The card is headlined by a heavyweight bout pitting Alistair Overeem against Augusto Sakai. In the light heavyweight co-main, former interim title challenger Ovince Saint Preux meets prospect Alonzo Menifield.
The card was marred by multiple last-minute cancellations, several due to fighters testing positive for covid.
Bantamweights Ricky Simon and Brian Kelleher had been scheduled to fight but Simon had to withdraw due to a cornerman testing positive for covid. Kelleher was then set to face Kevin Natividad at featherweight but Natividad pulled out today and was replaced by Ray Rodriguez.
Hours before fight time two American Top Team fighters, Thiago Moises and Marco Rogerio de Lima both tested positive for covid and had to withdraw from their bouts with Jalin Turner and Alexander Romanov, respectively.
The seven bouts on the card makes this the smallest UFC event since The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale in November 2005.