UFC Fight Night on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik in Washington, D.C.

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UFC Fight Night on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik in Washington, D.C.

  • Main Card features Alistair Overeem vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Marina Rodriguez vs. Cynthia Calvillo
  • Prelim and Main fights live and on ESPN; Early Prelims on ESPN+
  • Early Prelims beginning at 5:45 p.m. ET; Pre- and Post Show exclusively on ESPN+
  • ESPN+ available on the ESPN App, ESPN.com and connected TV devices. To subscribe, visit www.espnplus.com/ufc

UFC Fight Night on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik in Washington, D.C. airs on ESPN this Saturday, December 7, with Early Prelims on ESPN+ beginning at 5:45 p.m. ET from Capital One Arena. The main event brings the Octagon back to Washington, D.C. for the first time in eight years for a hard-hitting heavyweight matchup between Alistair Overeem (45-17-0) and Jairzinho Rozenstruik (9-0-0). UFC Live returns to ESPN2 on Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET, providing fans with exclusive takes on the biggest news, stars and stories tailored to UFC Fight Night. In addition, every single fight on the card will be available for individual fight-by-fight replay on ESPN+.

The Washington, D.C. event will be dubbed “Fight Like Hell” Night in honor of ESPN’s Stuart Scott. ESPN and UFC will dedicate the fight to the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund, which supports groundbreaking minority cancer research. An iconic SportsCenter anchor, Scott was an avid UFC fan and even trained mixed martial arts during his cancer treatments. “Fight Like Hell” Night will also feature Stuart Scott-related content all throughout the night.

The main card event features a heavyweight throw down between former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem and Suriname’s Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Rozenstruik will be making a quick turnaround after his UFC 244 win over former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski on November 2, however he’s already 3-0 with three knockouts to start his UFC career and shows no signs of slowing down. Overeem is coming into the fight with two straight wins and heaps of experience looking to stop Rozenstruik’s roll.

The co-main event features a strawweight matchup between top-10 contenders as unbeaten Marina Rodriguez (12-0-1) takes on Cynthia Calvillo (8-1-0).

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UFC Fight Night on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik
Programming (All times ET)

Fri.,  12/06 10:30 a.m. Pre-Show ESPN+
5:30 p.m. UFC Live: Fight Night Washington, D.C. ESPN2
Sat., 12/07 5:45 p.m. Early Prelims ESPN+
7 p.m. Prelims ESPN & ESPN Deportes
9 p.m. Main Card ESPN & ESPN Deportes
12 a.m. Post Show ESPN+

 

Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)

9 p.m. Main Alistair Overeem vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Co-Main Marina Rodriguez vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Undercard Stefan Struve vs. Ben Rothwell
Undercard Aspen Ladd vs. Yana Kunitskaya
Undercard Cody Stamann vs. Song Yadong
Undercard Rob Font vs. Ricky Simon
7 p.m. Feature Thiago Alves vs. Tim Means
Undercard Billy Quarantillo vs. Chris Fishgold
Undercard Bryce Mitchell vs. Matt Sayles
Undercard Joseph Solecki vs. Matt Wiman
5:45 p.m. Feature Livinha Souza vs. Virna Jandiroba
Undercard Makhumud Muradov vs. Trevor Smith

*All fights available for individual replay on ESPN+

How to Watch: Fans can sign-up for ESPN+ at any time via the ESPN App across mobile and connected-TV devices or via the web at ESPNPlus.com/ufc or ESPN.com.

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