UFC fans are eagerly awaiting the return of Jon Jones, who will face Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight title at UFC 285 on Saturday, March 4. The event will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be available exclusively on ESPN+ as a pay-per-view (PPV) event.
But what time does UFC 285 start? And how can you watch and stream it? Here is everything you need to know.
The UFC 285 main card will begin at 10:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. PT), with five fights scheduled, including the main event between Jones and Gane. The co-main event will feature Valentina Shevchenko defending her title against Alexa Grasso.
The Jones vs. Gane main event fight is expected to start sometime around 12:30 a.m. ET / 9:30 p.m. PT, but it depends on how quickly the earlier main card fights finish.
Before the main card, there will be two preliminary cards that will showcase some of the rising stars and veterans of the UFC. The early prelims will start at 6:15 p.m. ET (3:15 p.m. PT) and will feature five fights that can be watched on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass. The prelims will kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. PT) and will have four fights that can be watched on ESPN+ and ESPN.
To watch the main card of UFC 285, you will need to order it on ESPN+ as a PPV event. If you are an existing ESPN+ subscriber, you can purchase it for $74.99.
If you are not an ESPN+ subscriber yet, you can save some money by getting a special bundle deal that includes a year of ESPN+ and the UFC 285 PPV for $124.98. One year of ESPN+ access costs $99.99 by itself, so that equates to a saving of more than 30% here for new subscribers.
You can stream UFC 285 on any device that supports ESPN+, such as smart TVs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, etc.
UFC 285 promises to be an exciting night of fights that you don’t want to miss. Make sure you order it on ESPN+ and tune in at the right time to catch all the action.