The cozy cage at the UFC APEX in Vegas will again host heavyweights in a main event with Alexander Volkov and Ciryl Gane set to do battle at UFC Vegas 30. Gane will be looking to improve his flawless 8-0 record (5-0 in the UFC), whereas Volkov, who has 40 fights under his belt, will be hoping this might be the fight that lands him an elusive UFC heavyweight title shot.
Also on the main card, which starts early for the benefit of European viewers, Ovince St. Preux takes another heavyweight bout, meeting Tanner Boser. There’s also Raoni Barcelos vs. Timur Valiev and Andre Fili vs. Daniel Pineda.
The seven fight prelim card mixes it up with a couple of grizzled veterans and some relative newcomers who could have bright futures. A bout that includes both those archetypes is Michel Prazeres (26-3) taking on the undefeated Shavkat Rakhmonov (13-0). Other vets on the card include Warlley Alves, Charles Rosa and Yancy Medeiros.
Something to keep an eye on for these weigh-ins is the condition of Julija Stoliarenko. She was due to fight Julia Avila in March, but was pulled from the card after twice collapsing on the scale. Hopefully this weight cut has gone better and we won’t see a repeat of that frightening situation.
You can watch all the action below. The video stream will appear and go live at around 12 PM ET.
Main card, 4 PM ET/1 PM PT on ESPN+:
Heavyweight: Ciryl Gane (245) vs. Alexander Volkov (265)
Heavyweight: Ovince St. Preux (230) vs. Tanner Boser (240)
Bantamweight: Raoni Barcelos (135) vs. Timur Valiev (136)
Featherweight: Andre Fili (145.5) vs. Daniel Pineda (145)
Welterweight: Nicolas Dalby (170) vs. Tim Means )170.5)
Lightweight: Renato Moicano (156) vs. Jai Herbert (155.5)
Preliminary card, 1 PM ET/ 10 AM PT on ESPN+:
Light heavyweight: Danilo Marques (205.5) vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu (205.5)
Welterweight: Michel Prazeres (170) vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (170.5)
Welterweight: Warlley Alves (171) vs. Jeremiah Wells (171)
Light heavyweight: Marin Prachnio (206) vs. Ike Villanueva (205)
Bantamweight: Julia Avila (135.5) vs. Julija Stoliarenko (135.5)
Featherweight: Charles Rosa (146) vs. Justin Jaynes (145.5)
Lightweight: Yancy Medeiros (155.5) vs. Damir Hadzaovic (155.5)
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