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, 39, is a veteran of 63 professional MMA fights and a former champion in the Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 promotions. He 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 two prospects looking to rebound. Aspen Ladd (8-1), who faces onetime women's bantamweight contender Yana Kunitskaya (12-4), 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 (16-4).
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