Hold on tight; UFC 276 is one of those mega maps, with two title fights, a handful of rising stars, and legendary fighters at the end of their careers—just a fantastic series of matchups from top to bottom.
At the top of the card, middleweight king Israel Adesanya takes on Jared Cannonier. It’s a fight Adesanya is expected to win – for a good reason. Cannonier gets this title fight because Adesanya has cleared the middleweight division and is running laps. Yet this is MMA, and with small four-ounce gloves, anything is possible. This goes double with Cannonier, who holds legitimate power.
Alexander Volkanovsky vs. Max Holloway is arguably the most compelling fight at UFC 276. The pair have already fought twice, but both matches were incredibly close. Volkanovski won a clear, if immediate, decision when they first faced each other at UFC 245, but their second fight at UFC 251 was more controversial. Many scored that fight for Holloway, but Volkanovski won a tight split decision, according to the judges. It’s rare for a fighter to get a third crack like Holloway gets here, but it makes sense given the context of their past fights. Volkanovski and Holloway are clearly at the top of the featherweight division, and I can’t wait to see them scrapped for a third time.
Among the two title fights, we have Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira. The winner of this fight will most likely face the winner of Adesanya and Cannonier. The UFC is almost certainly hoping to pit Pereira next against Adesanya, as Pereira has, racked up two wins over Adesanya in their kickboxing days.
There are many big names competing in UFC 276. Elsewhere, rising star Sean O’Malley gets a step up in the league against Pedro Munhoz. Jim Miller and Cowboy Cerrone are also on the undercard alongside former UFC champion Robbie Lawler.M are
UFC 276 Start Time
The UFC 276 main card starts at 10:00 pm EDT (7:00 pm PDT) in July. 2. Here are all the details of multiple time zones.
The main card starts on July 2 at 10:00 pm EDT (7:00 pm PDT). pmThe early prelims start on July 2 at 6:00 pm EDT (3:00 pm PDT). Prelims begin on July 2 at 8:00 PM EDT (5:00 PM PDT).
The main card kicks off on July 3rd at 3 am GMT. The prelims start on July 3rd at 1 am GMT. The early prelims begin on July 2nd at 11 pm GMT
The main card kicks off on July 3, 12 noon AEDT. Prelims begin July 3, 10 am. AEDT. Early prelims start July 3, 8:00 am AEDT
How to watch UFC 276
The UFC now has a partnership with ESPN. That’s great news for the UFC and the expansion of MMA but bad news for consumer choice especially if you are a UFC fan who wants to watch UFC in the the USA.
Fight night can only be found on PPV via ESPN Plus if you want to find out how to watch UFC 276 in the US. The cost structure is a bit confusing, but here are the options for watching UFC on ESPN, according to ESPN’s site:
Existing annual ESPN Plus subscribers can order the upcoming UFC card for $75. New ESPN Plus subscribers can purchase a bundle of one UFC PPV event (streaming in HD) and an annual recurring ESPN Plus subscription for $100. is a decent deal. The ESPN Plus Annual Subscription to ESPN automatically renews after one year at the price of an ESPN Plus Annual Subscription at the time of auto-renewal.
You can do all of the above from the link below.
MMA fans in the UK can watch UFC 276 exclusively through BT Sport. There are more options if you live in Australia. You can watch UFC 276 via Main Event on Foxtel. You can also check on the UFC website or through the app. You can order through your PlayStation or the UFC app on your Xbox.
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Full Fight Map
As always, these cards are subject to change. We will try to keep everything as up-to-date as possible.
Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Jared Cannonier Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Max Holloway Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira Pedro Munhoz vs. Sean O’Malley
Brad Riddell vs. Jalin Turner, Robbie Lawler vs. Bryan Barberena, Ian Garry vs. Gabe Green, Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller
Andre Muniz vs. Uriah Hall Maycee Barber vs. Jessica Eye Brad Tavares vs. Dricus Du Plessis Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Julija Stoliarenko