By Nolan King |
Can also simply 30, 2021 3: 00 pm ET
UFC Combat Night 189 is days away and it features a considerable event matchup between two of the promotion’s greatest athletes.
The event takes space Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.
Despite fresh losses by both men, “the dream is restful the equal,” as one-half of the heavyweight headliner, Jairzinho Rozenstruik establish it in a fresh promotional video ahead of his war against Augusto Sakai.
Rozenstruik (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC), who represents Suriname, has misplaced two of his latest three outings, however the defeats came against top-tier means in fresh UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and top contender Ciryl Gane. The losses bookend a TKO catch over Junior Dos Santos in August.
Within the meantime, Sakai (15-2-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) misplaced for the first time in four years, when he changed into defeated by Alistair Overeem at UFC Combat Night 176 in September. Old to that war, Sakai defeated Blagoy Ivanov, Marcin Tybura, Andrei Arlovski, and Race Sherman to kick off his promotional tenure.
The UFC Combat Night 189 lineup entails:
MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Augusto Sakai
- Walt Harris vs. Marcin Tybura
- Roman Dolidze vs. Laureano Staropoli
- Miguel Baeza vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
- Gregory Rodrigues vs. Dusko Todorovic
- Antonio Arroyo vs. Tom Breese
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET)
- Makwan Amirkhani vs. Kamuela Kirk
- Montana De La Rosa vs. Ariane Lipski
- Tanner Boser vs. Ilir Latifi
- Muslim Salikhov vs. Francisco Trinaldo
- Mason Jones vs. Alan Patrick
- Manon Fiorot vs. Maryna Moroz
- Sean Woodson vs. Youssef Zalal
- Jordan Leavitt vs. Claudio Puelles