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UFC Fight Night 72 start time, TV schedule, who is fighting today at 'Bisping vs. Leites'

Check out our full "Fight Day" preview for UFC Fight Night 72: "Bisping vs. Leites," which takes today (Sat., July 18, 2015) live on FOX Sports 1 from inside The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, featuring a middleweight main event pitting Michael Bisping opposite Thales Leites.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Glasgow, Scotland for the first time in promotional history (Sat., July 18, 2015) for UFC Fight Night 72: "Bisping vs. Leites," which will take place inside SSE Hydro and air on Fox Sports 1.

For UFC Fight Night 72 results and LIVE play-by-play click here.

It has been a whirlwind of stellar mixed martial arts (MMA) action this week, featuring the "best ever" UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) (results here) and UFC Fight Night 72 card (results here), and it will sadly come to an end this Saturday afternoon on FOX Sports 1. Let us dig deeper into the "Bisping vs. Leites" fight card and see how, when, and where to watch, as well what some of the major storylines resonating with you Maniacs are.

UFC Fight Night 72 Quick Details

Who: Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites
What: UFC Fight Night 72
When: Sat., July 18, 2015, beginning at 11 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1
Where: SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland
Live UFC Fight Night 72 results: Play-by-play coverage stream right here

Why It Matters: There are a few points of intrigue on this card including up-and-comers trying to make a name for themselves, while veteran perennial contenders continue to make another push toward the top of the rankings. Most importantly, though, the No. 9 ranked middleweight Bisping attempts to stave off the resurgent Brazilian Leites from challenging for the belt for the second time in his career. At 36 years old, "The Count" is looking to make the most of his Octagon time at this point in time and rack up back-to-back wins for the first time since 2011.

What's Hot: The aforementioned headliner between the Brit and the Nova Uniao representative Leites takes top billing and for good reason: they are two of the most successful middleweight fighters on the planet and one of them has yet to challenge for a title; that being Bisping. Also on the main card, Joseph Duffy vs. Ivan Jorge, is a tale of two burgeoning lightweight prospects looking to make their mark in a crowded 155-pound division.

What's Not: Fight fans on the west coast, who were just treated to an epic lineup right in their backyard in San Diego, Calif., will likely just be rising in the early morning hours this Saturday when the UFC Fight Night 72 card is set to kick off on FOX Sports 1. For those knuckleheads out having a good time Friday night -- or those trying to get a good night sleep -- it might be difficult to witness the entirety of the festivities taking place in Scotland. However, catching the co-main event and onward seems reasonable.

How to Watch: UFC Fight Night 72's main card does not begin until 1 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, but "Prelims" bouts are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. ET on the UFC paid subscription service Fight Pass and then transfer over to FOX Sports 1 at 11 a.m. ET for four more "Prelims" bouts. Not sure when and where to tune in? See below for a detailed breakdown of viewing options.

UFC Fight Night 72 UFC Fight Pass "Prelims" (inter)national programming options (10 a.m. ET):

Online Airings:

Brazil and Latin America -- Blocked

All other countries -- Fight Pass on

Cable/Satellite Airings:

Central/South America
Brazil -- Combate
Mexico -- UFC Network
Argentina -- UFC Network
Bolivia -- UFC Network
Chile -- UFC Network
Colombia -- UFC Network
Ecuador -- UFC Network
Panama -- UFC Network
Paraguay -- UFC Network
Peru -- UFC Network
Dominican Republic -- UFC Network
Venezuela -- UFC Network

UFC Fight Night 72 FOX Sports 1 (inter)national programming options (8 p.m. ET):

Online Airings:

UK, Australia, Brazil, Latin America, Barbados, Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica, Caribbean and Algeria - Blocked

All Other Countries - Fight Pass on

Cable/Satellite Airings:

North America

U.S. - FOX Sports 1 (Channel Finder)
U.S. - FOX Deportes
Canada - Fight Network

Central/South America

Brazil - Combate
Mexico - UFC Network
Argentina - UFC Network
Bolivia - UFC Network
Chile - UFC Network
Colombia - UFC Network
Ecuador - UFC Network
Panama - UFC Network
Paraguay - UFC Network
Peru - UFC Network
Dominican Republic - UFC Network
Venezuela - UFC Network

