UFC St. Louis: Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento date, fight card, channel guide

Everything you need to know about the UFC St. Louis card that takes place on Saturday, May 11.
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The UFC returns home to the United States after venturing to Rio de Janeiro for UFC 301 last week. The Octagon touches down in St. Louis for a Fight Night event starring heavyweight fan favorite Derrick Lewis and rising star Rodrigo Nascimento. The card starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 11.

Lewis is coming off a decision loss to Jailton Almeida in November and will step into the Octagon for the first time in 2024. Nascimento is on a three fight win streak with two split decision wins over Tanner Boser and Ilir Latifi and a unanimous decision win over Don'Tale Mayes. He will also be competing for the first time this year.

In the co-main event we see St. Louis native Joaquin Buckley, who campaigned to be the main event, face off with Nursulton Ruziboev. Buckley is on a three fight win streak inclusing two finishes with recent wins over Andre Fialho, Alex Morono and Vicente Luque. Unranked Ruziboev is on a tear riding a 10 fight win streak including two in the UFC. A win over Buckley could get him ranked in the top 15.

UFC St. Louis fight card

MAIN CARD | ESPN + | 7 p.m ET

  • Derrick Lewis (27-12-0) vs. Rodrigo Nascimento (11-1-0)
  • Joaquin Buckley (18-6-0) vs. Nursulton Ruziboev (34-8-2)
  • Alonzo Menifield (15-3-1) vs. Carlos Ulberg (10-1-0)
  • Diego Ferreira (18-5-0) vs. Mateusz Rebecki (19-1-0)
  • Alex Caceres (21-14-0) vs. Sean Woodson (11-1-1)
  • Waldo Cortes Acosta (11-1-0) vs. Robelis Despaigne (5-0-0)


  • Chase Hooper (13-3-1) vs. Viacheslav Borshchev (7-3-1)
  • Terrance McKinney (15-6-0) vs. Esteban Ribovics (12-1-0)
  • Tabatha Ricci (9-2-0) vs. Tecia Pennington (13-6-0)
  • Billy Goff (9-2-0) vs. Trey Waters (8-1-0)
  • Charles Johnson (14-6-0) vs. Jake Hadley (10-2-0)
  • Jared Gooden (23-9-0) vs. Kevin Jousset (10-2-0)
  • JJ Aldrich (13-6-0) vs. Veronica Macedo (8-4-1)

UFC St. Louis odds

According to DraftKings, the odds for the main and co-main events are fairly even. Lewis is a -148 favorite with Nascimento sitting at a +124 underdog, not a huge spread there. In the co-main, Buckley is the favorite at -166 and Ruziboev is the +140 underdog. The biggest spread on the card is Diego Ferreira vs. Mateusz Rebecki. Ferreira is the underdog in this one at +250 and Rebecki is a sizeable favorite at -310.

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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