Jairzinho Rozenstruik And Shamil Gaziev Main Event For March 2 UFC Apex Event

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Jairzinho Rozenstruik, UFC Charlotte official weigh-in Credit: Bryson Hester/Cageside Press

Heavyweights will main event a UFC APEX event as Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Shamil Gaziev meet in the octagon on March 2.

First reported by Eurosport NL.

Rozenstruik (13-5) will enter the octagon ranked #12 in the UFC hoping to avoid a losing streak. He’s coming off a submission loss to Jailton Almeida in May 2023. Rozenstruik began his UFC career on a 4-fight win streak, but a run in with former heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou ended that.

Since then he’s gone 3-4 with losses to Cyril Gane, Curtis Blaydes, Alexander Volkov and Almeida. This fight will mark his 6th main event spot in his UFC career.

Gaziev (12-0) continues his undefeated streak coming off a TKO victory over Martin Buday at UFC 296 in his promotional debut.

Gaziev will look to earn a number next to his name when he takes on the 12th ranked Rozenstruik in Las Vegas.

Other fights set for the UFC APEX event on March 2:

  • Muhammad Mokaev vs. Alex Perez
  • Yanis Ghemmouri vs. Vinicius Oliveira
  • Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady vs. Loik Radzhabov
  • Eryk Anders vs. Jamie Pickett
  • Joel Alvarez vs. Ludovit Klein
  • Javid Basharat vs. Aiemann Zahabi
  • Josefine Knutsson vs. Julia Polastri
  • Brendon Marotte vs. Mohammad Yahya
  • Tyson Pedro vs. Vitor Petrino
  • Stephen Erceg vs. Matt Schnell
  • Christian Duncan vs. Claudio Ribeiro