Despite the fact two titles will be on the line at UFC 165, there hasn’t been much hoopla surrounding Saturday’s event. Perhaps it’s because Jon Jones and Renan Barao are overwhelming odds-on favorites to retain their respective belts.
In any case, “Countdown to UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson” premieres tonight on Fox Sports 1 at 8PM ET/5PM PT to help generate some buzz for the scraps.
The documentary follows Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) as they prepare for this weekend’s shootout in Canada. Barao and foe Eddie Wineland will also make cameos in the show.
The Octagon action doesn’t stop there for fight fans. A new episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 18” also premieres tonight at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
UFC 165 takes place inside Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Here is the official roster for Saturday’s event:
(Facebook 6:15PM ET/3:15PM PT)
Nandor Guelmino vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
Roland Delorme vs. Alex Caceres
Jesse Ronson vs. Michel Prazeres
John Makdessi vs. Renne Forte
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura
Chris Clements vs. Stephen Thopmson
Ivan Menjivar vs. Wilson Reis
Myles Jury vs. Mike Ricci
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Francis Carmont vs. Costa Philippou
Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub
Eddie Wineland vs. Renan Barao (UFC interim bantamweight champion)
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)