On Saturday October 1, UFC Vegas 61 will air live from the Apex in Las Vegas. In the five-round strawweight main event, we will see a top ranked bout between Mackenzie Dern and Yan Xiaonan.
No. 5 ranked Dern comes from a split decision win against Tecia Torres, while No. 6 ranked Xiaonan comes from back-to-back losses against Carla Esparza Marina Rodriguez. The winner of the fight could possibly be fighting for the title next.
UFC Vegas 61 also features Swedish heavyweight Ilir Latifi who will take on Alexey Oleynik. Latifi comes from a split decision win against Tanner Boser in June last year, and on Saturday the 39-year-old is looking to extend his winning streak.
His opponent, 45-year-old veteran Oleynik, comes from a win against Jared Vanderaa in April.
UFC Vegas 61: Dern vs. Yan – Fight Card and Start Time
Starts 01:00 CET and can be streamed on Viaplay and UFC Fight Pass.
- Strawweight (women): Mackenzie Dern vs. Xiaonan Yan
- Welterweight: Randy Brown vs. Francisco Trinaldo
- Bantamweight: Raoni Barcelos vs. Trevin Jones
- Featherweight: Sodiq Yusuff vs. Don Shainis
- Bantamweight: John Castaneda vs. Daniel Santos
- Lightweight: Mike Davis vs. Viacheslav Borshchev
Starts 22:00 CET and can be streamed on Viaplay and UFC Fight Pass.
- Heavyweight: Alexey Oleynik vs. Ilir Latifi
- Strawweight (women): Jessica Penne vs. Tabatha Ricci
- Lightweight: Joaquim Silva vs. Jesse Ronson
- Middleweight: Krzysztof Jotko vs. Brendan Allen
- Light heavyweight: Maxim Grishin vs. Philipe Lins
- Bantamweight (women): Leah Letson vs. Chelsea Chandler
- Bantamweight: Guido Cannetti vs. Randy Costa
*Bout order and number of fights can change.