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Full fight order and how to watch UFC on ESPN 8

UFC returns on Saturday, May 16th for an 11-fight card on ESPN and ESPN+. We break down how to watch and the fights to watch.

Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris pose for the media during the official UFC Fight Night weigh-in on May 15, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC is back for its third event in eight days with UFC on ESPN 8 scheduled for Saturday, May 16th. The event gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN and live-streamed on WatchESPN. The start time is listed as 6 p.m., but if it’s like Wednesday’s event, we might not see the first fight start until after 6:30.

There are five fights on the main card and six fights on the preliminary card. The preliminary card opens with Rodrigo Nascimento and Don’Tale Mayes squaring off in a heavyweight matchup. The main card is set to get underway at approximately 9 p.m., with a featherweight contenders matchup between #14 Song Yadong and #15 Marlon Vera.

The main card features seven ranked fighters, with six of them facing each other. The main event for the evening features #8 heavyweight Alistair Overeem taking on #9 Walt Harris. That will likely go on after midnight if recent events are any indication.

UFC on ESPN 8 order

Main Card

Main event: #8 Alistair Overeem vs. #9 Walt Harris, heavyweight
#6 Claudia Gadelha vs. Angela Hill, women’s strawweight
#15 Dan Ige vs. #11 Edson Barboza, featherweight
Eryk Anders vs. Krzysztof Jotko, middleweight
#14 Song Yadong vs. #15 Marlon Vera, featherweight

Preliminary Card

Matt Brown vs. Miguel Baeza, welterweight
Anthony Hernandez vs. Kevin Hollan, middleweight
Giga Chikadze vs. Irwin Rivera, featherweight
Darren Elkins vs. Nate Landwehr, featherweight
Cortney Casey vs. Mara Romero Borella, women’s flyweight
Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Don’Tale Mayes, heavyweight