- 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+
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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.
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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+
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