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UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik v Gaziev: Fight date, time, undercard & how to watch

Two of the best heavyweights on the UFC scene go head-to-head in early March, as Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Shamil Gaziev meet in Las Vegas.

Former kickboxer Rozenstruik comes up against unbeaten MMA fighter Gaziev, with no fewer than five other bouts on the main card.

Rozenstruik v Gaziev date

The heavyweight clash will take place on Saturday 2nd March 2024, but is likely to be in the early hours of Sunday 3rd March, UK time.

Rozenstruik v Gaziev time

The preliminary card will begin at 18:00 Eastern Time (01:00 UK Time), with the main card due to start at 20:00 in Las Vegas (03:00 UK time).

Rozenstruik v Gaziev venue

The venue for this event is the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada – an indoor arena which was opened back in June 2019.

The facility covers 130,000 square feet and has a seating capacity of 500, while the standing capacity is around 800 people.

How to watch Rozenstruik v Gaziev

UFC Vegas 87 will be shown to fans in the US on ESPN+, while UFC fans in UK will be able to view the main card on TNT Sports - who will also be streaming the action on their app and website.

Rozenstruik v Gaziev belts

Despite both men's status as top-20 fighters in the UFC, there are no belts up for grabs in the Rozenstruik v Gaziev clash.

Rozenstruik v Gaziev odds

Rozenstruik may be the older of the two fighters, and has had six more fights than his opponent, but is the slight underdog and can be backed at 5/4 to come out on top.

Meanwhile, Gaziev – unbeaten in his MMA contests to date - is available at 4/6 to beat his opponent on 2nd March.

Jairzinho Rozenstruik record

Named after the Brazilian football star of the same name, Jairzinho Rozenstruik was born in Suriname and started his career as a kickboxer.

The 35-year-old won 76 of his 85 fights in the kickboxing ring, before turning his attention to MMA in May 2012.

Rozenstruik made his UFC debut on 2nd February, 2019, beating Junior Albini by TKO in the second round in Fortaleza, Brazil.

The man nicknamed ‘Bigi Boy’ has had 18 MMA fights so far, winning 13 of those and losing five - with 12 of his victories coming via knockout.

Rozenstruik, ranked 14th best heavyweight in the world, was defeated in his most recent heavyweight fight, against Jailton Almeida on 13th May, 2023, when losing to a rear naked choke.

Shamil Gaziev record

At the age of 34, Shamil Gaziev is currently ranked 19th best MMA heavyweight fighter in the world and is unbeaten after 12 bouts.

The man from Dagestan fights out of Bahrain and has been described by some as a ‘rising star’ in UFC and is known for his impressive grappling game.

If he is to beat an opponent who is likely to weigh in around six pounds heavier, Gaziev will need to use his ability on the ground and his submission skills.

Eight of his 12 UFC wins have come by KO/TKO, three by submission and one by decision, with his last success coming on the 16th December, when Gaziev beat Martin Buday with a standing TKO.

Rozenstruik v Gaziev undercard

The UFC main fightcard is topped by the heavyweight tussle between Rozenstruik v Gaziev, but there are five other fights on 2nd March.

The co-main event in Las Vegas sees a light heavyweight bout between Vitor Petrino and Tyson Pedro, both of which have impressive records.

Brazilian Petrino is 10-0-0 and can be backed at 1/3 to defeat Australia’s Pedro (12/5), who has won 10 of his 14 MMA clashes to date.

There are two flyweight encounters on the night, with striker Alex Perez up against grappler Muhammad Mokaev, and Matt Schnell going head-to-head with Steve Erceg.

Umar Nurmagomedov, the older brother of Usman Nurmagomedov, faces Bekzat Almakhan in a bantamweight bout. Meanwhile, the opening fight on the undercard sees Paul Rosas Jr take on the experienced Ricky Turcios.

Any odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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