The anticipation is palpable as fight fans eagerly await UFC 293, featuring the main event showdown between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming event.
When is UFC 293?
UFC 293 is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2023. The event will be hosted at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. This marks the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Sydney after a five-year hiatus.
Main Card and Prelims Start Times:
- Early Prelims kick off at 6:30 PM/ET on ESPN+
- Prelims start at 8 PM/ET, available on both ESPN+ and ESPN
- The Main Card begins at 10 PM/ET and is exclusively available on ESPN+ with a separate PPV purchase
How to Watch UFC 293 in the US
Streaming UFC 293 on ESPN+: For those in the United States, ESPN+ is the exclusive platform to watch the UFC 293 Main Event.
Current ESPN+ subscribers, whether on monthly, annual, or Disney Bundle plans, can purchase the UFC PPV events. If you’re not yet an ESPN+ subscriber, you can sign up here.
Purchasing UFC 293: UFC PPV events, including UFC 293, are priced at $79.99 per event for ESPN+ subscribers. Purchases can be made on the ESPN+ website.
After purchasing the Main Event, viewers can access it on a supported connected TV device, mobile device, or web browser.
The Main Event: Adesanya vs. Strickland
Israel Adesanya, also known as “The Last Stylebender,” will be defending his middleweight championship title against Sean Strickland. Adesanya has a record of 24-2. On the other hand, Strickland, boasting a 27-5 record, has won eight of his last ten fights.
This championship bout promises to be an electrifying contest between two top-tier fighters. With the event just around the corner, fans are gearing up for a night of intense MMA action.