The UFC is back in the APEX facility on Saturday night. Savior these events, by the way, it seems as the promotion is starting to get back to its road warrior roots. But anyways, for this weekend’s UFC Vegas card we have a match up of Rafaels with former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos taking on accomplished kickboxer Rafael Fiziev.
There is a lot of name value outside the main event for this card. However, it’s mostly because there are few fighters who will make you go “there’s still in the UFC?” Kudos to them for their longevity, but a few of these match-ups seem designed to determine whether or not they should get their walking papers.
The co-main matches recent Contender Series products Caio Borralho and Armen Petrosyan. The main card also features Said Nurmagomedov (Khabib’s cousin) vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade, Jared Vanderaa vs. Chase Sherman, Cynthia Calvillo vs. Nina Nunes and Michael Johnson vs. Jamie Mullarkey.
The featured prelim is Aiemann Zahabi (Firas’ brother) vs. Ricky Turcios. Also on the prelim card is Antonina Shevchenko (Valentina’s sister) vs. Cortney Casey and Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Karl Roberson.
The weigh-ins for this event will be going down at 12PM ET (9AM local time). And you can check all the results right here. The official weigh-ins are scheduled to go until 2PM ET.
Main Card (9PM ET on ESPN/ESPN+):
Lightweight: Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Rafael Fiziev (155)
Middleweight: Caio Borralho (185.5) vs. Armen Petrosyan (185.5)
Bantamweight: Said Nurmagomedov (135.5) vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade (135.5)
Heavyweight: Jared Vanderaa (263.5) vs. Chase Sherman (253)
Flyweight: Cynthia Calvillo (126) vs. Nina Nunes (125.5)
Lightweight: Michael Johnson (155.5) vs. Jamie Mullarkey (155.5)
Prelim Card (6PM ET on ESPN/ESPN+):
Bantamweight: Aiemann Zahabi (135.5) vs. Ricky Turcios (135.5)
Flyweight: Antonina Shevchenko (124.5) vs. Cortney Casey (126)
Middleweight: Cody Bundage (185) vs. Tresean Gore (185)
Featherweight: David Onama (145.5) vs. Garrett Armfield (145)
Light heavyweight: Kennedy Nzechukwu (205) vs. Karl Roberson (202.5)
Bantamweight: Ronnie Lawrence (135.5) vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov (136)
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