UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green on February 26 Exclusively on ESPN+

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UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green on February 26 Exclusively on ESPN+

Main Card at 7 p.m. ET, Prelims at 4 p.m. ET, All Only on ESPN+ 

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Exclusive to ESPN+, UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green, will be live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas this Saturday, Feb. 26, with the main card at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, preceded by the Prelims at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. Live coverage includes UFC Live presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Makhachev vs. Green on ESPN2 on Friday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m. ET and will provide fans with exclusive insights and views heading into Fight Night.  All coverage on ESPN+ is also available in Spanish.   

The main event features lightweights Islam Makhachev (21-1) and Bobby Green (29-12).  Makhachev, ranked No. 4 in the division, is riding a nine-fight winning streak since his lone loss.  Known as an elite grappler, with a win he hopes to be in line for a chance at the belt.  The veteran Green has won his last two outings, including at the recent UFC 271 on February 12 in a unanimous decision over Nasrat Haqparast.  He has 10 knockouts on his resume.  

A middleweight clash serves as the co-main, with Misha Cirkunov (15-7) facing Wellington Turman (17-5).  A formerly ranked light heavyweight, Cirkunov made the move down a division in the latter half of last year.  He will have the physical advantages he was searching for after constantly feeling undersized and outmuscled at light heavyweight.  Turman is nine years his junior and holds a considerable speed advantage on his feet. Where the fight takes place and who is able to dictate the terms of the battle should determine how this one plays out.   

Brendan Fitzgerald will call the action, alongside Paul Felder and UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping. Megan Olivi will serve as reporter.  

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Programming (all times ET) 

Fri, Feb. 25  5:30 p.m.  UFC Live presented by DraftKings Sportsbook:  

Makhachev vs. Green 

ESPN2 
6:05 p.m.  UFC Fight Night Pre-Show presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Makhachev vs. Green  ESPN+ 
Sat., Feb. 26  4 p.m.  UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green (prelims)  ESPN+ 
7 p.m.  UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green (main card)  ESPN+ 
10 p.m.*  UFC Fight Night Post Show: Makhachev vs. Green  ESPN+ 

*immediately after Main Card   

Main Card and Prelims on ESPN+ (all times ET) 

7 p.m.  Main  Islam Makhachev vs. Bobby Green 
Co-Main  Misha Cirkunov vs. Wellington Turman 
Undercard  Ji Yeon Kim vs. Priscila Cachoeira 
Undercard  Arman Tsarukyan vs. Joel Alvarez 
Undercard  Armen Petrosyan vs. Gregory Rodrigues 
4 p.m.  Feature  Rong Zhu vs. Igancio Bahamondes 
Undercard  Josiane Nunes vs. Ramona Pascual 
Undercard  Terrance McKinney vs. Fares Ziam 
Undercard  Alejandro Perez vs. Jonathan Martinez 
Undercard  Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Micheal Gillmore 
Undercard  Victor Altamirano vs. Carlos Hernandez 

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As I write this on 11-11-21, it's now 35 years for me at ESPN, the only real job I’ve ever had. I joined merely to help with the upcoming America’s Cup in Australia. I was told it would be for three months at all of $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville, Darlington, Indy and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals, Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, my main areas are tennis, UFC, boxing, network-wide ratings (by month/quarter/year), and corporate communications documents, including fact sheets, chronologies, lists and nearly 35 of the Year in Review press releases. UPDATE EXACTLY ONE YEAR LATER: Today, November 11, 2022, I am retiring from ESPN -- 36 years to the day I began. As I ride off into the sunset – top down and E Street Radio blaring – I do so with so many wonderful memories, proud of my contributions and a heart full of gratitude for the opportunity. 
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