Combat SportsMMAUFCUFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Overeem vs. Oleinik in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Main Card Alistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik, Featured Bout Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan

Grace CoryellApril 18, 2019

UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ heads to Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia with a heavyweight matchup between Russian fighter, and No 9-ranked, Aleksei Oleinik and No 7-ranked Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem. Featured action also includes a lightweight matchup between 16-1 Islam Makhachev and UFC newcomer Arman Tsarukyan.

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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ main card coverage will begin at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and be available in both English and Spanish, with coverage of prelim fights beginning at 10 a.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

On Friday, ESPN+ will feature the exclusive UFC Fight Night Pre-Show to give fans all the information they need to get ready for Saturday’s event. The Pre-Show will be on-site in Saint Petersburg and available on ESPN+ beginning at 11 a.m. ET. ESPN+ will also feature the exclusive UFC Fight Night Post Show, live immediately following the event.

Calling the live action will be lead play-by-play commentator John Gooden, former UFC Welterweight contender Dan Hardy and UFC Lightweight Paul Felder. Production for all UFC events on ESPN+ and ESPN is provided by UFC. UFC’s Spanish-language commentary for UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ will be provided by Victor Dávila on the play-by-play, with Marlon Vera as analyst.’s biggest feature of the week is on Roxxane Modafferi who discusses her life as a fighter. Brett Okamoto and Jeff Wagenheim bring fans a complete Viewers Guide to the Fight Night and provide coverage throughout the weekend.

On the ESPN App and fans can turn to MMA Fightcenter, the live, data-driven digital experience featuring live fight statistics (including strikes by significance and body region, time in control and takedowns), fight cards for every fight from UFC events, fighter profile cards and more. Each fight night, MMA Fightcenter will visualize the strikes and damage absorbed by fighters through dynamic color-represented animations, providing fight fans an innovative companion experience to the live event.

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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Alistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik (All Times ET)

Fri., 4/1911 a.m.UFC Fight Night Pre-ShowESPN+ (Live)
Sat., 4/2010 a.m.UFC Fight Night (Prelims)ESPN2, ESPN Deportes (Live)
1 p.m. UFC Fight Night (Main Card)ESPN+ (Live)
4 p.m.UFC Fight Night Post ShowESPN+ (Live)


Main Event Card – 1 p.m. ET


Main EventAlistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Co-Main EventIslam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan
Sergei Pavlovich vs. Marcelo Golm
Ivan Shtyrkov vs. Devin Clark
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Antonina Shevchenko
Alen Amedoskiv vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Prelim Fight Card – 10 a.m. ET


ESPN Deportes

FeatureMosvar Evloev vs. SeungWoo Choi
 Sultan Aliev vs. Keita Nakamura
Alexander Yakovlev vs. Alex Da Silva
Marcin Tybura vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
Magomed Mustfaev vs. Rafael Fiziev

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