UFC Vegas 35 airs live from UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday August 28, which makes it Sunday August 28 in the UK and Australia. The main event is a five-round featherweight bout between Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze.
Barboza (22-9) won two of his previous bouts. In May he knocked out Shane Burgos in the third round. Before that he scored a unanimous decision against Makwan Amirkhani.
Chikadze (13-2) is riding the eight-win streak. Two of his most recent bouts he won via first-round TKO against Cub Swanson in May, and Jamey Simmons last November.
TUF 29 middleweight tournament final is set to serve as the UFC Vegas 35 co-main event. The contest pits Bryan Battle (5-1) and Gilbert Urbina (6-1), who replaced Tresean Gore.
Among other bouts featured on the card, Ricky Turcios meets Brady Hiestand in TUF 29 bantamweight tournament final, Kevin Lee faces Daniel Rodriguez at welterweight, and Andre Petroski takes on Micheal Gillmore at middleweight. In addition, Makhmud Muradov battles Gerald Meerschaert also at middleweight.
After a number of withdrawals, the main card for the upcoming event was confirmed this past weekend during the UFC Vegas 34 broadcast. The preliminary card is expected to be finalized shortly.
MMA fans in the United States can watch UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs Chikadze live stream on ESPN+. In Australia the fight card airs live on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN on Kayo.
UFC Vegas 35 fight card
- Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze
- Bryan Battle vs. Gilbert Urbina – TUF 29 Middleweight tournament final
- Ricky Turcios vs. Brady Hiestand – TUF 29 Bantamweight tournament final
- Kevin Lee vs. Daniel Rodriguez
- Andre Petroski vs. Micheal Gillmore
- Makhmud Muradov vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Preliminary card (To be finalized)
- Alessio Di Chirico vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan
- Sam Alvey vs. Wellington Turman
- Ketlen Vieira vs. TBD
- Dustin Jacoby vs. Darren Stewart
- Vanessa Demopoulos vs. JJ Aldrich
- Jamall Emmers vs. Pat Sabatini
- Guido Cannetti vs. TBD
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