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Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento Headlines UFC Fight Night in St. Louis on May 11, this Saturday

Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
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The Enterprise Center will host an electrifying night of mixed martial arts action on May 11, 2024, as UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento takes center stage. Headlined by a heavyweight showdown between seasoned knockout artist Derrick Lewis and rising Brazilian talent Rodrigo Nascimento, the event promises fireworks from the get-go.

Main Event: Heavyweight (265 lbs): Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento

Derrick Lewis, known for his remarkable knockout power and record-setting finishes, faces Brazilian grappler Rodrigo Nascimento, who is determined to make a name for himself in the heavyweight division.

Co-Main Event: Welterweight (170 lbs): Joaquin Buckley vs. Nursulton Ruziboev

Explosive striker Joaquin Buckley takes on the versatile Nursulton Ruziboev, who is aiming to disrupt Buckley's game plan with his own aggressive style and dynamic striking.

Main Card Lineup
Light Heavyweight (205 lbs)

Alonzo Menifield vs. Carlos UlbergAlonzo Menifield, a proven finisher, squares off against New Zealand's Carlos Ulberg, a former kickboxer with precision striking skills. Both fighters are eager to gain ground in the light heavyweight rankings.

Lightweight (155 lbs)

Diego Ferreira vs. Mateusz RębeckiVeteran Diego Ferreira, a well-rounded grappler, faces Poland's Mateusz Rębecki, an emerging talent known for his relentless pressure and submission game.

Featherweight (145 lbs)

Alex Caceres vs. Sean WoodsonAlex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres brings his unconventional striking to the cage against Sean Woodson, whose height and reach present a unique challenge in the featherweight division.

Heavyweight (265 lbs)

Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Robelis DespaigneThe powerful Waldo Cortes-Acosta takes on Robelis Despaigne, an Olympic medalist in judo transitioning to MMA, with both fighters eager to prove their worth in the heavyweight class.

Preliminary Card Highlights
Lightweight (155 lbs)

Chase Hooper vs. Viacheslav BorshchevGrappling specialist Chase Hooper will face kickboxing expert Viacheslav Borshchev in a classic grappler-vs-striker matchup that will test each man's ability to control the pace.

Lightweight (155 lbs) 

Terrance McKinney vs. Esteban RibovicsTerrance McKinney, known for his lightning-fast finishes, meets Argentina's Esteban Ribovics, who aims to continue his unbeaten UFC run with another aggressive victory.

Strawweight (115 lbs)

Tabatha Ricci vs. Tecia TorresRising star Tabatha Ricci confronts seasoned veteran Tecia Torres, a perennial contender looking to climb back to title contention.

Welterweight (170 lbs)

Trey Waters vs. Billy GoffThe undefeated Trey Waters looks to maintain his perfect record against Billy Goff, an aggressive striker eager to show he can handle high-caliber competition.

Flyweight (125 lbs)

Jake Hadley vs. Charles JohnsonEnglishman Jake Hadley aims to rebound with a victory over Charles Johnson, who is on the hunt for a statement win after recent setbacks.

Welterweight (170 lbs)

Jared Gooden vs. Kevin JoussetJared Gooden brings his power punching into the octagon against New Zealand's Kevin Jousset, a grappler seeking to impose his control over the American.

Flyweight (125 lbs)

JJ Aldrich vs. Veronica HardyJJ Aldrich, known for her technical striking, will attempt to dictate the pace against Veronica Hardy, whose submission skills pose a constant threat.

Don't miss this exhilarating night of MMA action. Prelims kick off on ESPN at 4 p.m. ET, followed by the main card.

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