With Special Four-Hour Edition
UFC: Key Featherweight Bout in Rare Saturday Afternoon
FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT
Soccer: USWNT Faces New Zealand on FOX Sports 1
in Preparation for Women’s World Cup
#ICYMI: Alonzo Mourning tells Katie Nolan that Michael Jordan would average 50 points per game if he played in the NBA today
NASCAR RACE HUB
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Wednesday, April 1 – Friday, April 3 (6:00 PM ET); Monday, April 6 Thursday, April 9 (6:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Co-hosts Adam Alexander, John Roberts and Danielle Trotta; analysts Larry McReynolds, Jeff Hammond and Wally Dallenbach; reporters Alan Cavanna, Andrew Doud and Kaitlyn Vincie
- This Week: On Wednesday, April 1, driver/guest analyst Joey Logano; on Thursday, April 2, a special Wendy Venturini sit-down interview with Martin Truex Jr. and girlfriend Sherry Pollex regarding how their lives have changed since Pollex’s cancer diagnosis; on Friday, April 3, a special “Best of” edition recaps the 2015 NASCAR season-to-date as teams head into the first off weekend of the season for Easter.
- Next Week: Driver/guest analyst David Ragan on Monday, April 6; crew chief/guest analyst Drew Blickensderfer on Tuesday, April 7.
FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP
FORMULA E MAKES SECOND U.S. STOP; LONG BEACH ePRIX MARKS ROUND 6 OF INAUGURAL SEASON FOR ZERO-EMISSION SERIES
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, April 4 (6:30 PM ET)
- Talent: Bob Varsha, Dario Franchitti, Jack Nicholls, Nicki Shields and Robert Llewellyn
- This Week: Varsha hosts a 30-minute pre-race show before the fully electric cars take to the track for Round 6 of the 11-race inaugural season. The 2.1km track uses a modified configuration of the iconic Long Beach street circuit in Southern California, which is the longest running in the U.S., beginning in 1975 and hosting Formula One from 1976 to 1983 before staging annual CART, Champ Car and IndyCar races. Heading into the Long Beach ePrix, Nicolas Prost, son of four-time Formula One champion Alain Prost, sits atop the points standings in his e.dams Renault (67 points), followed by Lucas Di Grassi (60, Audi Sport ABT) and Sam Bird (52, Virgin Racing). The U.S. entries of Andretti Formula E and Dragon Racing sit fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 10-team series standings. For more information on Formula E, please visit: www.fiaformulae.com.
TOP-RANKED FEATHERWEIGHTS MENDES AND LAMAS HEADLINE A RARE AFTERNOON UFC FIGHT NIGHT
Two of the top featherweights in the world, No. 1-ranked Chad Mendes and No. 4 Ricardo Lamas, headline the rare late morning/early afternoon FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MENDES VS. LAMAS on Saturday, April 4. Seven hours of live coverage begins with the FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW at 10:00 AM ET, and the main card begins at 1:00 PM ET. FOX UFC analyst Dominick Cruz believes both headliners have similar styles, which makes for an exciting fight: “Chad Mendes has nasty wrestling, and Ricardo Lamas does, too. Therefore, their wrestling could cancel out, and that means they’ll both go out to throw down for the fans. Watch for both to throw overhand rights, a lot of boxing and some big kicks from Lamas.” FOX Sports 1 telecasts the event live from the Fairfax, Va. Watch a promo here: https://youtu.be/uaTeiGpSYSM
UFC TONIGHT: MENDES VS. LAMAS PREVIEW, PLUS MENDES AND PENA INTERVIEWS
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, April 1 (8:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier, Karyn Bryant and Ariel Helwani
- This Week: On this week’s UFC TONIGHT, hosts Kenny Florian and Daniel Cormier preview UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MENDES VS. LAMAS and interview No. 1-ranked featherweight Chad Mendes about his headliner. Plus, they talk to Julianna Pena about her bout against Milana Dudieva on Saturday. Karyn Bryant and Ariel Helwani add reports.
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS: BEST OF 2014
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, April 1 (9:30 PM ET)
- Talent: Mark Hunt, Donald Cerrone, Alistair Overeem and Dan Henderson
- This Week: The best finishes of 2014 go another round in the spotlight on this episode of UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS, with the biggest names in the UFC including Mark Hunt, Donald Cerrone, Alistair Overeem, Dan Henderson and more.
FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday, April 3 (12:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Karyn Bryant, Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier and Heidi Androl
- This Week: The UFC WEIGH-IN features host Karyn Bryant, with analysts Kenny Florian and Daniel Cormier breaking down the fighters on the card as they attempt to make weight. Heidi Androl interviews fighters during the show.
FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW: MENDES VS. LAMAS PREVIEW
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, April 4 (10:00 AM ET)
- Talent: Karyn Bryant, Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier, Heidi Androl
- This Week: Host Bryant and analysts Florian and Cormier preview the exciting afternoon of fights including the much anticipated headliner between two top-ranked featherweights – No. 1 ranked Chad Mendes and No. 4 Ricardo Lamas. Bryant, Florian and Cormier also analyze the other matchups on the main card and prelims.
FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS FEATURE FOUR EXCITING BOUTS
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, April 4 (11:00 AM ET)
- Talent: Jon Anik, Brian Stann, Karyn Bryant, Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier and Heidi Androl
- This Week: The two-hour FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS feature four exciting fights, with No. 9 ranked bantamweight Liz Carmouche (8-5) vs. Lauren Murphy (8-1). Lightweights Gray Maynard (12-5-1, 1NC) and Alexander Yakovlev (21-6-1) square off. Heavyweights Shamil Abdurakhimov (15-2) and Timothy Johnson (8-1) throw down, while Ron Stallings (12-7, 1NC) and Justin Jones (3-1) open the PRELIMS with a middleweight bout.
FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT FEATURES KEY FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, April 4 (1:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Jon Anik and Brian Stann
- This Week: The three-hour main card features No. 1 ranked featherweight Chad Mendes (16-2) vs. No. 4 ranked Ricardo Lamas (15-3) in the main event. The co-main event sees No. 14 ranked lightweight Jorge Masvidal (28-8) against No. 15 Al Iaquinta (11-3-1). Michael Chiesa (11-2) faces Mitch Clarke (11-2) in a key lightweight bout. No. 13 ranked women’s bantamweight Julianna Pena (6-2) returns from a long injury layoff against Milana Dudieva (11-3). No. 12 ranked featherweight Clay Guida (31-12) battles Robbie Peralta (18-5, 1NC), while Dustin Poirier (16-4) returns to lightweight to face Diego Ferreira (10-1) in the main card opener.
FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW RECAPS EVENT
- Network/When: FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, April 4 (4:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Karyn Bryant, Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier and Heidi Androl
- This Week: Host Bryant and analysts Florian and Cormier break down the day’s biggest bouts including the headliner between featherweight contenders Mendes and Lamas. They also interview the big winners.
UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER: BEST OF MACHIDA
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, April 5 (10:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Jon Anik
- This Week: Watch Lyoto Machida’s exclusive account of one of the greatest fights of 2014 as he battles Chris Weidman for the middleweight belt. Then, he shows his techniques behind the truly unique signature moves. Finally, “The Dragon” describes the principles of his Warrior Code.
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS: BEST OF THE LIGHTER WEIGHT CLASSES
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, April 5 (10:30 PM ET)
- Talent: Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo and Donald Cerrone
- This Week: UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS presents fight finishes from the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight divisions, including the best from superstars such as Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Donald Cerrone and more.
UNDEFEATED RAMIREZ HEADLINES GOLDEN BOY’S LA FIGHT CLUB
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Thursday, April 2 (10:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Mario Lopez, Douglas Fischer, Beto Duran, Jessica Rosales
- This Week: East Los Angeles native and boxing legacy Julian “El Camarón” Ramirez (13-0, 8 KOs) faces the seasoned fighter Raul “Bule” Hidalgo (23-12, 17 KOs) of Casas Grandes, Mexico, in a 10-round featherweight bout headlining Golden Boy’s LA FIGHT CLUB live from The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. “Julian Ramirez will be a world champion in a year if he gets past this tough fight,” says Golden Boy Promotions Founder and President Oscar De La Hoya. “These two guys are evenly matched. Both have knockout power will be looking to end it early.” The co-main event features 2012 Brazilian Olympic Bronze medalist Yamaguchi Falcao (4-0, 2 KOs) in a six-round featherweight bout. Opening up the telecast, two-time Brazilian Olympic team member Everton Lopes (1-0) makes his second professional appearance.
