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What time does UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov main card start?

The two heavyweights take to the cage as the main event tonight. What time will the main card begin?

Opponents Alistair Overeem of the Netherlands and Alexander Volkov of Russia face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on February 05, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC Fight Night is back in action this evening, live from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are 13 fights scheduled for Saturday, February 6th, with six on the main card and seven on the preliminary card. All fights will be broadcast on ESPN+, and this is a quality show with plenty of fights you’d normally have to pony up for a pay-per-view fee to see.

The main card begins at 8:00 p.m., with No. 5 heavyweight Alistair Overeem and No. 6 Alexander Volkov as the featured bout. Overeem continues his tireless work in the octagon even at age 40, and enters with a lifetime 47-18 record in MMA. His 74.8% significant strike percentage is the highest for any fighter in UFC history.

Volkov is 32-8 in MMA, and 6-2 in the UFC. The 32-year-old Russian lands 4.76 blows per minute, and has an average fight time of over 15 minutes in his eight contests in the promotion. Right now Volkov is the favorite at -190 at DraftKings Sportsbook, with Overeem the underdog at +160. Expect these fighters to take to the cage no earlier than 10:30 p.m. to finish the show.

Also on the card as the co-main event are bantamweights in No. 2 Cory Sandhagen and No. 4 Frankie Edgar. At age 28, Sandhagen is 6-1 in the UFC with five victories by stoppage, and his only loss to No. 1 Aljamain Sterling so far. Edgar is 23-8-1 and a former champion at lightweight, but has lost three of his last five. Sandhagen is -435 at DK, with Edgar +320.

The main card for UFC Fight Night on February 6th on ESPN+:

Alistair Overeem vs. Alexander Volkov (Heavyweight)

Cory Sandhagen vs. Frankie Edgar (Bantamweight)

Michael Johnson vs. Clay Guida (Lightweight)

Alexandre Pantoja vs. Manel Kape (Flyweight)

Cody Stamann vs. Askar Askar (Featherweight)

Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush (Lightweight)

The preliminary card gets underway at 5:00 p.m.

Mike Rodriguez vs. Danilo Marques (Light Heavyweight)

Devonte Smith vs. Justin Jaynes (Catchweight)

Karol Rosa vs. Joselyne Edwards (Women’s Bantamweight)

Molly McCann vs. Lara Procopio (Women’s Flyweight)

SeungWoo Choi vs. Youssef Zalal (Featherweight)

Timur Valiev vs. Martin Day (Featherweight)

Ode Osbourne vs. Jerome Rivera (Featherweight)

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