It’s just another manic Monday in your cubicle, so why not put on your headphones and take a break by watching “UFC Road to the Octagon: Teixeira vs. Evans”? Just be ready to minimize your window as soon as someone walks by.
The documentary follows former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (pictured) and Glover Teixeira as they prepare for Saturday’s critical shootout. Evans was initially slated to face Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the event, but Rua was ultimately reassigned to Corey Anderson at UFC 198.
That’s not the only change in the lineup. The highly anticipated lightweight tango between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov was originally slotted for top billing until Ferguson withdrew with fluid in his lungs. Nurmagomedov now welcomes Darrell Horcher to the big leagues on the main card.
Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida meet in the night’s co-featured attraction. They are also featured in the Road to the Octagon show.
Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida hosts Saturday’s fights. FOX broadcasts the main card live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Please click the media player below to watch the promo:
Here is UFC on FOX 19’s official agenda:
(UFC Fight Pass 4PM ET/1PM PT)
Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev
Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes
Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves
Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington
(Fox Sports 1 6PM ET/3PM PT)
Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan
Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson
Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush
(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Darrell Horcher
Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira