UFC FIGHT NIGHT 36 START TIME: UFC Fight Night 36 takes place Saturday at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The event features seven prelims on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT), followed by four main-card fights on FOX Sports 1 (10:30 p.m. ET).
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 36 BACKGROUND: Former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (20-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) fights for the second time as a middleweight when he meets former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in the main event. Machida’s debut at 185 pounds for a good one – he knocked out Mark Munoz with a head kick in England in October. Mousasi is moving down to middleweight from a longtime home at light heavyweight, himself. UFC President Dana White recently said Machida could find himself next in line for a shot at the middleweight title with a win. The co-main event could have title implications, as well, as Brazilian standout Ronaldo Souza (19-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) looks to stay on a tear against Francis Carmont (22-7 MMA, 6-0 UFC). “Jacare” has won five straight, all by stoppage – with four coming in the first round.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 36 ON-SITE REPORTER: MMAjunkie lead reporter John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) will be on site in Jaragua do Sul. Follow him for updates throughout fight week.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 36 MEDIA WORKOUTS THURSDAY: Seven fighters from the main card will be on hand for workouts and to to meet members of the press in Jaragua do Sul. The media-only event is not open to the public, but make sure to watch MMAjunkie throughout the day on Thursday for on-scene stories from Brazil.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 36 WEIGH-INS FRIDAY: Friday’s UFC Fight Night 36 fighter weigh-ins take place at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul. You can watch a live video stream here at MMAjunkie or get text-only results beginning at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT). We’ll also have a video replay and full photo gallery available afterward. The weigh-ins are free and open to the public, with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. BRST local time. Prior to the public weigh-ins, fans can attend an autograph session with former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Octagon Girls Camila Oliveira and Jhenny Andrade at 2 p.m. BRST, followed by a Q&A with dos Santos at 3 p.m. BRST.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 36 ON SATURDAY: Join us Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) for UFC Fight Night 36 play-by-play and live results, individual fight stories and photos from each bout on the card and more in the most extensive UFC coverage online. You can also discuss UFC Fight Night 36 in our discussion thread. Afterward, watch the post-UFC Fight Night 36 news conference on MMAjunkie at approximately 1:30 a.m. ET.
The UFC Fight Night 36 card includes:
- Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi
- Francis Carmont vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Takenori Sato vs. Erick Silva
- Viscardi Andrade vs. Nicholas Musoke
- Andy Ogle vs. Charles Oliveira
- Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor
- Rodrigo Damm vs. Ivan Jorge
- Jesse Ronson vs. Francisco Trinaldo
- Yuri Alcantara vs. Wilson Reis
- Felipe Arantes vs. Maximo Blanco
- Ildemar Alcantara vs. Albert Tumenov
- Douglas de Andrade vs. Zubair Tuhugov