UFC 245: what date is it, where can you watch it, and what will happen?

All the key information ahead of UFC 245 as Kamaru Usman takes on Colby Covington in the pick of the action in Las Vegas...

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UFC 245: what date is it, where can you watch it, and what will happen?

What is it?

UFC 245 is an upcoming MMA event featuring some of the UFC’s best fighters on a star-studded card.

When is it?

The event takes place on Saturday December 14th, but due to time zone differences, UK audiences will be tuning in during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Where is it?

Las Vegas, USA (GMT -8).

What TV channel is it being shown on?

The main card will be shown on BT Sport in the UK. However, it will also be available to fight fans who have paid for the UFC Fight Pass service.

What time will the fights start?

This will be a late one for UK fight fans, with the main card not due to start until close to 3am due to Las Vegas being eight hours behind the UK.

Who is headlining the event?

UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman headlines the event. He’s set to defend his title against Colby Covington, with whom he’s had a long-standing rivalry.

Who else is on the card?

Featherweight Champion Max Holloway also puts his title on the line against Alexander Volkanovski, with the Australian looking to put his strong cardio to good use and upset the odds. Amanda Nunes faces a tough test in her quest to retain her Bantamweight title against Germaine de Randamie and two legends of the UFC return to the octagon as Jose Aldo and Urijah Faber fight Marlon Moraes and Petr Yan respectively.

 

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