How to watch UFC Fight Night (6/20/20): Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov, Josh Emmett vs. Shane Burgos, more | FREE live stream
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov will be broadcast on ESPN, and can be streamed live on ESPN Plus, Sling TV, AT&T TV, Hulu with Live TV and other services.
In the main event, American Curtis Blaydes (13-2-0) will face off with his Russian opponent, Alexander Volkov (31-7-0). Blaydes, the No. 3 heavyweight fighter, will be entering the Octagon for the second time this year, and hoping to extend his current win streak to four. Volkov, the No. 7 ranked fighter and former Bellator and M-1 Global heavyweight champion, had his six-fight win streak interrupted after losing to Derrick Lewis at UFC 229, but rebounded with a win against Greg Hardy last November.
One of the hot topics since UFC’s return has been the smaller Octagon used at UFC’s APEX facility. The numbers show a lower finish rate at the smaller Octagon compared to the bigger cage used at events in Jacksonville, Florida.
“The smaller cage favors Blaydes, without a doubt,” said ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. "It’s always going to favor wrestlers. You know what would favor Volkov? A technical, standup battle. It’s much harder to have one of those in a significantly smaller space.'
The main fight card starts at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Plus, with the preliminary bouts at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Plus.
The co-main event is a Featherweight bout between Josh Emmett (15-2-0) and Shane Burgos (13-1-0). This will be Emmett’s first fight since July 2019, and he’s looking to extend his two-fight win streak. Burgos is on a 3-fight win streak, boasting 10 of his 13 by knockout or submission.
Here’s a look at the rest of the main card for Saturday:
Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov
Featherweight: Josh Emmett vs. Shane Burgos
Women’s Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington vs. Marion Reneau
Welterweight: Belal Muhammad vs. Lyman Good
Catchweight (160 lbs): Jim Miller vs. Roosevelt Roberts
And here’s the full lineup for the prelims, which can also be viewed on both ESPN and ESPN+:
Lightweight: Clay Guida vs. Bobby Green
Women’s Strawweight: Tecia Torres vs. Brianna Van Buren
Middleweight: Marc-André Barriault vs. Oskar Piechota
Women’s Flyweight: Cortney Casey vs. Gillian Robertson
Lightweight: Matt Frevola vs. Frank Camacho
Women’s Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi vs. Lauren Murphy
Lightweight: Austin Hubbard vs. Max Rohskopf
What time does UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov start?
UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov will be broadcast from 8-11 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 20. The preliminary matches will begin at 5 p.m. ET.
Both the prelims and the main card will air on ESPN and ESPN Plus.
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