Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier battle in their UFC fight (Zuffa LLC)

The BMF title is on the line this weekend as Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje go head-to-head at UFC 291. But many fans are still wondering when is UFC 291 and what time does the event start?

Poirier and Gaethje will share the Octagon this Saturday night, July 30, in Salt Lake City, Utah. That bout is the scheduled main event of the evening and will see both fighters battle it out for five rounds for the BMF title formerly held by Jorge Masvidal.

The main card begins at the usual start time of 10 pm ET and will feature other exciting fights such as Jan Błachowicz vs. Alex Pereira, Tony Ferguson vs. Bobby Green, and Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Holland.

The only way to watch the UFC 291 main card is by ordering the event on ESPN+ PPV.

The prelims will get started much earlier in the evening at 7 pm ET and will include fights such as Gabriel Bonfim vs. Trevin Giles, Derrick Lewis vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima, Roman Kopylov vs. Claudio Ribeiro, and Jake Matthews vs. Darrius Flowers.

We’re now not far away from the UFC 291 fight card. Read on to learn more about when UFC 291 is, who is fighting, and what time the fights begin.

When is UFC 291?

UFC 291 takes place at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, this Saturday night.

  • Date: Saturday, July 30
  • Start Time: PPV Main Card starts at 10 pm ET, Prelims start at 7 pm ET

The fights will air live in the United States at the standard UFC fight time.

The UFC 291 main card is exclusive to ESPN+ PPV and will commence at 10 pm ET.

The UFC 291 early prelims will start streaming at 6 pm ET on ESPN+. The prelims will begin at 7 pm ET on ESPN+ and ESPN2.

What channel/stream is UFC 291?

UFC 291 will stream only on ESPN+ in the United States this Saturday night.

  • PPV Main Card: ESPN+ PPV (order here)
  • Prelims: ESPN+ and ESPN 2
  • Early Prelims: ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass

Because UFC 291 is a pay-per-view event, the five-fight main card is only available to fans who purchase the PPV via the ESPN+ website. The fights can then be streamed to your preferred device using the ESPN app or a connected device.

Fans can tune in to the early prelims on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass. The prelims can also be viewed live on ESPN 2.

Who fights tonight?

Main Card – 10:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm PT only on ESPN+ PPV (order here)

  • Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje (BMF title fight)
  • Jan Błachowicz vs. Alex Pereira
  • Derrick Lewis vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Bobby Green
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Holland

Prelims – 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT on ESPN+, ABC, and ESPN

  • Gabriel Bonfim vs. Trevin Giles
  • C.J. Vergara vs. Vinicius Salvador
  • Roman Kopylov vs. Claudio Ribeiro
  • Jake Matthews vs. Darrius Flowers

Early Prelims – 7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT on ESPN+ and ESPN

  • Matthew Semelsberger vs. Uroš Medić
  • Miranda Maverick vs. Priscila Cachoeira

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