Decorated Marine & UFC Fighter Brian Stann Joins Prefight Coverage
FOX Saturday Baseball Game of the Week:
White Sox/Tigers; Diamondbacks/Mets; Brewers/Giants Saturday at 3:30 PM ET
NASCAR on FOX & SPEED Broadcaster Michael Waltrip Works Prerace & Drives in Talladega – Expanded Coverage Begins Sunday at 12:00 PM ET
FOX SPORTS, FUEL TV, FOX DEPORTES, FOXSPORTS.COM & FOX SPORTS RADIO COVER EVERY ANGLE OF DIAZ VS. MILLER – Once again, UFC ON FOX invades primetime with a two-hour quadruple-header this Saturday, May 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET) live from Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. FOX Sports’ Curt Menefee kicks off the night, hosting pre- and postfight coverage alongside UFC Hall of Famer Randy Coutureand UFC middleweight fighter Brian Stann. Once the battles begin, UFC announcers Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg have the call. Action kicks off Friday, May 4 (4:00 PM ET) with the live UFC Weigh-In on FUEL TV.Karyn Bryant hosts the show from FUEL TV’s Los Angeles studios, while UFC veteran Kenny Florian and current UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson offer analysis. Saturday, May 5 (5:00 PM ET), FUEL TV begins live coverage of the night’s undercards, live from East Rutherford, NJ. UFC Prelims on FUEL TV are hosted by Rogan and Goldberg. FUEL TV wraps coverage of the main event with the live UFC Postfight Show on FUEL TV immediately following UFC on FOX Saturday, May 5 (10:00 PM ET). Jay Glazer leads the one-hour recap from FUEL TV’s Los Angeles studios, with Florian and Henderson’s analysis. Ariel Helwani interviews fighters backstage after the bout. FOX Deportes simulcasts the prelims and main card fights on Saturday, May 5beginning at 5:00 PM ET. FOX Sports Radio also simulcasts the main card fights beginning at 8:00 PM ET. Following the fights, mixed martial arts expert Larry Pepe hosts a FOX Sports Radio wrap-up show with interviews and call-ins from 10:00 PM-1:00 AM ET. Fans can tune into their local FOX Sports Radio affiliate or listen live at www.FOXSportsRadio.com.
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WHITE, STANN, MENEFEE AND SHANKS PREVIEW UFC ON FOX DIAZ VS. MILLER – During today’s UFC on FOX preview press call, UFC President Dana White, UFC on FOX host Curt Menefee, UFC on FOX analystBrian Stann and FOX Sports Media Group Co-President & COO Eric Shanks talked about the UFC on FOX partnership and looked ahead to this weekend’s highly anticipated matchups.
For a complete replay of the call dial 719-457-0820 and enter passcode 9548351
DECORATED MARINE & UFC FAN FAVORITE BRIAN STANN JOINS FOX SPORTS AS ANALYSTSATURDAY – UFC middleweight contender and UFC on FOX analyst Brian Stann is known as one of the good guys in MMA. He played linebacker at the Naval Academy and then went on to serve as a Marine in Iraq. Stann was awarded a Silver Star medal in March 2006 for his actions and bravery in combat during Operation Matador in Iraq. He ended active duty in the US Marine Corps as a Captain in May 2008, but continues to stay involved with the military. He is president of Hire Heroes USA which is dedicated to creating job opportunities for veterans.
Fans love to root for Stann both inside and out of the Octagon. After his insightful and well-spoken analysis during a UFC on FUEL fight this February, the fan response was terrific. When he got word that FOX wanted to use him on future events he tweeted, “Huge thanks to all the fans who have supported me after the FUEL broadcast. Looks like I will be doing live FOX shows now. Power of the fans.” Stann is coming off a knockout victory over Alessio Sakara in mid-April which earned him praise for his sportsmanship and class when he realized the opponent was out before the referee did and backed off. His next fight against former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard is expected to headline UFC on FOX August 4.
Stann on being an analyst for UFC on FOX – “I was fortunate to get selected for this position because the people at FOX and UFC trust me to always do my homework. I’m a student of the game. I’m going to know all the fighters and the fights that are on the card and then I’m fortunate that I’ve been born with the ability to think quickly. I’ve got to go out there and perform this weekend so that I can get invited back to do it.”
UFC President Dana White on Stann’s broadcast ability – “He’s an absolute stud. He’s great at what he does. He didn’t slide into this spot because he’s lucky. He’s very intelligent, articulate and knows the fight game inside and out. We’re so pumped to have him as one of the analysts for us now.”
UFC on FOX host Curt Menefee on working with Stann – “Brian is a natural. He is a gifted speaker. This guy is an all-American hero. He is everything that one would think an all-American hero would be and he shows that when he’s on camera. He’s a guy that’s naturally gifted at doing this.”
