UFC 296 is just days away as Dana White would close off 2023 with a high-volume headliner between Leon Edwards (C) and Colby Covington for the 170 lbs title at the T-Mobile Arena on December 16. The event will have two title fights as Alexandre Pantoja will defend his flyweight title on the line against Brandon Rovyal.
The entire UFC 296 card is stacked and contains some of the most entertaining matchups of the year. That said, Edwards vs Covington remains the prime focus. After several years of Kamaru Usman’s dominance in the 170 lbs roster, Edwards has conquered the spot. It remains to be seen whether he can hold the position or ‘Chaos’ Covington snatches the belt.
Colby Covington has had two unsuccessful attempts at the welterweight strap against Kamaru Usman. On his third attempt, he cannot afford to lose against ‘Rocky’ Edwards. Meanwhile, Tony Ferguson would be entering the cage after 6 consecutive losses and one more defeat could end his career. There’s no way fight fans should miss out on this PPV. Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 296 Pay-Per-View.
UFC 296: Date, Start Time, and TV Channel
UFC 296- Edwards vs Covington on December 16 will begin at 10:00 PM ET/ 3:00 AM BST. Leon Edwards and Colby Covington are expected to begin their cage walk at around 1:00 AM ET/ 6:00 AM BST. Meanwhile, the timings are subject to change on how long the undercard bouts last.
American fans can watch UFC 296 live on ESPN and ESPN + PPV for $79.99/ Fans in the UK can catch the action live on TNT Sports. Meanwhile, Indian fans can watch the main card live on Sony Sports Network. One should contact the local TV distributor to know how to stream Edwards vs Covington live in their locality.
Where To Buy Tickets for The Edwards vs Covington?
AXS is the official platform to get tickets for this year’s last UFC event. Most of the tickets are sold. However, there are several available too. The official website of T-Mobile Arena is also a safe place to get the online tickets. The price of the tickets are currently- $350, $640, $850, $1250 and $1500, per the reports of The Sportsorbit. Here’s a look at the complete fight card.
Leon Edwards (C) vs Colby Covington- Main Event Welterweight title fight
Alexandre Pantoja (C) vs Brandon Rovyal- Co-main Event Flyweight title fight
Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Stephen Thompson- Welterweight fight
Tony Ferguson vs Paddy Pimblett- Lightweight fight
Josh Emmet vs Giga Chikadze- Featherweight fight
Irene Aldana vs Karol Rosa- Women’s Bantamweight fight
Cody Garbrandt vs Brian Kelleher- Bantamweight fight
Casey O’Neil vs Ariane Lipski- Women’s Flyweight fight
Alonzo Menifield vs Dustin Jacoby- Light Heavyweight fight
Martin Buday vs Shamil Gaziev- Heavyweight fight
Tagir Ulanbekov vs Cody Durden- Flyweight fight
Randy Brown vs Muslim Salikhov- Welterweight fight