When and Where To Watch UFC Fight Night 184: Alistair Overeem vs Alexander Volkov

Published 02/06/2021, 12:32 PM EST
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 16: Alistair Overeem of the Netherlands reacts after his TKO victory over Walt Harris in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC Fight Night 184 marks the return of heavyweight legend Alistair Overeem. The Dutch star will take on Russian heavyweight Alexander ‘Drago’ Volkov. Overeem is making a final run of the UFC heavyweight championship, an honor that has eluded him in his decorated career.

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The main card of the Fight Night event will be broadcasted on ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. Alexandre Pantoja and Manel Kape will lock horns in the flyweight division. A lightweight rematch between two top contenders, Beneil Dariush and Carlos Diego Ferreira, is set to take place. Both men fought at UFC 179 in 2014 before, with Dariush claiming a decision win.

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Cody Stamann and Askar Askar will battle in an important bantamweight clash. Lightweight veteran Michale ‘The Menace’ Johnson will fight fellow legend Clay Guida.

Top bantamweight Cory Sandhagen will take on former UFC lightweight champion Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar in the co-main event. ‘Sandman‘ is looking to get his shot at the 135 lbs title. But he will have a stern test in veteran Edgar against him.

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – APRIL 19, 2019: Dutch MMA fighter Alistair Overeem during a weigh-in before his fight against Alexei Oleinik (not in picture) at UFC Fight Night 149 in Yubileiny Sports Centre. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

And finally, a blockbuster main event between heavyweights ‘The Demolition Man‘ Overeem and ‘Drago’ Volkov will close the show. Then prelims of the Fight Night card will be broadcasted on ESPN+ too from 5 p.m. ET/ 2 p.m. PT. A light-heavyweight contest between Mike Rodriguez and Danilo Marques takes the featured prelims spot,

Can Alistair Overeem build on his impressive run?

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Overeem has won four out of his last five fights. He is currently making one final run at the heavyweight gold. A win over a perennial top contender like Volkov will certainly push him towards those goals.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 24: (L-R) Alexander Volkov of Russia punches Walt Harris in their heavyweight bout during the UFC 254 event on October 24, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

But Volkov is no pushover. He would like to establish his way and get a shot at the gold himself. Also, the co-main event winner between Sandhagen and Edgar could very well get the next shot at the 135 lbs world championship.

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Don’t miss the intriguing night of fights as the event kicks off in a few hours.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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