- Unbeaten wrestler Khabib Nurmagomedov and Hawaiian scrapper Max Holloway fight for the UFC lightweight championship on Saturday.
- The Nurmagomedov vs. Holloway bout headlines UFC 223 but a women’s strawweight championship fight between Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jędrzejczyk supports a competitive card.
- There are 13 fights in total at UFC 223 but five will be behind the event’s pay-per-view paywall.
- Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 223 – including how you can watch online.
It’s fight week – UFC is back.
UFC 223, an upcoming mixed martial arts pay-per-view (PPV) event, is scheduled to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday April 7.
Russian wrestler Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Hawaiian scrapper Max Holloway for the UFC lightweight title in the show’s main event, after Holloway was drafted in to replace the injured Tony Ferguson.
The Nurmagomedov vs. Holloway bout headlines UFC 223 but there is also a must-see women’s strawweight championship fight between Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jędrzejczyk.
There are a total of 13 fights at UFC 223 but five of those will be behind the event’s PPV paywall.
Here’s what time the PPV event will start in major cities across different time zones on Saturday, April 7:
- London (BST): 3 a.m. (Sunday).
- New York (ET): 10 p.m.
- Chicago (CT): 9 p.m.
- Denver (MT): 8 p.m.
- Las Vegas (PT): 7 p.m.
- Los Angeles (PT): 7 p.m.
- Honolulu (HAST): 4 p.m.
- Sydney (AET): 12 p.m. (Sunday).
- Tokyo (JST): 11 a.m. (Sunday).
- Moscow (MSK): 5 a.m. (Sunday).
- Paris (CEST): 4 a.m. (Sunday).
Nurmagomedov is an unbeaten cage-fighter. He is strong, scarily good, and possesses nasty ground-and-pound skills.
You can see an example of Nurmagomedov’s terrifying fighting style here:
Since losing to Conor McGregor in 2013, Max Holloway has embarked on a 12-fight winning streak that includes stoppage victories over Cub Swanson, Anthony Pettis, and José Aldo (twice).
Watch Holloway in action here:
This is how Max Holloway finished the legendary Jose Aldo at #UFC218 ????
— UFC: Barboza vs. Lee on BT Sport (@btsportufc) April 2, 2018
Though Nurmagomedov vs. Holloway is the main attraction, there is great support from Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jędrzejczyk. The two strawweights meet in a championship rematch just five months after Namajunas’ shock first round knockout win over previous champion Jędrzejczyk.
You can see a previws of the Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk rematch here:
How to watch online
There are many ways US audiences can watch UFC 223.
The pay-per-view show will be available on Fox Sports 1, Direct TV, AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast. It is also possible to watch on XBox, PlayStation, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.
Amazon is selling the event for $US64.99 – you can purchase the show and watch it online right here.
UK audiences can watch UFC 223 on BT Sport 2, online, and on the broadcaster’s app. We will publish a link to watch online when the broadcaster releases its official live stream.
— UFC (@ufc) April 2, 2018
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