UFC on FOX 28: Emmett vs. Stephens

UFC on FOX 28

Watch UFC on FOX 28: Emmett vs. Stephens live on FOX Saturday, February 24 at 8 PM ET.

Featherweight contenders Josh Emmett and Jeremy Stephens will square off in the UFC on FOX 28 main on Saturday, February 24 at the Orlando Sentinel in Florida. Emmett is coming off the biggest win of his career, a first-round knockout of Ricardo Lamas at UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg last month. He was a sizable underdog against “The Bully,” a former UFC title challenger. Prior to that bout, which Emmett took on short notice, the Team Alpha Male fighter dropped to the UFC featherweight division and beat Felipe Arantes by decision. Emmett is 4-1 in the UFC overall, with his lone professional loss coming to the hands of Desmond Green last April.

Stephens defeated Doo Ho Choi, as an underdog, via second-round TKO in the UFC Fight Night 124 main event this past weekend. That gave Stephens consecutive wins for the first time since he rattled off three straight victories from 2013-2014. Stephens beat ex-lightweight title challenger Gilbert Melendez at UFC 215 last September. His last defeat was a close decision to up-and-comer Renato Moicano.

Also booked for the event is a strawweight bout between Jessica Andrade and Tecia Torres, as well as a light heavyweight matchup between Ovince Saint Preux and Ilir Latifi. David Branch was expected to face Yoel Romero on the card, but Romero was pulled from the bout to face Luke Rockhold for the interim championship. It’s still unclear whether Branch will remain on the card.

Featured Bout | Featherweight Bout — #4 Josh Emmett (13-1) vs. #8 Jeremy Stephens (26-14)

Co-Main Bout | Women’s Strawweight Bout — #2 Jessica Andrade (17-6) vs. #5 Tecia Torres (10-1)

Light Heavyweight Bout — #5 Ovince Saint Preux (22-10) vs. #8 Ilir Latifi (14-5, 1NC)

Welterweight Bout — Mike Perry (11-2) vs. Max Griffin (13-4)

Bantamweight Bout — Renan Barao (36-5, 1NC) vs. Brian Kelleher (18-8)

Women’s Bantamweight Bout — #8 Sara McMann (11-4) vs. #10 Marion Reneau (8-3-1)

Women’s Strawweight Bout — #14 Maryna Moroz (8-2) vs. Angela Hill (7-4)

Welterweight Bout — Ben Saunders (21-8-2) vs. Alan Jouban (15-6)

Featured Fight Pass Prelim | Light Heavyweight Bout — Sam Alvey (31-10, 1NC) vs. Marcin Prachnio (13-2)

Bantamweight Bout — Rani Yahya (24-9, 1NC) vs. Russell Doane (15-7)

Flyweight Bout — Eric Shelton (11-4) vs. Alex Perez (19-4)

Bantamweight Bout — Albert Morales (7-3-1) vs. Manny Bermudez (10-0)
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  • Start Date
    February 24, 2018 20:00
  • End Date
    February 24, 2018 22:00
  • Status
    Expired
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