The UFC returns on Saturday from a two-week hiatus with UFC Fight Night from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, as No. 5-ranked Alistair Overeem takes on No. 6-ranked Alexander Volkov in heavyweight action.
Overeem, a former Strikeforce heavyweight titlist and UFC title challenger, wants to make one more run at the gold before he rides off into the sunset. "The Reem" has won four of his last five bouts, including back-to-back stoppage victories.
Standing in Overeem's way is the former Bellator heavyweight champion. After winning his opening four fights inside the Octagon, Volkov's flip-flopped wins and losses in his last four, going 2-2. But Volkov did get a victory the last time he competed, stopping Walt Harris in the second round at UFC 254.
This is a significant bout for Overeem and Volkov. The winner is going to shoot himself right into the title conversation.
Here is everything you need to know about UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov.
When is UFC Fight Night: Alistair Overeem vs. Alexander Volkov?
- Date: Saturday, Feb. 6
- Prelims: 5 p.m. ET
- Main card: 8 p.m. ET
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov takes place Saturday night, Feb. 6. Prelims get underway at 5 p.m. ET, followed by the main card at 8 p.m. ET.
How to watch UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov TV, live stream info
In the United States, the prelims and main card are on ESPN+.
In Canada, the prelims (5 p.m. ET) and main card are on TSN5.
In the U.K., UFC Fight Night can be seen live BT Sport 1 (prelims at 11 p.m. GMT and main card at 1 a.m. on Sunday).
In Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain, the UFC Fight Night main card (2 a.m. CET Sunday) is available on DAZN, the global sports streaming service.
More details about how to watch in other countries can be found at UFC.com.
Where is UFC Fight Night?
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Overeem and Volkov compete at the Apex for the second time.
UFC Fight Night odds
Bet MGM (as of Feb. 1) has installed Volkov as the surprising favorite at -185, meaning you'd need to bet $185 to win $100. Meanwhile, Overeem is at +155, meaning if you bet $100, you'd net $155.
Alistair Overeem record, bio
- Name: Alistair Overeem
- Nationality: Dutch
- Born: May 17, 1980
- Height: 6-4
- Reach: 80 inches
- Total fights: 66
- Record: 47-18 with one no-contest
Alexander Volkov record, bio
- Name: Alexander Volkov
- Nationality: Russian
- Born: Oct. 24, 1988
- Height: 6-7
- Reach: 80 inches
- Total fights: 40
- Record: 32-8
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov fight card
- Alistair Overeem vs. Alexander Volkov; Heavyweight
- Cory Sandhagen vs. Frankie Edgar; Bantamweight
- Michael Johnson vs. Clay Guida; Lightweight
- Alexandre Pantoja vs. Manel Kape; Flyweight
- Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush; Lightweight
- Mike Rodríguez vs. Danilo Marques; Light Heavyweight
- Devonte Smith vs. Justin Jaynes; Catchweight (160 lb)
- Karol Rosa vs. Joselyne Edwards; Women's Bantamweight
- Molly McCann vs. Lara Procópio; Women's Flyweight
- Seung Woo Choi vs. Youssef Zalal; Featherweight
- Timur Valiev vs. Martin Day; Featherweight
- Ode' Osbourne vs. Jerome Rivera; Featherweight