UFC 248

UFC 248 live

UFC 248 returns to Las Vegas Saturday, March 7, live from T-Mobile Arena. In the main event, it’s an early Fight of the Year candidate as Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya defends his undisputed middleweight title for the first time against former Olympic silver medalist Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero, who returns to the Octagon following a pair of explosive battles with Paulo Costa and Robert Whittaker.

UFC 248

MMA fans in the UK can watch UFC 248 exclusively through BT Sport. There are more options if you live in Australia. You can watch UFC 248 through Main Event on Foxtel. You can also watch on the UFC website or using its app. You can even order using your PlayStation 4 or using the UFC app on your Xbox One.

Start time

UFC 248 takes place on Saturday March. 7 in the US.

Here are the start times by region.

United States

The Main Card starts at 10 p.m. (ET)

The Prelims start at 8 p.m. (ET)

The Early Prelims start at 6:15 p.m. (ET)

United Kingdom

(Note in the UK UFC 248 runs through into Sunday March 8.)

The Main Card starts at 3 a.m. (GMT)

The Prelims start at 1 a.m. (GMT)

The Early Prelims start at 11:15 p.m. (GMT)
Australia

(Note in Australia UFC 248 starts on Sunday, March 8.)

The Main Card starts at 2 p.m. (AEDT)

The Prelims start at 12 p.m. (AEDT)

The Early Prelims start at 10:15 a.m. (AEDT)
Who’s fighting?

Main card
Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Yoel Romero
Weili Zhang (c) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose
Neil Magny vs. Li Jingliang
Alex Oliveira vs. Max Griffin

Prelims
Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Quinones
Mark Madsen vs. Austin Hubbard
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Saparbek Safarov
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Deron Winn

Early Prelims
Emily Whitmire vs. Polyana Viana
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Movsar Evolev
Danaa Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti
Is it worth watching?

Absolutely. This is a bumper card. Adesanya is always worth watching, and the co-main featuring Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk will represent the absolute highest quality in women’s mixed martial arts.

Outside those two big fights there are a few interesting matches on the undercard. Sean O’Malley headlines the prelims and is a rising star in every sense of the word. There’re highlight reel fighters throughout the PPV as well: Jingliang, Oliveira, Klose… so many great fighters. So many good matchups. This is a good one.

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