Alexa Grasso and Viviane Araújo meet in a matchup of top-10 women’s flyweights headlining UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
The fights at UFC Apex are on ESPN+, with the 7 pm ET main card preceded by prelims at 4 pm You can stream the fights here.
Grasso (14-3), a 29-year-old Mexican, has won three fights in a row since moving up from strawweight following a 2019 loss to Carla Esparza, who now reigns as 115-pound champion. Grasso is No. 8 in the ESPN flyweight rankings.
The ninth-ranked Araújo (11-3), who is 35 and from Brazil, has won three of her last four, with the only loss during that run coming against No. 2-ranked Katlyn Chookagian.
How to watch the fights
Stream all of the fights on ESPN+: Download the ESPN App
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There’s also FightCenterwhich offers live updates for every UFC card.
Saturday’s UFC fight card
ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET
Women’s flyweight: Alexa Grasso vs. Viviane Araújo
Men’s bantamweight: Cub Swanson vs. Jonathan Martinez
Men’s flyweight: Brandon Royval vs. Askar Askarov
Middleweight: Duško Todorovic vs. Jordan Wright
Light heavyweight: Misha Cirkunov vs. Alonzo Menifield
ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET
Men’s bantamweight: Mana Martinez vs. Brandon Davis
Men’s bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao vs. Victor Henry
Middleweight: Nick Maximov vs. Jacob Malkoun
Men’s featherweight: Joanderson Brito vs. Lucas Alexander
Strawweight: Sam Hughes vs. Piera Rodriguez
Men’s flyweight: Tatsuro Taira vs. CJ Vergara
Welterweight: Mike Jackson vs. Pete Rodriguez
Ian Parker’s betting tip
Alonzo Menifield vs. Misha Cirkunov: After winning three of his last four, Menifield will be looking to make quick work of Cirkunov, a talented submission artist. This is your classic striker vs. grappler matchup. However, the grappler has seemed to fall in love with his hands a little too much as of late, and that is the reason why Menifield is a 2-1 favorite.
For Parker’s suggested bets on this and other fights on Saturday’s card, check out the ESPN+ expert picks and best bets article, published on Thursday. It also features analysis by an MMA coach and ESPN’s other betting expert, Reed Kuhn.
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