Colby Covington

UFC fans, brace yourselves for an action-packed evening as UFC 296 hits the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas tonight.

The event, exclusively on ESPN+ PPV, promises to deliver high-octane MMA action with a star-studded lineup. Here’s a rundown of what to expect:

Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington

Main event: UFC Welterweight Championship

The main event features a riveting clash between Welterweight champion Leon Edwards and former interim titleholder Colby Covington.

Edwards (21-3), known for his striking precision, is set to defend his title and prove his dominance. Covington (17-3), with his exceptional wrestling skills, aims to claim the championship and solidify his legacy. Expect a tactical and intense battle between these two fierce competitors.

Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval

Co-main event: UFC Flyweight Championship

In the co-main event, flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja defends his belt against No. 2 contender Brandon Royval. Pantoja (26-5), with his robust skill set, is keen on delivering another victory.

Royval (15-6), known for his resilience, is looking to overturn past outcomes and seize the title. This rematch is a must-watch for fans of high-speed, technical combat.

Rakhmonov vs. Thompson & Ferguson vs. Pimblett

Keep an eye on Shavkat Rakhmonov (17-0) as he faces Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (17-6-1) in a compelling welterweight bout.

Also, don’t miss the lightweight showdown between Tony Ferguson (25-9) and Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett (20-3), a clash that guarantees excitement.

UFC 296 Full Fight Card

Main Card – 10pm ET on ESPN+ PPV

  • Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington
  • Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval
  • Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Stephen Thompson
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett
  • Josh Emmett vs. Bryce Mitchell

Prelims – 8pm ET on ESPN+

  • Alonzo Menifield vs. Dustin Jacoby
  • Irene Aldana vs. Karol Rosa
  • Cody Garbrandt vs. Brian Kelleher
  • Casey O’Neill vs. Arianne Lipski

Early Prelims – 6:30pm ET on ESPN+

  • Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Cody Durden
  • Andre Fili vs. Lucas Almeida
  • Martin Buday vs. Shamil Gaziev

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, December 16
  • Start Time: 10 p.m. ET
  • How to Watch: ESPN+ PPV
  • Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

How to Watch

The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET, followed by prelims at 8 p.m. ET, and the main card at 10 p.m. ET. The main event is expected to take place around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on the duration of the undercard fights.

Fans can watch UFC 296 on ESPN+ PPV in the U.S. with the PPV price set at $79.99 for current subscribers. In the UK, the event will be broadcast on TNT Sports Box Office.

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