– It’s fight week! UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo will broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday. Above you can watch the faceoffs from today’s media day. In the main event, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will fight for the first time in over two years when he takes on No. 7-ranked middleweight Derek Brunson. In the co-main event, former welterweight title contender Demian Maia will face No. 7-ranked Rober Covington.
– On Wednesday we reported on UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping being sued for allegedly assaulting a 19-year-old in a gym in Anaheim, Calif. Bisping responded to the lawsuit on Thursday at a media lunch, mostly laughing it off and saying, “Total bullocks. There’s your comment.
“I haven’t even been served with papers,” he continued. “They’re suing the UFC, they’re suing 24-Hour Fitness, they’re suing William Morris Endeavor, they’re suing Michael Bisping. So good luck with that. It’s completely infactual. From what I’ve read about it so far, there’s many, many contradictions. Obviously, it’s a lawsuit, so I don’t want to say too much, but I can just say I’m not losing too much sleep and it’s not correct.”
– Speaking of Bisping, he was on a media conference call on Thursday with his UFC 217 opponent Georges St. Pierre. The two traded barbs with each other, as has been the norm throughout the buildup to the fight. Bisping will look to defend his title in the main event of UFC 217 on Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. You can listen to the full audio from today’s media conference call below: