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UFC start time: When Fight Night’s main card and Rozenstruik vs. Sakai start Saturday on ESPN +


UFC returns to Apex facilities in Las Vegas for another UFC Fight Night card Saturday, May 22, live on ESPN +.

The main event brings together two heavyweights looking to reverse their last result when No.6 Jairzinho Rozenstruik takes on No.9 Augusto Sakai. Rozenstruik is 11-2 in his career, but has dropped two of his last three elite fighters to Francis Ngannou and Cyril Gane.

Sakai retired from Dana White’s Contender Series, and was 4-0 as a UFC contender before falling to Alistair Overeem in September 2020. He is 15-2-1 overall in as an MMA pro but could use a win here to stay. an upward trajectory to the top of the standings at 265 lbs.

The co-main event is also at heavyweight, where No.8 Walt Harris will face No.11 Marcin Tybura. Harris has a career 13-9, but lost to Alexander Volkov and Overeem in his only fights of 2020. Tybura is career 21-6 and is heading into the Octagon on a four-game winning streak, including the Greg Hardy’s stop in the second round in December of last year on his previous outing.

Here are the start times and fights list for UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai on May 29 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Main Card, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN +:

No.6 Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs No.9 Augusto Sakai: heavyweight

No.8 Walt Harris vs No.11 Marcin Tybura: Heavyweight

Roman Dolidze vs. Laureano Staropoli: middleweight

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Miguel Baeza: welterweight

Dusko Todorovic vs. Gregory Rodrigues: middleweight

Tom Breese vs. Antonio Arroyo: middleweight

Preliminary Card, 4 p.m. ET, ESPN +:

Makwan Amirkhani vs. Kamuela Kirk: featherweight

Tanner Boser vs. Ilir Latifi: heavyweight

Francisco Trinaldo vs. Muslim Salikhov: welterweight

Alan Patrick vs. Mason Jones: welterweight

Manon Fiorot against Maryna Moroz: female flyweight

Montana De La Rosa vs Ariane Lipski: female flyweight

Sean Woodson vs. Youssef Zalal: featherweight

Claudio Puelles vs. Jordan Leavitt: lightweight