May 10, 2024

UFC St. Louis preview

UFC St. Louis preview

UFC St. Louis preview

On Saturday night, UFC enthusiasts will flock to Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri, where the Octagon returns for the second time in the city's history. Previously, the electrifying duel between Jeremy Stephens and Dooho Choi marked the first event in St. Louis, leaving fans with an unforgettable Fight of the Night showdown back in 2018.

This time, a dozen sets of fighters will grace the arena, promising an action-packed evening for attendees. Among the highlights, local talents, rising stars, and heavyweight contenders will headline the festivities.

Let's take a glimpse at the lineup.

Main Event: Derrick Lewis vs Rodrigo Nascimento

Location: Enterprise Center — St. Louis, Missouri

Where to Watch: ESPN / ESPN+

In the main event, heavyweight mainstay Derrick Lewis squares off against the ascending Brazilian Rodrigo Nascimento. Lewis, a two-time title challenger, aims to rebound from a recent decision loss, while Nascimento seeks to extend his winning streak and make a mark in the division.

This matchup embodies the classic "striker versus grappler" dynamic, promising an intense battle for dominance.

Other Main Card Matches:

  • Joaquin Buckley vs Nursulton Ruziboev

  • Alonzo Menifield vs Carlos Ulberg

  • Terrance McKinney vs Esteban Ribovics

  • Chase Hooper vs Viacheslav Borshchev

  • Waldo Cortes Acosta vs Robelis Despaigne

In the co-main event, local welterweight Joaquin Buckley takes on Nursulton Ruziboev, while powerful light heavyweights Alonzo Menifield and Carlos Ulberg clash in a highly anticipated showdown.

Veteran lightweight Diego Ferreira returns to face surging Polish hopeful Mateusz Rebecki in another compelling matchup on the main card.

Prelim Matches:

  • Tabatha Ricci vs Tecia Pennington

  • Billy Goff vs Trey Waters

  • Charles Johnson vs Jake Hadley

  • Jared Gooden vs Kevin Jousset

  • Alex Caceres vs Sean Woodson

  • JJ Aldrich vs Veronica Hardy

The preliminary card features exciting battles across various weight classes, including a clash between DWCS alums Chase Hooper and Viacheslav Borshchev.

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