Dominick Cruz vs. Marlon Vera: UFC Fight Night date, fight time, TV channel and live stream

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Former two-time bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz continues his journey towards another title shot as he takes on No. 5-ranked Marlon Vera from Pechanga Arena in San Diego, Calif.

After losing his title to Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207 and a subsequent attempt to regain the belt from Henry Cejudo at UFC 249, Cruz rebounded with back-to-back wins over Casey Kenney and Pedro Munhoz. Sitting at No. 8 in the latest bantamweight rankings, a victory against Vera puts Cruz closer to his goal.

Vera became the first fighter to beat rising star Sean O'Malley in August 2020. Since that point, Vera's won three of four with two of those victories over former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and fellow 135-pound contender Rob Font.

A win for Cruz or Vera puts them one step closer to netting a fight against the winner of the UFC 280 title bout featuring champion Aljamain Sterling and former titlist TJ Dillashaw.

Here's everything you need to know about UFC Fight Night: Dominick Cruz vs. Marlon Vera.

When is UFC Fight Night date, start time?

Date: Saturday, August 13   
Main card: 7 p.m. ET/ Midnight BST  
Main event cagewalks (approx): 9:30 p.m. ET/ 2:30 a.m. BST    

The main card is set to get underway at 7 p.m. ET/ Midnight BST with the main event cagewalks set for 9:30 p.m. ET/ 2:30 a.m. BST. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

What channel/stream is UFC Fight Night?

U.S.: ESPN, ESPN+   
UK: BT Sport   

ESPN and ESPN+ will broadcast the preliminary card fights in the U.S., with ESPN taking over and exclusively airing the main card, while BT Sport is where UK fans can watch the event. 

Where is UFC Fight Night?

The fight will take place at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, Calif.

Dominick Cruz record and bio

Nationality: American    
Born: September 3, 1985
Height: 5' 8"   
Reach: 68"    
Total Fights: 27    
Record: 24-3    

Marlon Vera record and bio

Nationality: American  
Born: December 2, 1992    
Height: 5' 8"    
Reach: 70.5"    
Total Fights: 27
Record: 19-7-1   

UFC Fight Night fight card

Main Card 

  • Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz; Bantamweights
  • Angela Hill vs. Lupita Godinez; Catchweight (120 lbs)
  • Nate Landwehr vs. David Onama; Featherweights
  • Devin Clark vs. Azamat Murzakanov; Light Heavyweights
  • Cynthia Calvillo vs. Nina Nunes; Women's Flyweight
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Bruno Silva; Middleweights

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