UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik — how to watch, plus full analysis

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Alistair Overeem is a Netherlands-based heavyweight with a kickboxing background. Jairzinho Rozenstruik is a Netherlands-based heavyweight with a kickboxing background. Their fight careers, however, are at very different places.

Overeem, a 39-year-old veteran of 63 professional MMA fights who is a former champion in the Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 promotions, faces relative newcomer Rozenstruik (9-0) in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Washington, D.C. The main card is on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, with the prelims also on ESPN at 5 p.m. and early prelims on ESPN+ at 5:45.

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Also on the card are a pair of prospects looking to rebound. Aspen Ladd (8-1), who faces onetime women’s bantamweight contender Yana Kunitskaya, is coming off her first career loss, a 16-second KO at the hands of Germaine de Randamie in July. Ricky Simon (15-2), who saw an eight-fight winning streak end quickly that same month when Urijah Faber knocked him out in 46 seconds, takes on tough bantamweight Rob Font.

Fans can check out FightCenter for live coverage of the event.

UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik

ESPN, 9 p.m. ET
Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Strawweight: Marina Rodriguez vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Heavyweight: Stefan Struve vs. Ben Rothwell
Women’s bantamweight: Aspen Ladd vs. Yana Kunitskaya
Men’s bantamweight: Cody Stamann vs. Song Yadong
Men’s bantamweight: Rob Font vs. Ricky Simon
ESPN, 7 p.m.
Welterweight: Thiago Alves vs. Tim Means
Men’s featherweight: Billy Quarantillo vs. Chris Fishgold
Men’s featherweight: Bryce Mitchell vs. Matt Sayles
Lightweight: Joseph Solecki vs. Matt Wiman
ESPN+, 5:45 p.m.
Strawweight: Livinha Souza vs. Virna Jandiroba
Middleweight: Makhmud Muradov vs. Trevor Smith

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