Saturday, May 16 at 6 p.m., UFC Fight Night on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris kicks off on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
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UFC 249: Ferguson vs Gaethje streams exclusively on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday, May 9, at 10 p.m. ET, live from VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL. The event features two of the most exciting fighters in UFC as No. 1-ranked lightweight contender Tony Ferguson and No. 4-ranked Justin Gaethje square off for the interim lightweight title.
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