Here is the full fight card and everything you need to know about UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelu which takes place on August 21, 2021, at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States.
The event is scheduled to be headlined by A middleweight bout between former UFC Middleweight Championship challenger Paulo Costa and Jared Cannonier.
However, on June 4, Costa withdrew from the bout due to unknown reasons and was replaced by former interim title challenger and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen middleweight winner Kelvin Gastelum. Costa later claimed he never signed the bout agreement and had issues with his payment, while not confirming them as the reason for his withdrawal.
Also, A heavyweight bout between Chase Sherman and Parker Porter is expected to take place at the event.
UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelum Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. GastelumDate: August 21, 2021
UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelum Venue: UFC Apex
UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelum City: Enterprise, Nevada
UFC On ESPN: Cannonier Vs. Gastelum Time
UFC On ESPN: Cannonier Vs. Gastelum Fight Card
|Weight Class||Competitors||Betting Odds
|Main card (ESPN / ESPN+)|
||Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum
||Clay Guida vs. Mark O. Madsen
|| Chase Sherman vs. Parker Porter
||Vinc Pichel vs. Austin Hubbard
|| Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval
|Preliminary card (ESPN2 / ESPN+)|
||Luis Saldana vs. Austin Lingo
||Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte
||Bea Malecki vs. Josiane Nunes
||William Knight vs. Fabio Cherant
||Roosevelt Roberts vs. Ignacio Bahamondes
|| Leomana Martinez vs. Jesse Strader
||Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Sasha Palatnikov
The main card will be available on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, as well as simulcast on ESPN+ in English and Spanish starting at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. The prelims will kick off exclusively on ESPN+ (English and Spanish) at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.
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