- Main Event features heavyweight showdown between Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai
- Main Card begins at 7 p.m. ET and Prelims begin at 4 p.m. exclusively on ESPN+
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UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai is set for this Saturday, June 5, live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. All fights will be carried exclusively on ESPN+ in English and Spanish, with the main card at 7 p.m. ET and prelims beginning at 4 p.m. ET. Live coverage begins on Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET with UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai followed immediately at 6 p.m. ET with UFC Fight Night Pre-Show: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai exclusively on ESPN+.
The main event will be headlined by a pair of top 10-ranked heavyweights in Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-2) and Augusto Sakai (15-2-1). Rozenstruik returns to the Octagon after losing by unanimous decision to Ciryl Gane in February. Suriname’s Rozenstruik is a feared striker who has scored all five of his UFC victories by knockout with a near-perfect record, including a pair of signature wins featuring the second-fastest finish (0:09 vs. Allen Crowder) and the latest finish (24:56 vs. Alistair Overeem) in UFC heavyweight history. Sakai enters the fight having a six-fight win streak snapped in his last fight against Alistair Overeem in September. Sakai also started his UFC career 4-0 before the loss to Overeem. The 29-year-old made a splash on Dana White’s Contender Series in August 2018, where he defeated Marcos Conrado by knockout.
The co-main features another pair of ranked heavyweights, as Walt Harris (13-9-0), currently ranked no. 8 in the division, will face no. 11-ranked Marcin Tybura (21-6-0) as both men try to climb the ranks in hopes of a future shot at the title.
Calling the live action will be Brendan Fitzgerald, on the play-by-play, alongside former UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping, and former two-time UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, as the color commentators. Heidi Androl will handle reporting duties.
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UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai (All times ET)
|Fri., June 4
UFC Live Presented by DraftKings: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai
|6:05 p.m.||UFC Fight Night Pre-Show: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai||ESPN+|
Sat., June 5
|4 p.m.||UFC Fight Night Presented by U.S. Army:
(English and Spanish)
|7 p.m.||UFC Fight Night Presented by U.S. Army:
(English and Spanish)
|10 p.m.||UFC Fight Night Post Show: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai||ESPN+|
Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)
|7:00 PM||Main||Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Augusto Sakai|
|Co-Main||Walt Harris vs. Marcin Tybura|
|Undercard||Roman Dolidze vs. Laureano Staropoli|
|Undercard||Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Miguel Baeza|
|Undercard||Dusko Todorovic vs. Gregory Rodrigues|
|Undercard||Tom Breese vs. Antonio Arroyo|
|4:00 PM||Feature||Montana De La Rosa vs. Ariane Lipski|
|Undercard||Tanner Boser vs. Ilir Latifi|
|Undercard||Francisco Trinaldo vs. Muslim Salikhov|
|Undercard||Makwan Amirkhani vs. Kamuela Kirk|
|Undercard||Alan Patrick vs. Mason Jones|
|Undercard||Manon Fiorot vs. Tabatha Ricci|
|Undercard||Sean Woodson vs. Youssef Zalal|
|Undercard||Claudio Puelles vs. Jordan Leavitt|
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