The UFC heads to the “Lone Star State” this Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs. Swanson.
Set for the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, the majority of the action airs on FOX Sports 1. Two prelims begin the night at 7 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar takes on fellow featherweight top contender Cub Swanson, while lightweights Bobby Green and Edson Barboza meet in the co-main.
Edgar (16-4-1) previously challenged for the featherweight title, falling to Jose Aldo. He has won two straight, including a finish vs. BJ Penn. Swanson (21-5) is on a six-fight win streak that includes victories over Dustin Poirier, Ross Pearson and Jeremy Stephens.
“This is an extremely important fight between two top featherweights to prove who is the true number-one contender in an extremely stacked 145-pound weight class,” said UFC on FOX analyst Kenny Florian. “This has the potential to be one of the best fights of the year. Frankie will go down as a Hall of Famer, and Swanson is currently at his best of his career. Cub is an unpredictable and powerful striker motivated to get the belt, while Frankie, with his speed and amazing footwork, is looking to become a rare two division champ.”
Other main card bouts include Brad Pickett-Chico Camus, Jared Rosholt-Oleksiy Oliynyk, Joseph Benavidez-Dustin Ortiz and Matt Wiman-Isaac Vallie-Flagg.
Four fights are lined up for the FS1 prelims at 8 p.m. ET, including Ruslan Magomedov, Luke Barnatt, James Vick and Yves Edwards all in action. The early prelims will feature the UFC debut of Paige VanZant.
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson
Lightweight: Edson Barboza vs. Bobby Green
Flyweight: Brad Pickett vs. Chico Camus
Heavyweight: Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk
Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz
Lightweight: Matt Wiman vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight: Josh Copeland vs. Ruslan Magomedov
Middleweight: Luke Barnatt vs. Roger Narvaez
Lightweight: Nick Hein vs. James Vick
Lightweight: Yves Edwards vs. Akbarh Arrelola
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)
Female Strawweight: Paige VanZant vs. Kailin Curran
Featherweight: Juan Puig vs. Dooho Choi