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What time does UFC Fight Night: Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad main card start?

Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammad should be in for a competitive bout in the main event. Here’s a look at the start time for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night.

Leon Edwards of Jamaica battles Bulal Muhammad in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC Fight Night returns home to the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, on Saturday, April 16th. The preliminary card will start at 5:30 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN+. The main card is set to begin at 8:30 p.m. ET and will be available on both ESPN and ESPN+. The main event of the evening is a welterweight rematch between #5 Vicente Luque and #6 Belal Muhammad.

Luque enters with a 21-7-1 record and has won four bouts in a row. He is most recently coming off a win against Michael Chiesa in August 2021. Luque picked up the win by submission in the first round. He has won his last two fights by submission and has ended his previous four ahead of a decision. Luque took on Muhammad for the first time in November 2016 with Luque picking up the first-round knockout. He is the favorite to win the rematch with -165 odds to win at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Muhammad has a 20-3 record going into this fight. Other than a fight in March of 2021 ruled a no contest, he has won his last six fights. Most recently, Muhammad secured the unanimous decision victory over Stephen Thompson in December 2021. Muhammad is the underdog in this rematch with +145 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Here are the start times and fight list for the UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad on Saturday, April 16th at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Main card, 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+:

Main event: #5 Vicente Luque vs. #6 Belal Muhammad, welterweight
Caio Borralho vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev, middleweight
Miguel Baeza vs. Andre Fialho, welterweight
Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Wu Yanan, women’s bantamweight
Pat Sabatini vs. TJ Laramie, featherweight
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Mounir Lazzez, welterweight

Preliminary card, 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+:

Devin Clark vs. William Knight, light heavyweight
#11 Lina Lansberg vs. #12 Pannie Kianzad, women’s bantamweight
Drakkar Klose vs. Brandon Jenkins, lightweight
Rafa Garcia vs. Jesse Ronson, lightweight
Chris Barnett vs. Martin Buday, heavyweight
Jordan Leavitt vs. Trey Ogden, lightweight
Istela Nunes vs. Sam Hughes, women’s strawweight
Alateng Heili vs. Kevin Croom, bantamweight