It all goes down later tonight (Sat., Mar. 7, 2020) at UFC 248 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as undefeated UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya puts his 185-pound strap on the line against Cuban powerhouse Yoel Romero in the main event.
In addition to “Last Stylebender’s” first UFC title defense, newly-crowned UFC women’s strawweight champion Weili Zhang will test her luck against former titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the co-headliner. This will be Zhang’s first fight since knocking out Jessica Andrade to win the title last August, while Jedrzejczyk is competing in her third title fight since losing the strawweight belt back in 2017.
Fight fans will also get to see Beneil Dariush scrap with rising lightweight contender Drakkar Klose, the return of the ultra-popular Sean O’Malley, a second Octagon appearance by Olympic medalist Mark Madsen, and another middleweight affair featuring undefeated BJJ sensation Rodolfo Vieira.
Take a look below at UFC 248’s complete fight card lineup and start times:
Main Card (ESPN+ PPV)
10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero
Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose
Neil Magny vs. Li Jingliang
Alex Oliveira vs. Max Griffin
‘Prelims’ Undercard (ESPN)
8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Quinonez
Mark Madsen vs. Austin Hubbard
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Saparbek Safarov
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Deron Winn
Early ‘Prelims’ Undercard (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass)
6:15 p.m. ET / 3:15 p.m. PT
Emily Whitmire vs. Polyana VianaCANCELLED
Giga Chikadze vs. Jamall Emmers
Danaa Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti
Here are all the ways to catch the action:
- UFC 248: “Adesanya vs. Romero” PPV main card can be viewed via the ESPN+ streaming app.
- Subscriptions cost $4.99 per month. The UFC 248 PPV will cost $64.99 for current subscribers.
- UFC 248: “Adesanya vs. Romero” early “Prelims” can be viewed via ESPN+ or UFC Fight Pass.
- UFC 248: “Adesanya vs. Romero” featured “Prelims” can be viewed via ESPN. Check your local providers or click here for instant access to ESPN.
- UFC 248: “Adesanya vs. Romero” PPV main card and early “Prelims” can be viewed via ESPN+ streaming app through Google Play and iTunes stores.
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MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 248 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass/ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.