UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Volkov vs. Struve MAIN CARD, ONE Championship: Shangai & LFA 21 LIVE this Weekend on Fight Network
TORONTO – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents three star-studded live mixed martial arts events this weekend, highlighted by the live main card for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Volkov vs. Struve on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The live action kicks off tonight, Sept. 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET with LFA 21: Noblitt vs. Branjao followed by a live broadcast of ONE Championship: Shanghai, featuring the return of undefeated phenom Ben Askren, on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:00 a.m. ET.
The stacked main card for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Volkov vs. Struve emanates from Rotterdam, Netherlands on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 3:00 p.m. ET, headlined by an explosive heavyweight clash between No. 7-ranked Russian Alexander Volkov (28-6) and No. 8-ranked Dutchman Stefan Struve (28-8). Rounding out the four-bout telecast is a welterweight matchup pitting Afghanistan’s Siyar Bahadurzada (22-6-1) against unbeaten Australian Rob Wilkinson (11-0), a women’s bantamweight showdown between Brazil’s Talita de Oliveira(4-1) and American Marion Reneau (7-3-1) and a welterweight bout featuring England’s Leon Edwards (13-3) against rugged American scrapper Bryan Barberena (13-4). Leading into the main card telecast, Fight Network will present an encore of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Struve vs. Miocic from September 2012, which kicks off at 12:00 p.m. ET. The UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Volkov vs. Struve main card will re-air on Saturday night in primetime at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Saturday’s live action gets an early start at 7:00 a.m. ET with ONE Championship: Shanghai from China, headlined by a showdown for the ONE welterweight championship, as undefeated American wrestler Ben Askren (16-0) defends his crown against Swedish challenger Zebaztian Kadestam (9-3). In other featured bouts, Mongolia’s Narantungalag Jadambaa (12-5) collides with Japan’s Tetsuya Yamada (21-5-2) in a featherweight bout and Singapore’s Amir Khan (7-2) meets the Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Jartim (8-6-1) in a lightweight tilt.
But first, Legacy Fighting Alliance invades Branson, Missouri tonight, Sept. 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET, for LFA 21: Noblitt vs. Branjao. In the main event, a pair of undefeated prospects will face off as American Kyle Noblitt(8-0) battles Brazilian Antonio Paulo Branjao (4-0). In other action, Grady Hurley (14-1) takes on Kevin Holland (9-3) in a middleweight matchup, TJ Brown (9-4) faces Trey Ogden (8-1) in a lightweight bout, Katy Collins (7-2) and Shannon Sinn (3-5) square off in the women’s flyweight division, Jeremiah Cullum (5-1) looks to hand Charles Johnson (4-0) his first professional setback in a flyweight tilt, Oscar Valdez (7-4) meets Yazan Hajeh (5-0) at 145 pounds, plus Dakota Bush (3-0) risks his perfect record against fellow lightweight Jose Martinez (7-2).
Fight Network’s live telecasts of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Volkov vs. Struve and ONE Championship: Shanghai are available exclusively in Canada, while LFA 21: Noblitt vs. Branjao will be live broadcast in Canada and over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
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