Just 21 days after suffering a loss that crippled his momentum, Kevin Holland will return to the Octagon on Saturday afternoon and face Marvin Vettori in the middleweight main event of a UFC Fight Night matinee in Las Vegas.
The main card at the UFC Apex facility will air on ABC beginning at 3 p.m. ET, with the preliminaries on ESPN at noon. All fights will also be available on ESPN Deportes and ESPN +.
Holland (21-6) had won five fights in a row, four of them by knockout, before being dominated by Derek Brunson in a unanimous decision loss on March 20. He wastes no time before trying to get back on the winning track, taking this short-term opportunity.
Vettori (16-4-1) was originally scheduled to fight Darren Till, but the British fighter withdrew from the fight last week after breaking his collarbone in training. Vettori has won four fights in a row and is No. 8 on ESPN’s middleweight rankings.
Also on the card is the return of strawweight Nina Ansaroff, fighting for the first time since June 2019. Ranked ninth at 115 pounds by ESPN, Ansaroff took time out of the sport to have a baby, giving birth last September. . Ansaroff confronts Mackenzie Dern.
And Jim Miller will make his 37th appearance in the Octagon, a UFC record, taking on lightweight Joe Solecki. Miller, 37, has lost two of his last three fights. Solecki has won five fights in a row, his most recent two in the UFC.
How to watch the fights
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Watch the preliminaries on ESPN. Don’t have ESPN / ESPN Deportes? Get instant access.
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There is also FightCenter, which offers live updates for each UFC card.
ABC / ESPN Sports / ESPN +, 3 pm ET
Marvin Vettori vs. Kevin Holland | Median Weight
Sodiq Yusuff vs. Arnold Allen | Featherweight
Kyle Daukaus vs. Aliaskhab Khizriev | Peso Mediano
Sam Alvey vs. Julian Marquez | Peso Mediano
Nina Ansaroff vs. Mackenzie Dern | Peso Paja
Mike Perry vs. Daniel Rodriguez | Peso Welter
ESPN / ESPN Sports / ESPN +, 12 am ET
Jim Miller vs. Joe Solecki | Ligero weight
Scott Holtzman vs. Mateusz Gamrot |Peso Ligero
Erin Blanchfield vs. Norma Dumont Viana | Bantamweight
John Makdessi vs. Ignacio Bahamondes | Light weight
Yorgan De Castro vs. Jarjis Danho | Heavyweight
Hunter Azure vs. Jack Shore | Peso Gallo
Luis Saldana vs. Jordan Griffin | Featherweight
From Un Jung vs. William Knight | Semipesado weight
Impa Kasanganay Vs. Sasha Palatnikov | Welter weight