Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on free television, as the world’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) organization is set to stage UFC Fight Night 104, which is set to go down tonight (Sat., Feb. 4, 2017) live from inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, one day before Super Bowl 51, which is set to go down the street at NRG Stadium. Headlining the FOX Sports 1 card will be Chan Sung Jung, as he makes his return after more than a two-year hiatus to face Dennis Bermudez in an interesting Featherweight scrap. Also, women’s Strawweight standout Alexa Grasso meets Felice Herrig in the co-main event.
What UFC is on tonight? UFC Fight Night 104: “Bermudez vs Korean Zombie”
Who is fighting tonight at UFC Fight Night 104? Dennis Bermudez vs Chan Sung Jung is the headlining bout.
When does UFC Fight Night 104 start? Tonight (Sat., Feb. 4, 2017) beginning at 7 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.
Where will UFC Fight Night 104 take place? Toyota, Center in Houston, Texas.
How can I watch UFC Fight Night 104? Main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on FOX. “Prelims” undercard start time at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, and UFC Fight Pass early “Prelims” start time at 7 p.m. ET.
Where can I get live UFC Fight Night 104 updates and results: Get full play-by-play coverage and live updates here!
After a 2.5-year layoff, Chan Sung Jung will make his long-awaited return to action when he faces surging 145-pound standout Dennis Bermudez in the main event of the FOX Sports 1 card. Having not competed since losing to Jose Aldo in 2013, it will be interesting to see just how “Korean Zombie” can compete at the highest level. But, the 145-pound fan favorite is adamant he’ll return like the “Korean Zombie” of old, and won’t back down from a fight. And that means fight fans could be in for a heck of a scrap, as Bermudez has shown he is always willing to tango.
Original card vs. Actual Card:
Evan Dunham was originally set to face Abel Trujillo, but an unfortunate injury bounced the former from the event. James Vick was set to throw down against Johnny Case, but after Case was forced out with injury, Vick was set up to face Trujillo. Ovince Saint Preux was originally set to take on Jan Blachowicz, but after Jan was scratched from the card “OSP” was booked to face newcomer Volkan Oezdemir.
Aside from the aforementioned Blachowicz, Case and Dunham, Justin Ledet was forced out with an injury, though it seems he was doomed from the start, as Ledet was notified of a potential doping violation from United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
It may not be under the best circumstances, but Volkan Oezdemir will make his Octagon debut against Ovince Saint Preux on a little more than two weeks notice. Also, Marcel Fortuna and Ricardo Ramos will get their chance to shine on the biggest MMA stage of them all.
How The Prelims Look:
It’s your basic filler undercard, however, I am very intrigued by the women’s Strawweight fight between Tecia Torres and Bec Rawlings. With both women coming off losses, expect them to come out firing to get back into the win column and back in the title race.
Who Needs A Win Badly:
Saint Preux has dropped two in a row and needs a win in the worst way. Granted, his losses have come against Jon Jones and Jimi Manuwa, but that won’t matter in the grand scheme of things as the new regime isn’t done clearing up space. And when it comes time to thin the herd, three straight defeats won’t do you any favors.
Interest Level: 6/10
It’s an okay card. Aside from “Korean Zombie’s” long-awaited comeback, the co-main event between Alexa Grasso and Felice Herrig is a little intriguing. We get to see the up-and-coming Grasso take on a longtime veteran and test that undefeated record (9-0, 1-0 UFC). Also, a bout that isn’t getting too much love is one pitting current Invicta FC Strawweight champion Angela Hill returning to the Octagon a champion, a she takes on Jessica Andrade. The winner could very well jump the line in the division and earn a title fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Full UFC Fight Night 104 fight Card:
UFC Fight Night 104 FOX Sports 1 Main Event:
145 lbs.: Denis Bermudez vs. Chan Sung Jung
FOX Sports 1 Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
115 lbs.: Alexa Grasso vs. Felice Herrig
155 lbs.: Abel Trujillo vs. James Vick
205 lbs.: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ovince Saint Preux
265 lbs.: Marcel Fortuna vs. Anthony Hamilton
115 lbs.: Jessica Andrade vs. Angela Hill
FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” (8 p.m. ET):
265 lbs.: Curtis Blaydes vs. Adam Milstead
145 lbs.: Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Chas Skelly
135 lbs.: Ricardo Ramos vs. Michinori Tanaka
115 lbs.: Bec Rawlings vs. Tecia Torres
UFC Fight Pass “Prelims” (7 p.m. ET):
170 lbs.: Alex Morono vs. Niko Price
205 lbs.: Daniel Jolly vs. Khalil Rountree
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