Tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada, two MMA heavyweights — one an established household name in the UFC, the other a young rising star — will face off at the UFC Apex arena. If you’re looking for a way to watch the UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai live stream online this evening, then it’s not too late to sign up for ESPN+. Read on to find out everything you need to know about UFC Fight Night 176 including air times, fight cards, and how you can stream it live with ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night 176 Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020 UFC Fight Night 176 Time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (Main Card) UFC Fight Night 176 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Fight Night 176 Arena: UFC Apex
How to watch UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai online in the U.S.
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UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai Fight Card
Main Card (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Alonzo Menifield
Sijara Eubanks vs. Karol Rosa
Michel Pereira vs. Zelim Idamaev
Brian Kelleher vs. Kevin Natividad
Thiago Moisés vs. Jalin Turner
Preliminary Card (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
Andre Muniz vs. Bartosz Fabiński
Viviane Araújo vs. Montana De La Rosa
Alexandr Romanov vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima
Cole Smith vs. Hunter Azure
The main event at UFC Fight Night 176 is a heavyweight bout with veteran fighter Alistair Overeem and rising talent Augusto Sakai. Overeem, aged 40 with a long professional record of 46 wins and 18 losses, has been an MMA fighter for more than two decades and has been signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship since 2011. Overeem is regarded as one of the most well-rounded heavyweights in the UFC, known for both his powerful leg strikes paired with excellent grappling skills when taking foes to the mat.
Overeem’s opponent is Augusto Sakai, a relative newcomer to the UFC. The 29-year old Brazilian fighter, with a professional record of 15-1, signed on with the league in 2018 and has won all four of his bouts since then. Sakai is currently on a six-win streak (one that started even before he joined the UFC), while Alistair Overeem has won three of his six fights in the same time frame, including his most recent one in May. UFC Fight Night 176 is likely to be Sakai’s most difficult challenge so far, with Overeem holding almost every “on paper” advantage over and being the current favorite to win. MMA fans know that anything can happen in the Octagon, though, so you’ll just have to sign up for ESPN+ and tune in tonight to see what happens.