Stann on his future as an analyst – “I’d love to do it after fighting and I certainly enjoy doing it during fighting. The great thing about traveling to the UFC events is I can train the entire time. I love doing it, but my first priority right now is a fighter. The next fight I’ve got coming up is one of the biggest fights of my career and it’s an amazing opportunity for me. As much as I love being an analyst, there is something that I love doing a whole lot more and that’s being in the cage competing.”
MLB ON FOX RETURNS FOR DAY BASEBALL – Week Five of the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK rolls into Detroit on Saturday, May 5 (3:30 PM ET) as Paul Konerko and the White Sox battle the Tigers and the hard-hitting duo of Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. This week, Matt Vasgersianrelinquishes his FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL PREGAME SHOW to call the action from Comerica Park alongside analyst Tim McCarver. In New York, David Wright and the surprising Mets host the Diamondbacks, who are led by powerful hitter Justin Upton. Out west, Madison Bumgarner is scheduled to take the hill for the Giants as they look to slow down, the suddenly hot bat of the Brewers’ Ryan Braun.
Coverage begins with the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL PREGAME SHOW, a full 30-minute program, originating live from MLB Network’s state-of-the-art Studio 3 in Secaucus, NJ. The show is hosted by MLB Network studio host Greg Amsinger, who is joined by analysts Harold Reynolds and Kevin Millar.
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Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers
Comerica Park – Detroit, MI
MARKETS INCLUDE: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Myers, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Knoxville, Louisville, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Providence, Richmond, San Antonio, Seattle, Tampa, Tulsa
Probable Pitchers: Gavin Floyd, RHP (2-3, 3.13 ERA) vs. Max Scherzer, RHP (1-3, 7.77 ERA)
Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets Kenny Albert, Eric Karros
Citi Field – Flushing, NY
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Birmingham, Buffalo, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Washington, West Palm Beach
Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin, LHP (1-0, 4.76 ERA) vs. Johan Santana, LHP (0-2, 2.25 ERA)
Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants Dave Flemming & Bill Schroeder
AT&T Park – San Francisco, CA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Cincinnati, Dayton, Denver, Los Angeles, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis
Probable Pitchers: Randy Wolf, LHP (2-2, 6.84 ERA) vs. Madison Bumgarner, LHP (4-1, 2.53 ERA)
MOROSI: BAUTISTA IS GETTING HIS SWING BACK AND THINKS PUJOLS WILL TOO – In 2012, two of the most dangerous right-handed bats in baseball have struggled mightily; Jose Bautista and Albert Pujols.FOX Sports.com MLB writer Jon Paul Morosi spoke with Bautista and his struggles and those of Pujols. “It was by geographic happenstance that I spoke with Albert Pujols and Jose Bautista, both stricken with the April malaise, during the same four-day period,” Morosi writes. “Of the two, Bautista provided a more lucid account of his symptoms and the possible remedies for his affliction. Perhaps not surprisingly, he’s been the first to show signs of recovery. By that, I mean Bautista belted a home run Tuesday that on an open-roof night could have landed on a runway at Pearson Airport.”
To read more from Morosi click here: http://on-msn.com/IJzDT5
EARNHARDT HAS GREAT SHOT TO WIN IN DEGA; BROADCASTER MICHAEL WALTRIP COMPETES –With seven top-10 finishes in nine starts, four of which are top-5, is this finally the week Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins a race? We’ll find out on Sunday, May 6 (12:00 PM ET) as NASCAR on FOX heads south for NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from Talladega.
Coverage starts with the FOX NASCAR SUNDAY prerace show hosted by Chris Myers, with up-to-the-minute reports, live interviews with drivers, crewmen and officials shaping the day’s action, and analysis from Darrell Waltrip and Michael Waltrip. This week, Michael Waltrip pulls double duty when he trades his seat in the Hollywood Hotel for a seat in a racecar on Sunday. In addition to driving in the race, Michael sits down with Earnhardt Jr. for a taped interview airing during FOX NASCAR SUNDAY prerace show.
Veteran analyst Jeff Hammond takes his extensive experience as a former championship-winning crew chief to where the action is, in the garages and pit road. Once the green flag drops, race announcer Mike Joy is alongside analysts Waltrip and Larry McReynolds to call all the twists and turns on the track while Dick Berggren, Steve Byrnes, Krista Voda and Matt Yocum patrol the pits for reports on teams and pit stops.
HAMMOND: CHILDRESS TEAMS NEED TO BECOME A FACTOR – With an eye on more success in 2012, many changes were made to the Jeff Burton, Paul Menard and Kevin Harvick teams. However, the changes haven’t paid dividends for Richard Childress Racing says NASCAR on FOX analyst Jeff Hammond. “Things just haven’t materialized. Sure Kevin is again in the top 10 in points right now, but he has no wins, no poles and only two top-five finishes and five top-10 finishes in nine events. Menard is 14th and Richmond cost Burton three more spots as he dropped to 20th in the points,” says Hammond. “You just know that out of the nine races so far, RCR expected to have won a couple of races by now. Historically, after making changes to the teams, Richard has given them time and a chance to figure stuff out.”
To read more from Hammond click here: http://on-msn.com/IqpArM