breaking news New
  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT: OVEREEM vs. ROZENSTRUIK takes place Saturday, December 7 at Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: OVEREEM vs. ROZENSTRUIK takes place Saturday, December 7 at Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C.

T·       UFC returns to Washington D.C. for the second time in the promotion’s history following the first event over 8 years ago

o   UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson on October 1, 2011

·       Tickets are available via ticketmaster.com

HEAVYWEIGHT KNOCKOUT ARTISTS:TWO OF THE MOST TALENTED STRIKERS IN THE HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION CLASH FOR A CHANCE TO BREAK INTO THE TITLE PICTURE

  • Alistair Overeem (45-17, fighting out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) looks to secure his third consecutive stoppage win and stake his claim for another UFC title shot
  • No. 6 ranked UFC heavyweight contender
  • 40 of 45 wins via finish (23 via KO, 17 via submission)
  • Former UFC heavyweight title challenger
  • 33 first-round finishes
  • Holds wins over Fabricio Werdum, Brock Lesnar and Junior Dos Santos
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik (9-0, fighting out of Paramaribo, Suriname) aims to continue his ascent up the rankings with another show-stealing finish
    • No. 14 ranked UFC heavyweight contender
    • Decorated kickboxer
      • 76-6, 64 KOs
    • Seven first-round finishes
    • Holds knockout wins over Andrei Arlovski, Allen Crowder and Junior Albini

BATTLE OF THE GIANTS:TWO OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST EXPERIENCED HEAVYWEIGHTS ON THE ROSTER BATTLE FOR MOMENTUM AND TO BREAK BACK INTO THE RANKINGS

  • Stefan Struve (33-11, fighting out of Beverwijk, The Netherlands) looks to build another win streak and make a run towards heavyweight gold
  • Eight wins via KO, 18 via submission
  • Tallest athlete in UFC history at 7’ tall
  • Eight UFC post-fight bonuses
  • 17 first-round finishes
  • Holds wins over Stipe Miocic, Antonio Silva and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
  • Ben Rothwell (36-12, fighting out of Kenosha, Wisconsin)aims to bounce back into the win column by securing another signature finish against Struve
    • 33 of 36 wins via finish (20 via KO, 13 via submission)
    • 27 first-round finishes
    • Last five wins have come via finish
    • Three UFC post-fight bonuses
    • Holds wins over Josh Barnett, Alistair Overeem and Brendan Vera

OTHER FIGHTS ON THE CARD INCLUDE

·       In a pivotal strawweight contenders’ bout, No. 9 ranked Marina Rodriguez (12-0-1, fighting out of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil) faces No. 10 Cynthia Calvillo (8-1, fighting out of Sacramento, California, USA)

·       No. 5 ranked bantamweight contender Aspen Ladd (8-1, fighting out of El Dorado Hills, California, USA) looks to turn back streaking No. 7 Yana Kunitskaya (12-4, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA by way of Saint Petersburg, Russia)

·       No. 9 ranked Cody Stamann (18-2, fighting out of Sparta, Michigan, USA) squares off with No. 13 Yadong Song (15-1 1NC, fighting out of Heilongjiang, China) in a clash of bantamweight contenders

·       No. 10 ranked bantamweight contender Rob Font (16-4, fighting out of Woburn, Massachusetts, USA) returns against Ricky Simon (15-2, fighting out of Vancouver, Washington, USA)

·       Thiago Alves (28-14, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida, USA by way of Fortaleza, Brazil) meets Tim Means (28-11-1 1NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA) in a battle of talented strikers

·       Dana White’s Contender Series signee Billy Quarantillo (12-2, fighting out of Tampa, Florida, USA) debuts against Jacob Kilburn (8-2, fighting out of Clarksville, Tennessee, USA)

·       Bryce Mitchell (11-1, fighting out of Searcy, Arkansas, USA) aims to continue his momentum against Matt Sayles (8-2, fighting out of San Diego, California, USA)

·       Dana White’s Contender Series contract winner Joe Solecki (8-2, fighting out of Wilmington, North Carolina, USA) makes his UFC debut against gritty veteran Matt Wiman (16-8, fighting out of Portland, Oregon, USA)

·       Virna Jandiroba (14-1, fighting out of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil) goes for her first UFC win when she takes on Dana White’s Contender Series veteran Mallory Martin (6-2, fighting out of Denver, Colorado, USA)

·       Makhmud Muradov (23-6, fighting out of Bukhara, Uzbekistan) faces battle-tested Trevor Smith (15-9, fighting out of Tukwila, Washington, USA)

<

Login

Welcome! Login in to your account

Remember me Lost your password?

Lost Password