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How to watch UFC Fight Night: Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov

It’s a battle of Top-Five heavyweights in the main event on Saturday from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

In this UFC handout, opponents Ciryl Gane of France and Alexander Volkov of Russia face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on June 25, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

UFC Fight Night returns to ESPN+ on Saturday, June 26th with a 13-fight card capped by a heayvweight main event featuring No. 3 Ciryl Gane and No. 5 Alexander Volkov, as both look to get back into contention for the heavyweight championship.

Gane has shot to the top of the 265 lbs. division, and appears to be a legitimate problem. He’s 8-0 career with six stoppages, including taking out favored Jairzinho Rozenstruik by unanimous decision in February. The Frenchman also ended Junior dos Santos with a second round elbow last December. He lands 5.04 significant strikes per round in a UFC octagon, while absorbing just 1.85. He’s a -155 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook in his first bout as a main eventer.

Volkov is a +125 underdog despite bringing plenty more experience with a 33-8 career mark. He knocked out the legend Alistair Overeem in February for what turned out to be the final UFC fight of the Dutchman’s career. The Russian took a unanimous decision loss to Curtis Blaydes one year ago in what basically an eliminator for a title shot. He lands 4.88 strikes per minute, while absorbing just 2.48 himself.

There are six fights on the main card starting at 4:00 p.m. ET, and seven on the preliminary card that kicks off at 1:00 p.m. ET. Except for No. 15 women’s bantamweight Julia Avila on the early card, there are no other ranked fighters competing outside of the main event.

UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov will be available for live stream on ESPN+. If you want to watch, you’ll need to purchase a subscription. If you purchase ESPN+ separately, it cost $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year. Or you can purchase it apart of the Disney+ bundle, which also features Hulu and ESPN+ for $13.99 per month.