Liverpool’s Darren Except headlines this weekend’s UFC Fight Evening as he takes on Derek Brunson in a middleweight match-up in Las Vegas.

Except has one have interaction and one defeat in the division since his cross up from welterweight following a title-bout loss to then champion Tyron Woodley in 2018. The 28-year-worn’s middleweight debut changed into as soon as a slice up-resolution victory over Kelvin Gastelum in November 2019, sooner than he changed into as soon as outpointed by pale 185lbs title-holder Robert Whittaker in July 2020.

Except (18-3-1) changed into as soon as assign for an all-European clash with Italy’s Marvin Vettori in April nonetheless suffered a broken collarbone in practising, ruling the striker out of the fight.

Now, after more than a year away from the Octagon, fifth-ranked Except returns on Saturday as he faces seventh-ranked middleweight Brunson in the UFC’s Apex facility. The 37-year-worn American (22-7) enters the contest on a four-fight have interaction slump, with a rematch in opposition to fresh champion Israel Adesanya in his sights, following a most predominant-round knockout defeat by ‘The Last Stylebender’ three years ago.

There are other Britons in action, too. Like a flash-rising heavyweight Tom Aspinall will compete in the co-indispensable event, whereas further down the cardboard, Except’s fellow Liverpudlian Paddy Pimblett makes his highly-anticipated UFC debut in the light-weight division. Liverpool’s Molly McCann headlines the preliminary card, after undefeated Welshman Jack Shore looks to be to originate further impact on the bantamweight division.

Here’s all it is best to know about the UFC Fight Evening.

When is it?

The event will occur on Saturday 4 September on the UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas.

In a refreshing switch for UK viewers, the prelims will initiating at 6.30pm BST sooner than the predominant card will get below capacity at 9pm.

The most important event between Except and Brunson will most likely initiating around 11pm BST.

How can I seek it?

In what wishes to be an inspiring contest, notably given each and every males are southpaws, Except will need to be inspiring with his distance management to rating the have interaction.

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