UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Overeem vs. Oleinik in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Overeem vs. Oleinik in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Main Card Alistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik, Featured Bout Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan

UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ heads to Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia with a heavyweight matchup between Russian fighter, and No 9-ranked, Aleksei Oleinik and No 7-ranked Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem. Featured action also includes a lightweight matchup between 16-1 Islam Makhachev and UFC newcomer Arman Tsarukyan.

UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ main card coverage will begin at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and be available in both English and Spanish, with coverage of prelim fights beginning at 10 a.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

On Friday, ESPN+ will feature the exclusive UFC Fight Night Pre-Show to give fans all the information they need to get ready for Saturday’s event. The Pre-Show will be on-site in Saint Petersburg and available on ESPN+ beginning at 11 a.m. ET. ESPN+ will also feature the exclusive UFC Fight Night Post Show, live immediately following the event.

Calling the live action will be lead play-by-play commentator John Gooden, former UFC Welterweight contender Dan Hardy and UFC Lightweight Paul Felder. Production for all UFC events on ESPN+ and ESPN is provided by UFC.  UFC’s Spanish-language commentary for UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ will be provided by Victor Dávila on the play-by-play, with Marlon Vera as analyst.

ESPN.com’s biggest feature of the week is on Roxxane Modafferi who discusses her life as a fighter. Brett Okamoto and Jeff Wagenheim bring fans a complete Viewers Guide to the Fight Night and provide coverage throughout the weekend.

On the ESPN App and ESPN.com fans can turn to MMA Fightcenter, the live, data-driven digital experience featuring live fight statistics (including strikes by significance and body region, time in control and takedowns), fight cards for every fight from UFC events, fighter profile cards and more. Each fight night, MMA Fightcenter will visualize the strikes and damage absorbed by fighters through dynamic color-represented animations, providing fight fans an innovative companion experience to the live event.

On ESPN+, UFC is always on – 24/7/365 – with anytime access to more than 200 hours of high-quality, on-demand UFC content, including the UFC’s greatest fights, biggest stars and full replays of select events and more. ESPN+ also brings fans the original weekly series Ariel & The Bad Guy, featuring MMA journalist and insider Ariel Helwani and professional athlete Chael Sonnen. Fans can also watch episodes of the groundbreaking new documentary series UFC: Destined, exclusively on ESPN+.

The ESPN social team will bring fans images, stories and information throughout the week and weekend, on the @ESPNMMA handles on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

See the full UFC on ESPN event schedule ESPN.com MMA.

UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Alistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik (All Times ET)

Fri., 4/19 11 a.m. UFC Fight Night Pre-Show ESPN+ (Live)
Sat., 4/20 10 a.m. UFC Fight Night (Prelims) ESPN2, ESPN Deportes (Live)
1 p.m. UFC Fight Night (Main Card) ESPN+ (Live)
4 p.m. UFC Fight Night Post Show ESPN+ (Live)


Main Event Card – 1 p.m. ET


Main Event Alistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Co-Main Event Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan
Sergei Pavlovich vs. Marcelo Golm
Ivan Shtyrkov vs. Devin Clark
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Antonina Shevchenko
Alen Amedoskiv vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Prelim Fight Card – 10 a.m. ET


ESPN Deportes

Feature Mosvar Evloev vs. SeungWoo Choi
  Sultan Aliev vs. Keita Nakamura
Alexander Yakovlev vs. Alex Da Silva
Marcin Tybura vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
Magomed Mustfaev vs. Rafael Fiziev


More about the UFC on ESPN+ and ESPN


About UFC®
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Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB and NHL games, exclusive UFC, Top Rank boxing and PFL fights and events, top domestic and international soccer (Serie A, MLS, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredivisie, and more), thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and other sports), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby and cricket, new and exclusive series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 filmsFans subscribe to ESPN+ for just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and can cancel at any time.

ESPN+ is available as an integrated part of the ESPN App (on mobile and connected devices) and ESPN.com. They are the industry-leading all-in-one digital sports platform, delivering a rich, personalized experience to tens of millions of fans every month.

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