UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik

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UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 7, 2019 (2019-12-07)
VenueCapital One Arena
CityWashington, D.C., United States
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Jacaré UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington

UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik (also known as UFC on ESPN 7) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on December 7, 2019 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., United States.[1][2][3][4]


The event will be the second that the promotion has contested in the American capital, following UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson in October 2011.[4]

A heavyweight bout between the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion and former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris was expected to serve as the event headliner.[5][6] However, Harris pulled out on November 1, 2019 due to the ongoing search for his missing step-daughter.[7] He was replaced by Jairzinho Rozenstruik.[8]

A women's strawweight between Cláudia Gadelha and Cynthia Calvillo was scheduled for the event. However, on October 22, 2019 it was announced that Gadelha was forced to withdraw from the bout due to a broken finger and a torn ligament.[9] She was replaced by Marina Rodriguez.[10]

A strawweight bout between Cortney Casey and Virna Jandiroba was scheduled for the event.[11] However, Casey pulled out on October 31, 2019 due to undisclosed reasons. She was replaced by former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Livia Renata Souza.[12]

A middleweight bout between Alonzo Menifield and Trevor Smith was scheduled for the event. However, on November 10, 2019 it was reported that Menifield pulled out of the event for an undisclosed reason and he was replaced by Makhmud Muradov.[13]

Fight card[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Women's Strawweight Marina Rodriguez vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Heavyweight Stefan Struve vs. Ben Rothwell
Women's Bantamweight Aspen Ladd vs. Yana Kunitskaya
Bantamweight Cody Stamann vs. Song Yadong
Welterweight Carlos Condit vs. Mickey Gall
Preliminary card
Bantamweight Rob Font vs. Ricky Simon
Welterweight Thiago Alves vs. Tim Means
Featherweight Billy Quarantillo vs. Chris Fishgold
Featherweight Bryce Mitchell vs. Matt Sayles
Early Preliminary card
Lightweight Joe Solecki vs. Matt Wiman
Women's Strawweight Livia Renata Souza vs. Virna Jandiroba
Middleweight Makhmud Muradov vs. Trevor Smith


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-07-08). "UFC announces fourth quarter schedule for 2019". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  2. ^ Redactie. "The UFC announces events for Moscow, Singapore, Busan and more". mmadan.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.(in Dutch)
  3. ^ "Remaining UFC 2019 Schedule Announced". ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  4. ^ a b "UFC to return to Washington for December event at Capital One Arena". washingtonpost.com. 2019-07-07. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  5. ^ Steven Marrocco (2019-08-13). "Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris headlines UFC on ESPN 7". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  6. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2019-08-14). "Overeem vs. Harris to headline UFC Washington D.C." UFC.com. Retrieved 2019-08-15.
  7. ^ Mike Bohn (2019-11-01). "Walt Harris withdraws from UFC on ESPN 7 headliner vs. Alistair Overeem". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  8. ^ Mike Bohn (2019-11-04). "Jair Rozenstruik meets Alistair Overeem in UFC on ESPN 7 headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  9. ^ Shelton, Cole (2019-10-23). "Claudia Gadelha withdraws from Cynthia Calvillo fight, Angela Hill offers to fill in | BJPenn.com". | BJPenn.com. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  10. ^ Redactie. "Marina Rodriguez replaces Claudia Gadelha against Cynthia Calvillo during UFC Washington". mmadan.nl. Retrieved 2019-10-24.(in Dutch)
  11. ^ Farah Hannoun (2019-09-14). "Cortney Casey vs. Virna Jandiroba added to UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C." mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  12. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-10-31). "Livinha Souza replaces Cortney Casey against Virna Jandiroba at UFC on ESPN 7". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  13. ^ Redactie. "Again short notice for Makhmud Muradov, this time against Trevor Smith in Washington". mmadan.nl. Retrieved 2019-11-09.(in Dutch)
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-11-12.