After an eventful fight card last weekend for the UFC 256 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, the UFC will be back at the APEX on Saturday night for UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum. The event will be broadcasted on ESPN/ESPN+ with the main card beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET, and the prelims at 7:00 p.m ET on ESPN2/EPSN+.
UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum 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.
The main card has six bouts, including the main event fight between Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum at middleweight. Cannonier enters the octagon with a professional fighting record of 13-5 and is ranked third in the middleweight division. Gastelum has a record of 17-7 (1 NC) and is ranked ninth in the middleweight class. Cannonier sits as a -145 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, making Gastelum the +125 underdog.
The co-main event for UFC Fight Night will be between Clay “The Carpenter” Guida against Mark “The Olympian” Madsen at lightweight. Guida has a record of 36-17, while Madsen is coming into the bout with an undefeated 10-0 record. This will be The Olympian’s third-ever UFC bout inside the octagon. Madsen last fought in March at UFC 248, where he defeated Austin Hubbard by unanimous decision.
The prelims has six bouts but is always subject to change. A few of the notable prelim fights are Austin Lingo vs. Luis Saldana (featherweight), Bea Malecki vs. Josiane Nunes (women’s bantamweight), and Sasha Palatnikov vs. Ramiz Brahimaj (welterweight).