Here is the full fight card for UFC on ESPN: Rodriguez vs. Waterson (also known as UFC on ESPN 24 and UFC Vegas 26) which is set to take place on May 8, 2021, at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States.
A bantamweight bout between former two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen was expected to serve as the main event. It would be Dillashaw's first fight since his two-year suspension due to testing positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), which resulted in his title vacancy.
However, Dillashaw announced on April 27 that he had to pull out of the fight due to a cut he received from a headbutt in training. Sandhagen is expected to be removed from the card as well, with the pairing remaining intact and rescheduled at a future event. A women's strawweight bout between former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Michelle Waterson and Marina Rodriguez is now expected to serve as the new main event.
A heavyweight bout between Ben Rothwell and Philipe Lins was expected to take place at UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad, but it was canceled due to an injury to Rothwell. They are now expected to meet at this event.
UFC On ESPN: Sandhagen Vs. Dillashaw Fight Card
Main Card (ESPN / ESPN+)
Women's Flyweight Bout: Marina Rodriguez vs. Michelle Waterson
Welterweight Bout: Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Morono
Welterweight Bout: Neil Magny vs. Geoff Neal
Heavyweight Bout: Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Maurice Greene
Lightweight Bout: Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Gregor Gillespie
Women’s Strawweight Bout: Amanda Ribas vs. Angela Hill
Preliminary Card (ESPN+)
Middleweight Bout: Phil Hawes vs. Kyle Daukaus
Featherweight Bout: Ľudovít Klein vs. Michael Trizano
Middleweight Bout: Jun Yong Park vs. Tafon Nchukwi
Welterweight Bout: Christian Aguilera vs. Carlston Harris
UFC On ESPN: Rodriguez Vs. Waterson Timing
The main card will be available on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, as well as simulcast on ESPN+ in English and Spanish starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The prelims will kick off exclusively on ESPN+ (English and Spanish) at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.