Main Event features Middleweights Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Main Card at 10 p.m. ET and Prelims at 7 p.m.
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UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum presented by Modelo airs live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas this Saturday, Aug. 21, on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ (English and Spanish) at 10 p.m. ET. Prelims start at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ (English and Spanish). Live coverage includes UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Cannonier vs. Gastelum 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 middleweights, Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum. The 5’11” Cannonier, a 37-year-old born in Dallas and fighting out of Phoenix, has a 13-5 record including victories in three of his last four. Born in San Jose, Calif., and fighting out of Yuma, Ariz., Gastelum makes his 20th walk to the Octagon still at just age 29. A former head coach and house guest on The Ultimate Fighter, Gastelum won Season 17 of the UFC reality series at age 21, the youngest winner in series history.
In the co-main event, high-energy Clay Guida takes on undefeated rising prospect Mark O. Madsen in a lightweight showdown. Almost 15 years into his UFC career Guida boasts Octagon victories over legends and former champions including Nate Diaz, B.J. Penn, Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos. Madsen, the former wrestling Olympic silver medalist for Denmark, returns for the first time since March 2020 with his unblemished 10-0 record still intact.
Calling the action will be play-by-play announcer Jon Anik, alongside analyst and former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier. Laura Sanko will handle reporting duties.
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Programming (All times ET)
|Fri., 8/20||5:30 p.m.||UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Cannonier vs. Gastelum||ESPN2|
|6:05 p.m.||UFC Fight Night Pre-Show: Cannonier vs. Gastelum||ESPN+|
|Sat., 8/21||7 p.m.||UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum presented by Modelo (Prelims)||ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+|
|10 p.m.||UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum presented by Modelo (Main Card)||ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+|
|1 a.m.*||UFC Fight Night Post Show: Cannonier vs. Gastelum||ESPN+|
* immediately following main card
Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)
|10 PM||Main||Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum|
|Co-Main||Clay Guida vs. Mark O. Madsen|
|Undercard||Parker Porter vs. Chase Sherman|
|Undercard||Trevin Jones vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov|
|Undercard||Vinc Pachel vs. Austin Hubbard|
|Undercard||Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval|
|7 PM||Feature||Austin Lingo vs. Luis Saldana|
|Undercard||Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte|
|Undercard||Bea Malecki vs. Josiane Nunes|
|Undercard||William Knight vs. Fabio Cherant|
|Undercard||Roosevelt Roberts vs. Ignacio Bahamondes|
|Undercard||Sasha Palatnikov vs. Ramiz Brahimaj|