Pacific Rim

Australia - FOX Sports Australia
New Zealand - Sky Sports
American Samoa - FOX South East Asia
Brunei - FOX South East Asia
Cambodia - FOX South East Asia
China - FOX South East Asia
Cook Islands - FOX South East Asia
Fiji - FOX South East Asia
French Polynesia - FOX South East Asia
Futuna Island - FOX South East Asia
Hong Kong - FOX South East Asia
Indonesia - FOX South East Asia
Kiribati Islands - FOX South East Asia
Laos - FOX South East Asia
Macau - FOX South East Asia
Malaysia - FOX South East Asia
Micronesia - FOX South East Asia
Myanmar - FOX South East Asia
Nauru - FOX South East Asia
New Caledonia - FOX South East Asia
Niue - FOX South East Asia
N. Mariana Islands - FOX South East Asia
Papua New Guinea - FOX South East Asia
Pitcairn Islands - FOX South East Asia
Palau - FOX South East Asia
Singapore - FOX South East Asia
Solomon Islands - FOX South East Asia
South Pacific Islands - FOX South East Asia
Tahiti - FOX South East Asia
Thailand - FOX South East Asia
Tokelau - FOX South East Asia
Tonga - FOX South East Asia
Tuvalu - FOX South East Asia
Vanuatu - FOX South East Asia
Vietnam - FOX South East Asia
Wallis Islands - FOX South East Asia
Western Samao - FOX South East Asia

Europe/Middle East/Africa

U.K. / Ireland - BT Sport 1
Algeria - Abu Dhabi Sports
Armenia - Setanta Sports
Azerbaijan - Setanta Sports
Bahrain - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Belarus - Setanta Sports
Chad - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Comoros Islands - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Djibouti - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Egypt - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Georgia - Setanta Sports
Iraq - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Jordan - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Kazakhstan - Setanta Sports
Kuwait - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Kyrgyzstan - Setanta Sports
Lebanon - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Moldova - Setanta Sports
Mauritania - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Morocco - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Oman - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Palestine - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Qatar - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Saudi Arabia - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Tajikistan - Setanta Sports
Turkmenistan - Setanta Sports
Tunisia - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
U.A.E. - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Uzbekistan - Setanta Sports
Yemen - Abu Dhabi Sports 6

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Original Card vs. Actual Card

The entire UFC Fight Night 72 card, from top to bottom, has taken a hit. Various fighters, both on the main card and on the "Prelims," have either pulled out because of injury or undisclosed reasons. Most notably, in the women's strawweight division, Scotland's own Joanne Calderwood was expected to face Bec Rawlings, but the Australian pulled out of their fight little more than one week before it was scheduled to go down.

Cortney Casey will take her place against Calderwood. Casey has earned first-round stoppages in each of her three straight wins.

In addition, fighters like Brimage, Lebout and Omielanczuk have all received brand new opponents in a less than desirable timeframe to prepare. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 veteran Brimage is tasked with eliminating Octagon newcomer Jimmie Rivera, or risk going down 1-4 in his last five outings.

The Polish submission machine Omielanczuk faces De La Rocha; also a promotional newcomer with three finishes in three professionakl outings. French grappler Lebout draws the undefeated Packalen.

Check out the complete UFC Fight Night 72 fight card:

Main Event:

185 lbs: Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites

UFC on Fox Sports 1 Main Card (1 p.m. ET) :

155 lbs: Ross Pearson vs. Evan Dunham
155 lbs: Joseph Duffy vs. Ivan Jorge
115 lbs: Joanne Calderwood vs. Cortney Casey-Sanchez
170 lbs: Leon Edwards vs. Pawel Pawlak
155 lbs: Stevie Ray vs. Leonardo Mafra

UFC on Fox Sports 1 "Prelims" (11 a.m. ET):

125 lbs: Patrick Holohan vs. Vaughan Lee
205 lbs: Illir Latifi vs. Hans Stringer
155 lbs: Mickael Lebout vs. Teemu Packalen
145 lbs: Robert Whiteford vs. Paul Redmond

UFC on Fox Sports 1 "Prelims" (10 a.m. ET)

135 lbs: Marcus Brimage vs. Jimmie Rivera
265 lbs: Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Chris De La Rocha

Remember that will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 72 fight RIGHT HERE, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" bouts at 11 a.m. ET, before moving on to the main card, which is slated to start at 1 p.m. ET.

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