U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM FACES NEW ZEALAND SATURDAY ON FOX SPORTS 1
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, April 4 (4:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Coverage begins with a pregame show hosted by Kate Abdo who is joined by former USWNT stars Heather Mitts and Leslie Osborne and U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Eric Wynalda. Play-by-play announcer Justin Kutcher and retired USWNT midfielder Aly Wagner call the match live on-site with Jenny Taft reporting from the pitch.
- This Week: The U.S. Women’s National Team, recently crowned Algarve Cup champions, begins domestic preparations for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ with an important friendly against New Zealand, also World Cup-bound, live from St. Louis’ Busch Stadium on Saturday, April 4. This is the first of four domestic matches as the USWNT reaches the final stretch before the tournament in Canada begins June 6.
MLS SOCCER SUNDAY CONTINUES ON FOX SPORTS 1
- Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO & FOX Deportes, Sunday, April 5 (7:00 PM ET)
- Talent: John Strong, Alexi Lalas and Julie Stewart-Binks
- This Week: USMNT World Cup Star Graham Zusi and Sporting Kansas City take on the Philadelphia Union and midfielder Maurice Edu.
FA CUP 6TH ROUND REPLAY: BLACKBURN VS. LIVERPOOL
- Blackburn vs. Liverpool, FOX Sports 1, & FOX Sports GO, Monday, April 8 (2:30 PM ET)
- Talent: Rob Stone, Eric Wynalda, Warren Barton and Alexi Lalas
- Next Week: FOX Sports’ exclusive live coverage of the FA Cup, the world’s oldest soccer competition and England’s main domestic cup tournament, continues next week on FOX Sports 1 with 6th round replay action.
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMIFINALS CONTINUE NEXT WEEK
- Alajuelense vs. Montreal Impact: Semifinal Leg 2, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports GO, Tuesday, April 7 (10:00 PM ET)
- Club America vs. Herediano: Semifinal Leg 2, FOX Sports 2 &FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, April 8 (10:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Mark Rogondino and Cobi Jones.
- Next Week: The region’s top club competition, the CONCACAF Champions League, begins semifinal action on FOX Sports 2.
MLB WHIPAROUND OPENS 2015 BASEBALL SEASON WITH SPECIAL FOUR-HOUR EDITION
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Monday, April 6 (1:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Kevin Burkhardt, Frank Thomas, CJ Nitkowski
- This Week: FOX Sports 1’s special four-hour edition of MLB WHIPAROUND dissects the offseason moves and previews upcoming rosters with live look-ins and updates from several Opening Day games being played throughout the afternoon. MLB WHIPAROUND continues later that night in its normal time slot of 7:00 PM ET with Burkhardt, Thomas & Nitkowski breaking down and previewing MLB’s evening games. Additional days & on-air talent are listed below.
- Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7-8: Chris Myers, Frank Thomas, CJ Nitkowski (7:00 PM ET)
FOX SPORTS LIVE – FINAL FOUR COVERAGE IN-STUDIO AND FROM SITE, MLB 1-ON-1’S WITH TROUT, STANTON, ELLSBURY, HARPER, MADDON, WED. – SUN.
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, Charissa Thompson, Don Bell, Ryan Field, Reid Forgrave, Casey Jacobsen, Donny Marshall, Kevin O’Neill, Petros Papadakis, Bill Reiter, Clay Travis.
