In the night’s main event, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic puts his belt on the line against No. 1 contender Francis Ngannou. The pair met previously at UFC 220, with the champion Miocic dominating the Cameroon-born knockout artist. Miocic has since battled Daniel Cormier on three separate occasions, coming out on top in the two most recent bouts. Ngannou would drop a decision to Derrick Lewis after his failed title challenge, but has rebounded with four-straight, first-round knockouts to earn a second crack at gold.
The event kicks off with a preliminary-card stream on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET. The action switches to ESPN for the televised prelims at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card airing at 10 p.m. ET via ESPN+ pay-per-view.
The fighters hit the scales on Friday, March 26 at 12 p.m. ET. Video of the action appears above, while the results appear below.
ESPN+ Pay-Per-View Main Card
Stipe Miocic (234) vs. Francis Ngannou (263) – for heavyweight title
Tyron Woodley (171) vs. Vicente Luque (170.5)
Sean O’Malley (136) vs. Thomas Almeida (136)
Gillian Robertson (125.5) vs. Miranda Maverick (126)
Jamie Mullarkey (155.5) vs. Khama Worthy (155.5)
ESPN Preliminary Card
Alonzo Menifield (205) vs. Fabio Cherant (206.5)*
Jared Gooden (171) vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov (170.5)
Modestas Bukauskas (205) vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk (206)
Shane Young (145.5) vs. Omar Morales (146)
ESPN+ Preliminary Card
Marc-André Barriault (185) vs. Abu Azaitar (185.5)
* – Cherant was fined 20 percent of his fight purse for missing weight
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