UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai is set to drive our attention on September 5, 2020, at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. UFC Fight Night 176 and UFC on ESPN+ 34 will feature, A heavyweight bout between the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion and UFC Heavyweight Championship challenger Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai.
A women's flyweight bout between Mayra Bueno Silva and Mara Romero Borella was briefly linked to this event. However, promotion officials rescheduled the pairing for undisclosed purposes and the bout is now exacted to take place two weeks later at UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley.
Take a look at the full fight card:
MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
--Alistair Overeem (252.5) vs. Augusto Sakai (261.5)
--Alonzo Menifield (204) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (205.5)
--Zelim Imadaev (171) vs. Michel Pereira (170.5)
--Brian Kelleher (146) vs. Kevin Natividad (144.5)
--Thiago Moises (155.5) vs. Jalin Turner (155)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
--Bartosz Fabinski (184.5) vs. Andre Muniz (185.5)
--Viviane Araujo (126) vs. Montana De La Rosa (125.5)
--Marcos Rogerio de Lima (260.5) vs. Alexander Romanov (259)
--Hunter Azure (135.5) vs. Cole Smith (135)
A women's flyweight bout was scheduled for the event between Marina Moroz and Montana De La Rosa. However, Moroz was forced to withdraw as he was incapable to acquire a visa due to travel restraints associated to the COVID-19 pandemic and was ousted by Vivian Arazo.
A light heavyweight bout between former interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challenger Ovince Saint Preux and Alonzo Menifield is also expected to take place at this event.
A women's bantamweight bout between Macy Chiasson and Sijara Eubanks was scheduled for the event. However, Chiasson pulled out of the fight for undisclosed medical reasons and was replaced by Karol Rosa.
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