The UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada will be under the primetime lights for UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum after being on ABC last weekend. This event will be televised on April 17 on ESPN+ with the main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET, and the prelims at 7 p.m. ET.
The main card will feature five fights, which includes three ranked fighters, ending the night with Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum. Whittaker enters the UFC APEX with a 23-5 record and is first in the middleweight rankings. Gastelum walks into the bout with a 17-6 (1 NC) record and is eighth in the middleweight rankings. Whittaker is listed as the favorite at -286 by DraftKings Sportsbook, while Gastelum’s odds sit at +225.
Other notable fights on the main card are Jeremy Stephens vs. Drakkar Klose in the co-main event (lightweight), Andrei Arvolski vs. Chase Sherman (heavyweight), and Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Jacob Malkoun (middleweight). There are also six prelim fights on the UFC Fight Night card.
Both the main card and prelims for UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Vettori will be available for live stream on ESPN+. If you want to watch, you’ll need to purchase a subscription. If you purchase ESPN+ separately, it cost $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year. Or you can purchase it apart of the Disney+ bundle, which also features Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month.