UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum April 17 on ESPN+

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Whittaker vs. Gastelum is set for this Saturday, April 17, live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main card and prelims will both be available on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ESPN+ in English and Spanish, with prelims beginning at 7 p.m. ET and the main card at 10 p.m. ET. Live coverage begins on Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET with UFC Live Presented by DraftKings: Whittaker vs. Gastelum on ESPN2, followed by the UFC Fight Night Pre-Show at 6:05 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

Initially set to face each other in 2019, former UFC middleweight champion and No. 1 contender Robert Whittaker (23-5-0) will finally face No. 8-ranked Kelvin Gastelum (17-6-0) in the highly-anticipated main event. Whittaker, whose only loss in his last 12 fights came in a championship bout against reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, aims to build on impressive victories against Jared Cannonier and Darren Till in hopes of securing another opportunity for the belt. Fresh off an impressive victory over Ian Heinisch this past February, Gastelum jumped at the opportunity to face his former coaching rival from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). Gastelum, also the TUF season 17 winner, will now attempt to add a third former world champion to his resume in the form of Whittaker and make his way back into the division’s top five.

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The co-main event features fan-favorite Jeremy Stephens (28-18, 1NC), who will attempt to turn in another vintage performance against the rising Drakkar Klose (11-2-1) in a lightweight matchup. While Stephens has delivered a series of spectacular knockouts during his 14-year tenure with the UFC, Klose will attempt to make the most of his first UFC co-main event appearance by securing the biggest win of his career.

Calling the live action will be play-by-play man, Brendan Fitzgerald, alongside former UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping, and former UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, as the color commentators. Laura Sanko will handle reporting duties.

 

UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum (All times ET)


Programming

Fri.,  4/16 5:30 p.m. UFC Live Presented by DraftKings: Whittaker vs. Gastelum ESPN2
6:05 p.m. UFC Fight Night Pre-Show: Whittaker vs. Gastelum ESPN+
Sat., 4/17 

 

7 p.m. UFC Fight Night Presented by Modelo: 

Whittaker vs. Gastelum (PRELIMS)

ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ 

(English and Spanish)

10 p.m. UFC Fight Night Presented by Modelo: 

Whittaker vs. Gastelum (MAIN CARD)

ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ 

(English and Spanish)

Sun., 4/18 12:30 a.m. UFC Fight Night Post Show: Whittaker vs. Gastelum ESPN+
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Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)

10:00 p.m. Main Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Co-Main Jeremy Stephens vs. Drakkar Klose
Undercard Andrei Arlovski vs. Chase Sherman
Undercard Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Jacob Malkoun
Undercard Luis Pena vs. Alex Munoz
7:00 p.m. Feature Tracy Cortez vs. Justine Kish
Undercard Alexandr Romanov vs. Juan Espino
Undercard Jessica Penne vs. Lupita Godinez
Undercard Bartosz Fabinski vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Undercard Austin Hubbard vs. Dakota Bush
Undercard Zarah Fairin vs. Josiane Nunes
Undercard Tony Gravley vs. Anthony Birchak

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