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Watch ‘Countdown to UFC 293’ full video preview | Adesanya vs. Strickland

Reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will defend his 185-pound strap against No. 5-ranked title contender Sean Strickland atop the UFC 293 fight card, which airs this Sat. night (Sept. 9, 2023) at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

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To help promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event, the promotion has released “Countdown to UFC 293” video special, helpfully embedded above, focusing on the five-round headliner, as well as the co-main event between Tai Tuivasa and Alexander Volkov.

LIVE! Watch UFC 293 PPV On ESPN+ Here!

MASSIVE MIDDLEWEIGHT MATCH! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its highly anticipated return to Sydney, Australia, for the first time in five years on Sat., Sept. 9, 2023, with a 185-pound world title fight inside Qudos Bank Arena. In the ESPN+-streamed pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Middleweight roost-ruler, Israel Adesanya, plans to silence No. 5-seeded contender, Sean Strickland. In UFC 293’s hard-hitting Heavyweight co-main event, No-6-ranked fan favorite, Tai Tuivasa, locks horns with towering Russian, Alexander Volkov (No. 8).

Don’t miss a single second of EPIC face-punching action!

“I don’t like idiots, or bullies,” Adesanya told TSN. “Like [Strickland] knows I’m going to f**k him up, but he’s still just trying to pretend he’s this big dog. And I’m like, ‘Alright, bet.’ He doesn’t have to respect me, or come in and bow down, nothing like that. But some of the things he’s saying, and he’s also questioning my character, like, b***h you don’t know me.”

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 293 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard on ESPNN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC 293: “Adesanya vs. Strickalnd” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

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