Another intriguing event could be upon us as UFC Fight Night takes center stage once again this weekend. The grueling world of UFC has seen some very exciting action in recent weeks. And we could be in for some more edge-of-the-seat UFC bouts this weekend as strawweights Marina Rodriguez and Mackenzie Dern lead the action in Las Vegas. So make sure that you do not miss any of the action because UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Dern could be another classic event from the company.
There are some very exciting bouts in store this weekend, even if they may not feature the household names that fans are used to seeing on their screens. And all these fights could have a crucial say in deciding what the future holds in their respective divisions, making this weekend’s UFC Fight Night a must-watch for all fans of the company. We will preview the fights in more detail later on. But first, we will give you all the information you need on where and how you can watch UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez live online from anywhere in the world without cable.
When and Where to Watch UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Walker
- Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- When: Saturday, October 09, 2021
- Prelims: 2 PM ET
- Main Card: 4 PM ET
- Main Event (approx): 6 PM ET
- Where to Watch: ESPN+
This weekend’s UFC action will kick off a bit earlier than usual, with the Prelims getting underway at 2 PM ET. The main card action is expected to start at around 4 PM ET. At the same time, the main event between Marina Rodriguez and Mackenzie Dern is likely to begin at some time around 6 PM ET. As with every other Fight Night event, the UFC Apex in Las Vegas will host this weekend’s action.
How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez in the US?
If you are an MMA and UFC fan who lives in the United States, then watching this weekend’s Fight Night will be straightforward. All you have to do is get an active subscription to ESPN+, and you will be able to watch all the bouts live without the need for a cable. All matches from this weekend’s Fight Night and future Fight Nights will take place on ESPN+ due to the partnership between the two sporting giants that was announced earlier this year.
Since UFC Fight Nights are not pay-per-view events, you will not need to pay extra money to watch them live. All you need is to get a subscription to ESPN+, which will cost you either $5.99/month or $59.99/year. Getting an annual subscription has some very nice benefits. It not only allows you to save some money but also gives you the chance to watch UFC pay-per-view events at a slightly discounted rate. So we suggest you become a subscriber if you love watching combat sports, as ESPN+ will allow you to watch your favorite UFC fighters in action all year long.
ESPN+ is also a must-have for all sports fans in general, as it is a one-stop-shop for all sporting action. It has the right to broadcast several exciting sports and leagues in the United States, including but not limited to German Bundesliga, NHL, boxing fights, and several tennis and golf tournaments. Plus, you get other original content which we are sure you will love. For more information on the workings of the streaming service, make sure to read our review of ESPN+ here.
Where to Watch UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez in Other Countries?
If you do not live in the United States or are currently traveling to another country but still want to watch the UFC, worry not because we have you covered. You will not be able to use ESPN+ because that is geo-blocked in countries other than the United States.
But what you can do is watch all the fights on the streaming services and TV channels that have the right to broadcast them in the country you are in. Here is a list of some of the networks that will broadcast UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez in select countries.
- If you live in the United Kingdom, you can watch by getting a BT Sport subscription, or you can also watch it live on the BT Sport app and website on the go.
- UFC fans in European countries including Germany, Austria, Italy, and Spain can watch this weekend’s Fight Night live on DAZN.
- Fans in the rest of the world, you can also get access to this weekend’s UFC Fight Night and all other UFC events very easily with the UFC Fight Pass, which offers access to thousands of hours of on-demand UFC events, and lots of other exclusive content for $9.99 a month or $95.99 a year.
UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez Fight Card
Another cracking UFC card awaits us this weekend with several mouth-watering fights in store. It may not always seem like it, but UFC Fight Night events have a lot riding on them. These fighters are usually on the periphery of greatness, and wins in these events can go a long way in making or breaking their careers. Title shots can be won, UFC contracts can be signed, and young fighters can announce themselves to the world in these Fight Nights. So if you are a UFC fan, make sure to tune in.
The main event of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night will see Marina Rodriguez and Mackenzie Dern face off in the Women’s Strawweight division. This has all the makings of an exciting class encounter between two fighters looking to get in title contention. Dern is currently on a four-fight winning street and has earned three Performance of the Night bonuses. These performances have seen her become one of the most in-form fighters in the UFC roster. On Saturday, she faces arguably her toughest test yet against Marine Rodriguez, who has won each of her last two fights. These two are very talented fighters with different styles, and that could make this match-up an instant classic.
In the co-main event, we will see Randy Brown and Jared Gooden lock horns in the Welterweight division. Gooden has looked solid in his fledgling UFC career so far and appears to be a solid prospect who could go a long way. He goes up against Brown, who has gone 3-1 over his last four fights. Brown is looking to climb up the rankings, and a win on Saturday will go a long way in helping him do that. Both these fighters have what it takes to steal the show. And this could be another Fight of the Night contender.
Before the co-main event, we will see another potential show-stealer as Tim Elliott squares off against Matheus Nicolau. The two fighters are hovering in and around the top ten of the rankings. And this fight could well end up being crucial in both their hopes of climbing up the rankings and getting that elusive title shot in the Flyweight division.
Another flyweight bout, this time in the women’s division, will see Mariya Agapova and Sabina Mazo face off. Both women have identical records, so this fight will be a must-win for their hopes of getting up the rankings. Mazo is dropping back down to the Flyweight division after moving up to the bantamweight division earlier this year. They have each shown flashes of the impressive talent they possess in their recent fights. And it will be interesting to see who comes out on top come Saturday night.
Starting us off in the main card will be Bantamweight fighters Chris Gutierrez and Felipe Colares. The former has put together a great run of late, winning four of his last five fights. While the latter has a 2-2 UFC record and is still getting started as far as his time inside the Octagon is concerned. With both fighters looking to make a name for themselves in the stacked bantamweight division, this fight could be very lively and aggressive.
In addition to the main card, the UFC Fight Night will also feature several exciting fights in the Prelims card. So be sure not to miss them either. Below we have the full fight card for UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez.
|Women’s Strawweight||Mackenzie Dern vs. Marina Rodriguez|
|Welterweight||Randy Brown vs. Jared Gooden|
|Flyweight||Tim Elliott vs. Matheus Nicolau|
|Women’s Flyweight||Sabina Mazo vs. Mariya Agapova|
|Bantamweight||Chris Gutierrez vs. Felipe Colares|
|Heavyweight||Alexander Romanov vs. Jared Vanderaa|
|Featherweight||Charles Rosa vs. Damon Jackson|
|Women’s Strawweight||Loopy Godinez vs. Sam Hughes|
|Lightweight||Steve Garcia vs. Charlie Ontiveros|