Vasiliy Lomachenko returns tonight in an ESPN+ exclusive fight, taking on Masayoshi Nakatani in a 12-round lightweight main event from Las Vegas.
Wil Esco will be on the round-by-round call for Lomachenko-Nakatani and the Rob Brant-Janibek Alimkhanuly co-feature starting at 10 pm ET. All updates will come in this stream:
Lomachenko last fought in Oct. 2020, losing to Teofimo Lopez, and had shoulder surgery after the fight. Nakatani was last seen in December, scoring a big comeback KO win over Felix Verdejo, and is noted for his toughness and grit, as well as the fact he’ll have a huge height advantage over Lomachenko.
How to Watch Lomachenko vs Nakatani
The middleweight co-feature between Brant and Alimkhanuly is also a solid fight at worst, good matchmaking as Alimkhanuly tries to work his way into title contention. There will also be prelim undercard fights starting at 7:15 pm ET, also on ESPN+.
Undercard (ESPN+, 7:15 pm ET)
- Giovani Santillan (26-0, 15 KO) vs Cecil McCalla (23-4, 10 KO), welterweights, 8 rounds
- Robert Rodriguez (9-0-1, 5 KO) vs Luis Fernando Saavedra (8-6, 3 KO), bantamweights, 6 rounds
- Floyd Diaz (1-0, 0 KO) vs Jaime Jasso (2-0, 0 KO), bantamweights, 4 rounds
- Guido Vianello (7-0-1, 7 KO) vs Marlon Williams (6-1, 3 KO), heavyweights, 4 rounds
- Subaru Murata (debut) vs Keven Monroy (1-1, 1 KO), junior featherweights, 4 rounds
- DeMichael Harris (3-0, 3 KO) vs Jonathan Hernan Godoy (5-8, 0 KO), lightweights, 4 rounds
Main Card (ESPN+, 10:00 pm ET)
- Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KO) vs Masayoshi Nakatani (19-1, 13 KO), lightweights, 12 rounds
- Rob Brant (26-2, 18 KO) vs Janibek Alimkhanuly (9-0, 5 KO), middleweights, 10 rounds