Fight Network Presents UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson Pre-Show, Live Prelims on Feb. 6

Feb 5, 2016
(PRESS RELEASE) – Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents extensive coverage of UFC Fight Night™: Hendricks vs. Thompson this Saturday, Feb. 6 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Fight Network will air the live UFC Fight Night™: Hendricks vs. Thompson prelims exclusively in Canada at 8 p.m. ET. The main card airs live on TSN1 and TSN5 at 10 p.m. ET.

In featured prelim action, 35-year-old welterweight veteran Josh Burkman (28-12, 1NC) throws down with Hawaiian karate specialist K.J. Noons (12-7, 1NC). Meanwhile, menacing knockout artist Derrick Lewis (13-4, 1NC) welcomes Polish standout Damian Grabowski (20-2) to the UFC’s heavyweight division, fast-rising flyweight contender Ray Borg (9-1) battles fellow top prospect Justin Scoggins (10-2) and Israeli sensation Noah Lahat (9-1) takes on undefeated Chilean up-and-comer Diego Rivas (6-0) in an international featherweight showdown.

Fight Network’s original one-hour UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson Pre-Show, which premieres on Thursday, Feb. 4, will serve as a lead-in to the live prelims on Saturday night. Check listings for additional airings.

Before they enter the Octagon, Fight Network is your destination for the official live UFC Fight Night™: Hendricks vs. Thompson weigh-ins on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. ET, as headliners Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson tip the scales ahead of their pivotal welterweight clash.

Immediately following Saturday’s main card, Fight Network will broadcast the official live UFC Fight Night™: Hendricks vs. Thompson post-fight press conference in its entirety.

In addition to all the live events, Fight Network is the destination for UFC library content, specials and series, including The Ultimate Fighter, UFC Unleashed, UFC Now, UFC Ultimate Insider and classic UFC PPV events.

This Sunday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. ET, catch the Episode 1 premiere of Fight Network’s full encore presentation of the 10th season of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights, featuring Roy Nelson, Kimbo Slice, Brendan Schaub, Matt Mitrione and many more.

The full card for UFC Fight Night™: Hendricks vs. Thompson includes:

Main Card (Live on TSN1/TSN5, 10 p.m. ET):

-Johny Hendricks (17-3) vs. Stephen Thompson (11-1)

-Roy Nelson (21-12) vs. Jared Rosholt (14-2)

-Ovince St Preux (18-7) vs. Rafael Cavalcante (12-6, 1NC)

-Joseph Benavidez (23-4) vs. Zach Makovsky (19-6)

-Misha Cirkunov (10-2) vs. Alex Nicholson (6-1)

-Mike Pyle (26-11-1) vs. Sean Spencer (12-4)

Preliminary Card (Live on Fight Network, 8 p.m. ET):

-Josh Burkman (28-12, 1NC) vs. K.J. Noons (12-7, 1NC)

-Derrick Lewis (13-4, 1NC) vs. Damian Grabowski (20-2)

-Ray Borg (9-1) vs. Justin Scoggins (10-2)

-Noad Lahat (9-1) vs. Diego Rivas (6-0)

Preliminary Card (Live on UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET):

-Mickey Gall (1-0) vs. Mike Jackson (0-0)

-Artem Lobov (12-11-1, 1NC) vs. Alex White (10-2)

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About Fight Network:

Fight Network ( is the world’s premier combat sports network dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle. The channel is available on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Suddenlink Communications, Grande Communications and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., all major carriers in Canada, Roku devices across North America, over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East and on TSN Radio in Canada via its program “Live Audio Wrestling.” Fight Network’s parent company Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. launched Fantasy (FNTSY) Sports Network ( across North America in March 2014 and also holds a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel.
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