Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to FOX Sports 1 later tonight (Sat., June 18, 2016) in the form of UFC Fight Night 89, the slam-bang mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza going down inside TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
UFC Fight Night 89 will be headlined by the welterweight clash pitting former division title challenger Rory MacDonald against striking dynamo Stephen Thompson.
MacDonald (18-3) returns to action following his bloodbath with current 170-pound titleholder Robbie Lawler last July. Thompson (12-1), meanwhile, has now won six straight in the Octagon, including his quick dismissal of previous welterweight champion Johny Hendricks at UFC Fight Night 82.
The winner could find themselves atop a very short list of 170-pound title contenders.
Check out the special MacDonald vs. Thompson "Strikezone" preview and predictions from the gang at UFC on FOX in the embedded video above.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 89 fight card tonight (click here), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
To see who else is fighting this weekend in Ottawa click here.