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UFC Fight Night 233: How to watch Song Yadong vs. Chris Gutierrez, start time, Las Vegas lineup, odds, more

The UFC is back in its Las Vegas home base with bantamweight contenders at the top of the lineup in “Sin City.”

Here’s how to watch UFC Fight Night 233 with 135-pound standouts in action.

Broadcast and streaming info

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UFC Fight Night 233 has a main card that begins at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+. The prelims stream on ESPN+, as well, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

Main event: Song Yadong

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 29: (R-L) Song Yadong of China punches Ricky Simon in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on April 29, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Song Yadong (20-7-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) fights in his third straight main event when he takes on Chris Gutierrez at bantamweight. The six-time UFC bonus winner, who trains at Team Alpha Male, is just 26 and was set to take on former champion Petr Y an until Yan pulled out with an injury. He’s had mixed results in his two UFC headliners. He had a doctor’s stoppage TKO loss to Cory Sandhagen 15 months ago, but bounced back inApril with a fifth-round TKO of Ricky Simon to give him four wins in his past five fights.

Main event: Chris Gutierrez

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 14: (L-R) Chris Gutierrez punches Alatengheili of China in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 14, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Chris Gutierrez (20-4-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) had an eight-fight unbeaten streak snapped earlier this year with a decision loss to Pedro Munhoz. It was his first loss in 4.5 years. But less than two months ago, he bounced back with a decision win over Alateng Heili and now will try to add a second major name alongside Frankie Edgar to his wins list.

Co-main event: Anthony Smith

May 13, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Anthony Smith (red gloves) prepares to fight Johnny Walker (blue gloves) in a light heavyweight bout during UFC Fight Night at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a mixed bag of results for Anthony Smith (37-18 MMA, 12-8 UFC) since he lost a light heavyweight title shot to Jon Jones nearly five years ago. Including that decision setback, Smith is just 5-5 the past four years. But he snapped a two-fight skid with a win over Ryan Spann in August and now has a shot at two straight with an upset after he stepped up on about two weeks’ notice for Azamat Murzakanov, who pulled out with pneumonia.

Co-main event: Khalil Rountree

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 29: (L-R) Khalil Rountree Jr. punches Dustin Jacoby in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 29, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Khalil Rountree (12-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) has majorly turned his UFC prospects around. The “TUF 23” finalist started 4-5 in the promotion, but over the past two years has four straight wins, including three by knockout and two post-fight bonuses. All four of those wins for Rountree – Modestas Bukauskas, Karl Roberson, Dustin Jacoby and Chris Daukaus – came at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, so he clearly is comfortable there.

UFC debut: Talita Alencar

Talita Alencar vs. Stephanie Luciano | DWCS 63

Talita Alencar (4-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), from Brazil, had to settle for a draw in her fight on Dana White’s Contender Series in September, but she still found a portal into the promotion through that series. The Florida-based fighter finished her first three pro wins by rear-naked choke under the Titan FC banner before an LFA decision win over Kelsey Arnesen in April. She’ll take on a fellow Brazilian debutante in Rayanne Amanda.

UFC debut: Rayanne Amanda

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 23: Rayanne Amanda of Brazil prepares to fight Denise Gomes of Brazil in a strawweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season six, week five at UFC APEX on August 23, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Rayanne Amanda (14-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) had a fight on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2022, but lost a decision to Denise Gomes, who now is in the UFC. After that, Amanda has won three straight, including back-to-back decisions for Invicta FC earlier this year. Against Alencar, she meets a fellow Brazilian also making her UFC debut.

UFC debut: Carlos Vera

Carlos Vera

Carlos Vera (11-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) fought on Season 31 of “The Ultimate Fighter” earlier this year, but dropped a decision to eventual winner Brad Katona – though it was an exhibition fight not counted on his record. Officially, he has a four-fight winning streak heading into his UFC debut, including back-to-back guillotine choke wins for Fury FC. He meets the unbeaten Daniel Marcos (15-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in a bantamweight bout on the prelims.

UFC Fight Night 233 main card betting odds

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MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Song Yadong (-400) vs. Chris Gutierrez (+300)
  • Anthony Smith (+190) vs. Khalil Rountree (-235)
  • Su Mudaerji (+245) vs. Allan Nascimento (-305)
  • Nasrat Haqparast (-220) vs. Jamie Mullarkey (+180)
  • Andre Muniz (+170) vs. Junyong Park (-215)

UFC Fight Night 233 preliminary card betting odds

Sep 3, 2022; Paris, FRANCE; Stephanie Egger (red gloves) is introduced for her fight against Ailin Perez (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Accor Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports


  • Kevin Jousset (-170) vs. Song Kenan (+140)
  • Carlos Hernandez (+320) vs. Tatsuro Taira (-410)
  • Sung Hyun Park (-425) vs. Shannon Ross (+330)
  • Stephanie Egger (+155) vs. Luana Santos (-185)
  • Talita Alencar (+125) vs. Rayanne Amanda (-150)
  • Daniel Marcos (N/A) vs. Carlos Vera (N/A)
  • Melquizael Costa (N/A) vs. Steve Garcia (N/A)

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 233.

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