Paulo Costa-Marvin Vettori Headline UFC Fight Night On Saturday
Top-5 middleweights Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori will headline Saturday's next UFC Fight Night event live on ESPN+.
A battle of Top-5 middleweights headlines UFC Fight Night Saturday as Paulo Costa faces Marvin Vettori.
Set from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, the event airs live on ESPN+ beginning at a special time of 1 p.m. ET.
Costa, with a record of 13-1, looks to bounce back after falling for the first time in his career in a UFC title fight. Vettori, with a mark of 17-5-1, is also coming off a loss to Kamaru Usman for the belt.
In the co-main event, Grant Dawson and Ricky Glenn square off at lightweight. Grant is 17-1 and has finished 15 of his 17 opponents, while Glenn is 22-6-1 with a 37-second knockout in his most recent fight.
Additional bouts on the card include
- An exciting women’s bantamweight bout sees Jessica Rose-Clark (10-6, 1 NC fighting out of Innisfail, Australia) face off with Joselyne Edwards (10-3, fighting out of Panama City, Panama by way of El Paso, Texas)
- Fan favorite Alex Caceres (18-12, 1 NC, fighting out of Miani, Fla.) returns to action against SeungWoo Choi (10-3, fighting out of Seoul, South Korea) at featherweight
- Welterweight veterans meet as Francisco Trinaldo (26-8, fighting out of Parana, Brazil) takes on Dwight Grant (11-3, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.)
- Light heavyweight finishers battles as Nicolae Negumereanu (10-1, fighting out of Brasov, Romania) and Ike Villanueva (18-12, fighting out of Katy, Texas) vie for a post-fight bonus.
- Middleweights Junyong Park (13-4, fighting out of Seoul, South Korea) and Gregory Rodrigues (10-3, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif.) lock horns
- Women’s strawweights clash as Tabatha Ricci (5-1, fighting out of Ventura, Calif.) meets Maria Oliveira (12-4, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- Dana White’s Contender Series alum Jamie Pickett (11-6, fighting out of Wilmington, N.C.) goes for his first UFC win against Laureano Staropoli (9-4, fighting out of La Plata, Argentina) at middleweight
- Lightweight finishers meet when Khama Worthy (16-8, fighting out of Pittsburgh, Penn.) takes on Jai Herbert (10-3, fighting out of Wolverhampton, England)
- Jeff Molina (9-2, fighting out of Olathe, Kan.) intends to follow up on his impressive UFC debut when he faces Daniel Lacerda (11-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- Livinha Souza (14-3, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) matches up with Randa Markos (10-12-1, fighting out of Windsor, Ontario, Canada) in a women’s strawweight bout
- Aaron Phillips (8-3, fighting out of Lafayette, La.) and Jonathan Martinez (13-4, fighting out of Plainview, Texas) collide in a bantamweight bout sure to deliver action