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Latest UFC 296 fight card, PPV lineup for ‘Edwards vs. Covington’ on Dec. 16 in Las Vegas

No rest for the weary! UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards, fresh off his consecutive title victories over former 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman, returns to battle No. 2-ranked welterweight contender Colby Covington atop the promotion’s year-end PPV card in Las Vegas. Elsewhere in the lineup, newly-crowned flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja will make his first 125-pound title defense against longtime nemesis Brandon Royval.


Event: UFC 296: “Edwards vs. Covington”
Date: Sat., Dec. 16, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast: ESPN+ PPV, ESPN, ESPN+ (6 p.m. ET Prelims | 10 p.m. ET Main Card)

UFC 296 Main Event On ESPN+ PPV:

170 lbs.: UFC Welterweight Champion Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington

UFC 296 Co-Main Event On ESPN+ PPV:

125 lbs.: UFC Flyweight Champion Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval

UFC 296 Main Card, Prelims On ESPN, ESPN+:

170 lbs.: Stephen Thompson vs Shavkat Rakhmonov
155 lbs.: Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett
170 lbs.: Vicente Luque vs. Ian Garry
125 lbs.: Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Cody Durden
125 lbs.: Ariane Lipski vs. Casey O’Neill
135 lbs.: Irene Aldana vs. Karol Rosa
170 lbs.: Randy Brown vs. Muslim Salikhov
205 lbs.: Dustin Jacoby vs. Alonzo Menifield
135 lbs.: Cody Garbrandt vs. Brian Kelleher
145 lbs.: Giga Chikadze vs. Josh Emmett
265 lbs.: Martin Buday vs. Shamil Gaziev
145 lbs.: Lucas Almeida vs. Andre Fili

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

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