UFC Fight Night Louisville: Top Contenders Ready to Clash at KFC Yum! Center

UFC has just declared it’s making a comeback to Louisville, Kentucky, with a fight night set to light up the KFC Yum! Center. It’s been a long wait—over thirteen years—but finally, on Saturday, June 8, the arena will resonate with the clash of UFC fighters once again.

Starting at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT), the prelims of UFC FIGHT NIGHT® in Louisville will kick off, available exclusively on ESPN+ in both English and Spanish. The main card, promising a volley of punches and takedowns, will hit screens at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) and will be broadcast in both languages on ESPN and ESPN+.

Tickets for this much-anticipated event will be up for grabs starting Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. ET on ticketmaster.com, with a limit of eight tickets per person. UFC Fight Club® members can jump ahead of the line with early access on Wednesday, April 24 at 10 a.m. ET. Plus, there’s a special treat for UFC newsletter subscribers with an exclusive pre-sale starting Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. ET.

Eric Granger, ASM Global General Manager, expressed excitement about hosting the event. “Our venue has a reputation for unforgettable events, and we’re set to deliver another spectacular night of MMA,” he remarked.

Peter Dropick, UFC’s Executive Vice President of Event Development, shared the enthusiasm. “After such a long gap, it’s great to bring high-level MMA back to the dedicated fans in Kentucky. We’re gearing up to dazzle everyone on June 8,” he noted.

Greg Fante, President & CEO of the Louisville Sports Commission, echoed this sentiment. “It’s thrilling to have top-tier MMA return to Louisville. The local fans are passionate and eager, and we expect a full house cheering wildly,” he stated.

For those looking to enhance their experience, VIP packages are available through On Location, UFC’s Official VIP Experience Provider. These packages include premium seats, VIP access to weigh-ins, all-inclusive hospitality, and opportunities to meet UFC fighters. Visit UFCVIP.com for more details.

Current bouts on the card include:

Dominick Reyes, the No. 14 ranked light heavyweight from Victorville, California, makes his return against Dustin Jacoby from Springfield, Illinois. Both fighters are known for their dynamic striking and will surely put on a show.

In the bantamweight division, Raul Rosas Jr. from Las Vegas, Nevada, takes on Ricky Turcios, the victor of The Ultimate Fighter season 29, from Sacramento, California. This fight is expected to be a high-energy clash with potential title implications.

Miguel Baeza, hailing from Davie, Florida, steps back into the Octagon to challenge Punahele Soriano from Las Vegas, Nevada, who makes his first foray into the welterweight division. Fans can anticipate a fierce exchange between these skilled strikers.

An important lightweight bout features Thiago Moises from Indaiatuba, Brazil, up against Ludovit Klein from Nove Zamky, Slovakia. Both fighters are acclaimed for their comprehensive skill sets, making this a match to watch.

Welterweights Charles Radtke from Naples, Florida, and Carlos Prates from Sao Paulo, Brazil, are set to duel. Radtke is eager to deliver Prates his first UFC defeat in what promises to be a gripping contest.

The middleweight division sees Brunno Ferreira from Curitiba, Brazil, face Dustin Stoltzfus from Germersheim, Germany. Both fighters are looking to climb the rankings, setting the stage for an intense bout.

Bantamweights John Castaneda from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the undefeated Daniel Marcos from Boca Raton, Florida, originally from Lima, Peru, are prepared to scrap in a fight that’s sure to engage fans.

Brad Katona, a two-time winner of The Ultimate Fighter, representing Dublin, Ireland, squares off against Jesse Butler from West Monroe, Louisiana, in a bantamweight tussle that could steal the show.

In the women’s strawweight division, Eduarda Moura from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, undefeated and always looking for the finish, faces Denise Gomes from Niteroi, Brazil, in what could be a fast-paced fight.

Cody Stamann from Sparta, Michigan, battles Taylor Lapilus from Paris, France, in a bantamweight bout that could propel the winner into the rankings.

Middleweights Julian Marquez from Las Vegas, Nevada, and Zach Reese from Shiner, Texas, promise an all-out brawl in their fight.

Andrea Lee from Shreveport, Louisiana, and Montana De La Rosa from Fort Worth, Texas, will showcase a classic striker versus grappler match-up in the women’s flyweight division.

Finally, Rayanne dos Santos from Belém, Pará, Brazil, looks to disrupt the UFC debut of Puja Tomar from Muzaffarnagar, India, in what is set to be a compelling fight.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, June 8
  • Prelims Start Time: 5 p.m. ET (10 p.m. UK Time)
  • Main Card Start Time: 8 p.m. ET (1 a.m. UK Time, Sunday)
  • Streaming: ESPN+ and ESPN
  • Venue: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY

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