Everything you need to know about UFC Charlotte.
For the first time in over half a decade, the UFC returns to Charlotte, North Carolina for another UFC fight night. On Saturday, May 13, the Spectrum Center will host a stacked card with a bunch of ranked vs. ranked matchups to celebrate their return to the 'Queen City.'
The main event pits a pair of heavyweight contenders on different paths in their UFC career. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (13-4), a staple in the heavyweight division, defends his top 10 ranking when he faces the man who is carrying the most momentum in MMA's biggest weight class.
Jailton Almeida (18-2) is yet to taste defeat in the UFC and comes into his first main event riding a 13 fight win streak. With the two men having a combined 30 finishes from 31 bouts, it'd perhaps be the shock of the year if this fight ends up going the full 25 minutes.
The co-main event promises to launch a title contender into the light heavyweight title talk, a contender that many fans will resonate with given how lengthy their UFC careers have been. Former title challenger and No. 5 ranked Anthony Smith (36-17) takes on the No. 7 ranked Johnny Walker (20-7) with either man hoping a victory gets them closer to champion Jamahal Hill in the pecking order.
UFC Charlotte: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Jailton Almeida card, start time & channel guide
Main Card - 3 p.m ET / 12 p.m PT - ABC / ESPN+
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Jailton Almeida
- Anthony Smith vs. Johnny Walker
- Daniel Rodriguez vs. Ian Machado Garry
- Tim Means vs. Alex Morono
Prelims - 11:30 a.m ET / 8:30 a.m PT - UFC Fight Pass
- Matt Brown vs. Court McGee
- Karl Williams vs. Chase Sherman
- Cody Stamann vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
- Carlos Ulberg vs. Ihor Potieria
- Nathan Levy vs. Pete Rodriguez
- Ji Yeon Kim vs. Mandy Böhm
- Gabe Green vs. Bryan Battle
- Jessica Rose-Clark vs. Tainara Lisboa
UFC Charlotte: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Jailton Almeida betting odds
The following odds are for the main and co-main event only. Check out DraftKings.com for the full card odds and make sure to go back closer to fight night in case of line changes.
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik (+410) vs. Jailton Almeida (-520)
- Anthony Smith (+100) vs. Johnny Walker (-120)