UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento Fight Card, Betting Odds, Start Time

Lewis vs Nascimento

All the fights for UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento on Saturday 11th May 2024. With betting odds, start time, date, fight card, and information on how to watch.

  • Event: UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
  • Date: Sat, May. 11, 2024
  • Location: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO
  • BroadcastESPN+ Prelims 4 p.m. ET in the U.S., Main Card 7 p.m. ET in the U.S.
  • Broadcast in the UK: TNT Sports Prelims will begin at 9 p.m. BST, Main Card at 12 a.m. BST
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UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Nascimento Full fight card

Main Card

  • Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento: Heavyweight
  • Joaquin Buckley vs. Nursulton Ruziboev: Welterweight
  • Alonzo Menifield vs. Carlos Ulberg: Light Heavyweight
  • Diego Ferreira vs. Mateusz Rębecki: Lightweight
  • Alex Caceres vs. Sean Woodson: Featherweight
  • Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Robelis Despaigne: Heavyweight


  • Chase Hooper vs. Viacheslav Borshchev: Lightweight
  • Terrance McKinney vs. Esteban Ribovics: Lightweight
  • Tabatha Ricci vs. Tecia Pennington: Women’s Strawweight
  • Billy Goff vs. Trey Waters: Welterweight
  • Charles Johnson vs. Jake Hadley: Flyweight
  • Jared Gooden vs. Kevin Jousset: Welterweight
  • JJ Aldrich vs. Veronica Hardy: Women’s Flyweight

*Fight card, bout order, and number of fights are subject to change

Tale of the Tape

Name:Derrick LewisRodrigo Nascimento
Country:United StatesBrazil
Height:6 ft 3 in (191 cm)6 ft 2 in (190 cm)
Weight:265 lbs261 lb
Reach:79 in (201 cm)80.0″ (203cm)

Start date and time

UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento takes place on Saturday 11th May 2024, at the Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO. The main card will start at 7 p.m. ET with the Prelims starting at 4 p.m. ET. In the UK, the main event begins at 12 a.m. GMT with the Prelims starting at 9 p.m. GMT.

Betting Odds

The UFC is set to return to St Louis, Missouri for the first time since 2018.

On Saturday night, MMA fans will pack into the Enterprise Center to watch a stacked night of fights, which will be headlined by a heavyweight fight between Derrick Lewis and Rodrigo Nascimento. 

Local favourite Joaquin Buckley is also on the card against 46-fight Russian veteran Nursulton Ruziboev, who has picked up two first-round finishes since joining the UFC last year. 

Join LowKickMMA as we preview and predict these two massive fights and provide you with UFC odds for every fight on the main card this weekend. 

Derrick Lewis vs Rodrigo Nascimento

Lewis has lost four of his last five fights and is definitely at the tail end of his career at 39 years old, but the last thing a fighter loses is their power. 

That’s probably why the record holder for UFC knockouts is the -163 favourite in a fight against a streaking contender with a 11-1 record in the sport. 

Nascimento is the +125 underdog, but we don’t fancy him to get the job done this weekend as his current three-fight win streak is built close off decision wins against fighters Lewis would run through. 

We expect ‘The Black Beast’ to score his 15th UFC knockout and will be betting on him to do so at slightly better odds of -125.

Joaquin Buckley vs Nursulton Ruziboev

Buckley has looked like a new man since dropping down to welterweight, but he is taking a massive risk by fighting an unranked opponent on short notice in his hometown. 

The -163 favourite could be in for a tough night at the office against Ruziboev, who despite having an extensive record is just about to enter his prime at 30 years old. 

Ruziboev is well worth a bet at odds of +120 but we think Buckley could be a legitimate contender at 170lbs and are backing him to emerge from this matchup unscathed. 

Alonzo Menifield vs Carlos Ulberg 

Menifield will be our first underdog pick of the night at +175. 

‘Atomic’ has always had some of the biggest punches in the UFC light heavyweight division, but until recently it seemed to be his only way to win a fight. 

During his ongoing five-fight unbeaten streak things have changed and now he’s locking in submissions as well as outpointing people to get the job done. 

Ulberg is a decent fighter but him being priced at -225 in his toughest bout since getting knocked out by Kennedy Nzechukwu in his UFC debut is enough to convince us to bet against him.

Carlos Diego Ferreira vs Mateusz Rębecki

Ferreira is the best opponent Rębecki has ever fought on paper, but the Brazilian is priced at +250 to win in St. Louis. 

Three defeats came before a three-year layoff as Ferreira’s days as a title contender ended. However, he returned with an emphatic KO win over Michael Johnson in 2023.

Rębecki’s status as a -350 favourite is kind of understandable considering he’s on a 16-fight win streak and boasts a 19-1 record – but he’s never done it against someone of this level.

We will be avoiding this fight. The odds on the favourite are just too slim to bet on, but we also aren’t sure if Ferreira is capable of returning to his best form at 39 years old. 

Alex Caceres vs Sean Woodson 

Caceres is another guy we will be backing as underdog as he’s priced at +150 to get the win over -200 favourite Woodson, who is unbeaten in his last five fights. 

Our concern about Woodson is he simply cuts too much weight. At 6ft 2in he’s massive for featherweight and that makes him susceptible to getting hurt or knocked out. 

‘Bruce Leeroy’ is known for his slick submissions, but he’s also got sneaky strikes and we can see him catching Woodson with something on the feet to finish their fight.

Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs Robelis Despaigne 

Despaigne has certainly not been given a pushover in his second UFC fight.

The 6ft 7in Olympian has finished his last four opponents in a combined time of just 37 seconds to become arguably the most exciting heavyweight prospect of all time. 

Naturally, he’s the -200 favourite again Cortes-Acosta, who has never been finished and should be able to extend the Cuban superstar beyond five minutes for the first time ever. 

Cortes-Acosta is the +150 underdog, but we won’t be betting on him because he doesn’t have the KO power to keep Despaigne at bay and will almost certainly become his latest victim. 


If you are lucky enough to be in or near St Louis or would like to attend UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento you can buy tickets here. The tickets are $175 in Level 300.

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PPV price and Live streams

UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento is Live on ESPN. In The UK, UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento is available on TNT Sports as well as the prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

What is Next after UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento?

The next UFC event that follows UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento is UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Murphy at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV on Saturday 18 May 2024.