- This Week: FOX Sports 1’s flagship nightly highlight, news and opinion show rolls on this week featuring extended highlights and analysis, covering the action from across the spectrum of sports. The NCAA Tournament reaches its crescendo with Saturday’s semifinals and Monday’s national championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Saturday’s games feature Michigan State vs. Duke and Kentucky vs. Wisconsin, as FOX Sports 1 college basketball insider Reid Forgrave and analyst Jim Jackson report live from site with pregame breakdowns and postgame insights beginning Friday night on FOX SPORTS LIVE. Live hits also come from site on Monday night following the title game. With the Major League Baseball season opening next week, a 1-on-1 interview series began Monday night and continues all the way through the weekend. Subjects include All-Stars Mike Trout (Wednesday), Giancarlo Stanton (Thursday), Jacoby Ellsbury (Friday) and Bryce Harper (Saturday), with the series concluding on Sunday night with Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
AMERICA’S PREGAME – CONTINUED NCAA TOURNAMENT COVERAGE, BONUS EDITION MLB OPENING DAY SPECIAL MONDAY, NHL/NBA PREVIEWS AS PLAYOFFS NEAR
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, weekdays (5:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Mike Hill, Molly McGrath, Joel Klatt, Alexi Lalas, Casey Jacobsen, Corey Maggette, Ephraim Salaam, Eric Wynalda
- This Week: This week’s show includes preview coverage of this weekend’s NCAA Tournament Final Four from Indianapolis, with former All-Americans and current analysts Casey Jacobsen and Austin Croshere in studio on Friday. With a new baseball season getting underway on Monday, the show airs in separate one-hour blocks, coming on the air at 12:00 PM ET for the first-ever AMERICA’S PREGAME MLB Opening Day Special and then again at its normal time, 5:00 PM ET, for the regular version of the show. Both the NBA and NHL regular seasons are drawing to a close, nightly previews continue to come in from local correspondents around the country as teams jockey for playoff positioning and fight for final seeds and the right to continue playing in their respective tournaments.
PURE SPORTS – NEW FEATURE SERIES HOSTED BY PAM OLIVER SHOWCASES THE BEST STORIES IN SPORTS; TWO-EPISODE PREMIERE – APRIL 9
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Weds. April 9 (10:00 PM ET – 11:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Pam Oliver
- This Week: Making her FOX Sports 1 hosting debut, senior correspondent and veteran newswoman Pam Oliver hosts PURE SPORTS, a 30-minute news magazine show telling the best stories from across the spectrum of the sports world. The show debuts Wednesday, April 9 at 10:00 PM ET, with theme of “Struggle and Hope,” showcasing three inspiring and individually unique feature stories, including the special relationship between golf icon Tiger Woods and young golfer who has one arm, the therapeutic effect of basketball on the typhoon-stricken Philippines and a story of NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s tribute to a fallen military serviceman. Premiering a second episode immediately afterwards at 10:30 PM ET, the second show, an auto racing-themed installment, looks at the story of Jay Blake, who became the first blind crew chief in professional auto racing, a Hendrick Motorsports machinist who dealt with a tragic loss from the Boston Marathon bombings and a profile of Krissie Newman, who provides a glimpse into her life a NASCAR wife, mother and animal welfare advocate.
MEN’S LACROSSE: VILLANOVA MEETS NO. 5 DENVER IN BIG EAST BATTLE
- Friday, April 3:
- Villanova at No. 5 Denver
- FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO (8:30 PM ET)
- Jason Benetti and Ron Zwerin
- Friday, April 3:
- This Week: Villanova meets No. 5 Denver in a battle of BIG EAST foes Friday evening on FOX Sports 1. Pioneers freshman Trevor Baptiste set a school record with 25 face-off wins in Denver’s win over Georgetown last weekend, while Villanova junior Johnny Gallaway scored a career-high four goals in the Wildcats’ 9-8 loss to No. 13 Marquette.
TENNIS LEGENDS FACE OFF AT 2015 POWERSHARES SERIES
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Thursday, April 3 (7:30 PM ET)
- Talent: Brett Haber and Mark Knowles
- This Week: This week in the 2015 PowerShares Series, tennis icons James Blake, Jim Courier, John McEnroe and Andy Roddick go head-to-head at the Sears Centre outside of Chicago. Blake takes on Courier in the first semifinal, while McEnroe and Roddick face off in the second with the winners advancing to a one-set championship final. The 2015 PowerShares Series is a competitive tennis circuit featuring legendary tennis icons and world-renowned champions Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Roddick, McEnroe, Courier, Michael Chang, Blake, and Mark Philippoussis playing 12-city tours of one-night tournaments.
GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN TAKES ON BIGGEST STORIES IN SPORTS
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, April 5 (9:30 PM ET)
- Talent: Katie Nolan
- This Week: Katie Nolan continues to tackle the hottest topics in sports, interjecting her wit, sarcasm and comedy in the weekly show GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN on FOX Sports 1. In case you missed it, last week Nolan fulfilled a lifelong dream of driving a Zamboni, sat down with NBA legend Alonzo Mourning and more. Check out this week’s #JUNKMAIL where Katie answers questions about last week’s episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZGyHLQcULY