UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik

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UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMarch 28, 2020 (2020-03-28)
VenueNationwide Arena
CityColumbus, Ohio
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night 171 UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik UFC Fight Night 172

UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik (also known as UFC on ESPN 8)[1] is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on March 28, 2020 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.[2][3][4]


The promotion returns to Ohio for the first time since UFC 203 in 2016 and to Columbus for the first time in over 11 years, since UFC 96 in 2009.[2] Zuffa previously hosted a World Extreme Cagefighting event, WEC 47, at the venue in March 2010.[5]

A heavyweight bout between Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik is expected to headline the event.[6]

Fight card[edit]

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Bantamweight Raphael Assunção vs. Cody Garbrandt
Heavyweight Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan de Castro
Light Heavyweight Sam Alvey vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.
Bantamweight Louis Smolka vs. Davey Grant
Women's Strawweight Tecia Torres vs. Mizuki Inoue


Announced bouts[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2019-12-27). "Tecia Torres to fight Mizuki Inoue at UFC Columbus". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  2. ^ a b Staff (December 12, 2019). "Ohio bound: UFC books March date in Columbus for first time in 11 years". mmajunkie.com.
  3. ^ Damon Martin (2019-12-12). "UFC returns to Columbus for first time in 10 years with March 28 card". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  4. ^ Jay Pettry. "Columbus to host UFC event in March for first time in over 10 years". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  5. ^ Nate Lawson (2009-12-15). "WEC 47 official for Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on March 6". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2019-12-23.
  6. ^ Clyde Aidoo (2019-12-13). "BREAKING: Francis Ngannou Faces Jairzinho Rozenstruik in Columbus". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  7. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  8. ^ DNA, MMA. "Randy Costa vs. Martin Day toegevoegd aan UFC on ESPN 8 in Columbus". Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  9. ^ Martin, Damon (2020-01-12). "Punahele Soriano vs. Eric Spicely joins UFC on ESPN 8 in Columbus". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  10. ^ Anderson, Jay (2020-01-13). "Aspen Ladd vs. Juliana Pena Announced for UFC Columbus". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  11. ^ DNA, MMA. "Matt Brown krijgt gewenst gevecht voor eigen publiek tegen Miguel Baeza tijdens UFC Columbus". Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  12. ^ News, Breaking (2020-01-22). "Laureano Staropoli affronte Phil Rowe à l'UFC Columbus |". Vivez l'actualité avec Breakingnews.fr (in French). Retrieved 2020-01-23.