It all goes down later tonight (Sat., Sept. 26, 2020) at UFC 253 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Flash Forum on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., as undefeated UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya puts his belt on the line against surging contender and No. 1 rival Paulo Costa.
In addition to the main event grudge match, light heavyweight contenders Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz will square off in the co-headliner for the vacant 205-pound strap left behind by Jon Jones. Fight fans will also get to see a high-octane flyweight matchup between streaking contenders Kai Kara-France and Brandon Royval, as well as a welterweight affair pitting Octagon legend Diego Sanchez against Australian youngster Jake Matthews.
Take a look below at UFC 253’s complete fight card lineup and start times:
Main Card (ESPN+ PPV)
10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
Israel Adesanya vs.Paulo Costa
Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz
Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval
Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
‘Prelims’ Undercard (ESPN2/ESPN+)
8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Brad Riddell vs. Alex da Silva
Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews
Shane Young vs. Ludovit Klein
William Knight vs. Aleksa Camur
Early ‘Prelims’ Undercard (ESPN2/ESPN+)
7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT
Juan Espino vs. Jeff Hughes
Khadis Ibragimov vs. Danilo Marques
Here are all the ways to catch the action:
- UFC 253: “Adesanya vs. Costa” PPV main card can be viewed via the ESPN+ streaming app.
- Subscriptions cost $5.99 per month. The UFC 253 PPV will cost $64.99 for current subscribers.
- UFC 253: “Adesanya vs. Costa” undercard “Prelims” can be viewed via ESPN+ as well.
- UFC 253: “Adesanya vs. Costa” undercard “Prelims” can be viewed via ESPN 2. Check your local providers or click for instant access to ESPN.
- UFC 253: “Adesanya vs. Costa” PPV main card and “Prelims” can be viewed via ESPN+ streaming app through Google Play and iTunes stores.
- Stay home, be safe. But if you really, really need to go out and watch UFC 253 there is a list of bars near you airing “Adesanya vs. Costa” right here.
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