UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov June 26 Exclusively on ESPN+  

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UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov June 26 Exclusively on ESPN+  

  • Main Event features Heavyweights Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov  
  • ESPN+ has entire event with Main Card at 4 p.m. ET and Prelims at 1 p.m. ET  
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UFC Fight Night presented by U.S. Army:  Gane vs. Volkov airs live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas this Saturday on ESPN+ (English and Spanish) with prelims at 1 p.m. ET and the main card at 4 p.m. ET.  Live coverage includes UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Gane vs. Volkov on Friday at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN2 providing fans with exclusive insights and views on the biggest stories heading into Fight Night.   

The main event features heavyweights, Ciryl Gane (8-0) of France, who is ranked No. 3, and No. 5 Alexander Volkov (33-8) of Russia who most recently defeated Alistair Overeem with a second-round knockout in February.  

The co-main event also features heavyweights as Tanner Boser (19-8-1) faces Ovince Saint Preux (25-15). 

Calling the action will be lead play-by-play announcer Brendan Fitzgerald, alongside analysts former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier and former UFC lightweight contender Paul Felder.  Megan Olivi will handle reporting duties. 

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Programming (All times ET) 

Fri., 6/25  6:05 p.m.  UFC Fight Night Pre-Show: Gane vs. Volkov  ESPN+ 
7:30 p.m.  UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Gane vs. Volkov   ESPN2 
Sat., 6/26  1 p.m.  UFC Fight Night presented by U.S. Army:  Gane vs. Volkov (Prelims)   ESPN+ 
4 p.m.  UFC Fight Night presented by U.S. Army:  Gane vs. Volkov (Main Card)   ESPN+ 
7 p.m.*  UFC Fight Night Post Show: Gane vs. Volkov  ESPN+ 

* immediately following main card 

Main Card and Prelims (All times ET) 

4:00 PM  Main  Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov 
Co-Main  Tanner Boser vs. Ovince Saint Preux  
Undercard  Raoni Barcelos vs. Timur Valiev 
Undercard  Andre Fili vs. Daniel Pineda 
Undercard  Tim Means vs. Nicolas Dalby 
Undercard  Renato Moicano vs. Jai Herbert 
1:00 PM  Feature  Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Danilo Marques 
Undercard  Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Michel Prazeres 
Undercard  Warlley Alves vs. Jeremiah Wells 
Undercard  Marcin Prachnio vs. Ike Villanueva 
Undercard  Julia Avila vs. Julija Stoliarenko 
Undercard  Charles Rosa vs. Justin Jaynes 
  Undercard  Yancy Medeiros vs. Damir Hadzovic 

 

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