According to a May 10 UFC.com report, the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be the site for tonight’s “UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva” live on UFC Fight Pass (live stream), FOX Sports 2 (TV undercard) and FOX Sports 1 (UFN40 main card). The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s second event held in “The Queen City” is stacked with 13 bouts with three different start times to note (All Eastern Times): 6:30 p.m. (Early prelims), 8 p.m. (FS2 prelims) and 10 p.m. (FS1 main card).
The early prelims portion of the UFC Fight Night 40 event features a welterweight bout, a lightweight clash and an intriguing featherweight matchup. First up, Anthony Lapsley and Albert Tumenov will set the table for a great night of fights (170 lbs), followed by Justin Salas vs. Ben Wall (155 lbs), and highlighted by Manvel Gamburyan taking on Nik Lentz (145 lbs).
UFC Fight Pass subscribers will be able to watch this (live stream) portion of the card (live or via replay), while new members can enjoy a limited free trial online. Right after Gamburyan and Lentz throw down, the action continues with four more fights, which will comprise the UFN40 fight card TV preliminaries on FOX Sports 2.
Beginning at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT/6 p.m. MT/5 p.m. PT), UFC bantamweights, Eddie Wineland and Johnny Eduardo will get things going first, followed by (welterweights) Yan Cabral versus Zak Cummings and (flyweights) Kyoji Horiguchi against Darrell Montague. Everything culminates with a pair of seasoned middleweights in Ed Herman and Rafael Natal serving as the TV prelims’ main event.
Tonight’s UFC Fight Night 40 main card will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 following the conclusion of Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays. UFC fans wishing to watch the action online are in luck, because the all six fights on the main card will be streaming live and free on FOX Sports Go at 10 p.m. ET (9 p.m. CT/8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT). Here’s a look at the “UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva” main card and the latest MMA betting odds (descending order):
(20-11) Matt Brown [+170] vs. (16-4, 1 NC) Erick Silva [-210] - UFC welterweights
(12-4, 1 NC) Costas Philippou [+225] vs. (14-2, 1 NC) Lorenz Larkin [-285] - UFC middleweights
(14-3) Erik Koch [-500] vs. (14-4) Daron Cruickshank [+350] - UFC lightweights
(9-4) Neil Magny [+215] vs. (20-5-1) Tim Means [-275] - UFC welterweights
(20-3) Soa Palelei [-335] vs. (8-1) Ruan Potts [+255] - UFC heavyweights
(16-5) Chris Cariaso [+120] vs. (7-0) Louis Smolka [-150] - UFC flyweights
Don’t miss the UFC’s return to Cincinnati in seven years, as tonight, UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva promises to be a card filled with highlight finishes. Watch it via live stream on UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports Go, or simply tune to FS1 and FS2 at the aforementioned TV start times.