If you’re in the nation’s capital for this week’s UFC on ESPN 7 card, you can get up close and personal with some of the event’s standouts.
UFC on ESPN 7 takes place Saturday at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. The main card airs on ESPN following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.
In the main event, Alistair Overeem (45-17 MMA, 10-6 UFC) takes on the undefeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in a heavyweight clash. In the co-feature, Cynthia Calvillo (8-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) meets Marina Rodriguez (12-0-1 MMA, 2-0-1 UFC) in a women’s strawweight bout.
Prior to the event, fans can attend open workouts with the fighters Wednesday night. Doors open for the public at 5 p.m. ET at Capital One Arena. The main and co-main event fighters then will workout for fans and the media in 20-minute increments starting at 5:30.
Calvillo will go through her workout first, followed by Rozenstruik, Rodriguez and Overeem.
Unlike many UFC shows, there are no ceremonial weigh-ins for the fans Friday ahead of the event. So Wednesday’s open workout sessions are the only official opportunity for fans to see the event’s headliners before Saturday’s card.
The UFC on ESPN 7 lineup includes:
MAIN CARD (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET)
Alistair Overeem vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Marina Rodriguez
Ben Rothwell vs. Stefan Struve
Yana Kunitskaya vs. Aspen Ladd
Cody Stamann vs. Song Yadong
Rob Font vs. Ricky Simon
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET)
Thiago Alves vs. Tim Means
Jacob Kilburn vs. Billy Quarantillo
Bryce Mitchell vs. Matt Sayles
Joe Solecki vs. Matt Wiman
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
Virna Jandiroba vs. Mallory Martin
Makhmud Muradov vs. Trevor Smith
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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