UFC Fight Night returns on Saturday, August 21 when third-ranked middleweight Jared Cannonier faces off against ninth-ranked Kelvin Gastelum. The preliminary card gets start at 7 p.m. ET and the main card gets started at 10 p.m. The event will air on ESPN and stream on ESPN+.
Cannonier heads to the octagon with a 13-5 career record at age 37, but is still in contention for a title shot. He had won his previous three bouts all by stoppage before a unanimous decision loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC 254 in October of last year.
Gastelum is still in the rankings despite having lost four of his last five bouts. This is his third fight of 2021, having beaten Ian Heinisch but also losing to Whittaker, both by unanimous decision. With the the losses piling up, this might be an important fight for his future in the promotion.
Here are the start times and fight list for the UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum for Saturday, August 21 at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas.
Main card, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+:
Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum, middleweight
Clay Guida vs. Mark Madsen, lightweight
Parker Porter vs. Chase Sherman, heavyweight
Trevin Jones vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov, bantamweight
Vinc Pichel vs. Austin Hubbard, lightweight
Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval, flyweight
Preliminary card, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+:
Austin Lingo vs. Luis Saldana, featherweight
Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte, bantamweight
Bea Malecki vs. Josiana Nunes, women’s bantamweight
William Knight vs. Fabio Cherant, light heavyweight
Roosevelt Roberts vs. Ignacio Bahamondes, lightweight
Sasha Palatnikov vs. Ramiz Brahimaj, welterweight