- Main Card features Jack Hermansson vs. Jared Cannonier and Mark O. Madsen vs. Danilo Belluardo
- All fights live and exclusively on ESPN+ at 2 p.m. ET; Pre- and Post Show on ESPN+
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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Hermansson vs. Cannonier streams exclusively on ESPN+ this Saturday, September 28, at 11 a.m. ET from the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. The main event features No. 5-ranked middleweight Jack Hermansson (20-4-0) vs. No. 9-ranked Jared Cannonier (12-4-0). In the co-main, Mark O. Madsen (8-0-0) makes his UFC debut against Danilo Belluardo (12-4-0) as the two square off in Madsen’s home country.
Hermansson enters the Octagon with a four-fight winning streak, having most recently defeated Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza by unanimous decision. Cannonier is coming off an impressive win by TKO against former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. He hopes to continue his success as the only fighter in modern UFC history with knockouts in three weight classes.
The co-main will see Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medalist (Greco-Roman wrestling), Mark O. Madsen, make his UFC debut in his home country against lightweight Danilo Belluardo. On Saturday, Madsen will become the ninth Olympic medalist to enter the Octagon in UFC’s history. Belluardo returns to the Octagon in pursuit of his first UFC win after losing by technical knockout to Joel Alvarez in June.
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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Hermansson vs. Cannonier
Programming (All times ET)
|Fri., 9/27||10:30 a.m.||Pre-Show||ESPN+|
|Sat., 9/28||11:00 a.m.||Prelims||ESPN+ (Live), English and Spanish|
|ESPN+ (Live), English and Spanish
Main Card and Prelims (All times ET):
|2:00 PM||Main||Jack Hermansson vs. Jared Cannonier|
|Co-Main||Mark O. Madsen vs. Danilo Belluardo|
|Undercard||Gunnar Nelson vs. Gilbert Burns|
|Undercard||Ion Cutelaba vs. Khalil Rountree|
|Undercard||Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Ovince Saint Preux|
|Undercard||Nicolas Dalby vs. Alex Oliveira|
|11:00 AM||Feature||Alen Amedovski vs. John Phillips|
|Undercard||Alessio Di Chirico vs. Makmud Muradov|
|Undercard||Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Ismail Naurdiev|
|Undercard||Brandon Davis vs. Giga Chikadze|
|Undercard||Macy Chiasson vs. Lina Lansberg|
|Undercard||Marc Diakiese vs. Landon Vannata|
|Undercard||Jack Shore vs. Nohelin Hernandez|
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