UFC 226 took a hit, but the final product on offer still has plenty of kick. Originally, the event would have played host to two title fights. However, featherweight king Max Holloway fell out of his title defense fight to Brian Ortega due to concussion-like symptoms.
But the main event of this card has been left undisturbed, despite the best effort of some sneaky audio cables. Tonight, Stipe Miocic will put his UFC heavyweight title on the line against UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in only the third champion vs. champion fight put on by the promotion. Will DC join Conor McGregor as the only men to hold two UFC belts or will Miocic continue to pad his resume as best UFC heavyweight champion ever?
The rest of the PPV card is lights out. Even without one of the best fights on paper the UFC can do, there’s plenty of action involving recognizable names. The new co-main sees the last man to fight Miocic, Francis Ngannou, facing Derrick Lewis. Before that, a hastily put together welterweight bout sees lightweight veteran Paul Felder take on the outspoken Mike Perry. Also on the card is a lightweight bout between former champion Anthony Pettis and potential contender Michael Chiesa. The PPV opens with elite kickboxer Gokhan Saki vs. Khalil Rountree at light heavyweight.
The FS1 prelims, which begin at 8PM ET, are headlined by a middleweight contest between Uriah Hall and the surging Paulo Costa. Also on the prelims is Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font at bantamweight, Lando Vannata vs. Drakkar Klose at lightweight, and Curtis Millender vs. Max Griffin at welterweight.
There’s two UFC Fight Pass Early Prelims tonight, those begin at 7PM ET. There you can watch Daniel Hooker vs. Gilbert Burns (lightweight) and Jamie Moyle vs. Emily Whitmire (strawweight).
Check out all the ways you can watch the action below:
- If you’re in Vegas for International Fight Week and wanting to watch the fights up-close, there are tickets still available on TicketMaster.
- The UFC 226 pay-per-view card can be purchased online through UFC.tv. It begins at 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT. The PPV can also be purchased through UFC Fight Pass.
- Amazon Prime is offering live streaming of a UFC event. That is available here.
- The pay-per-view is also available for purchase on the UFC’s official YouTube channel.
- The FS1 prelim portion of the card is also available on the FOX Sports GO digital streaming service.
- The UFC Fight Pass Early Prelim card begins at 7:00PM ET/4:00PM PT and is available on Fight Pass.
- The prelims will air on FS1 in the US, beginning at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.
- Almost every major cable or satellite provider offers the PPV in either standard or high definitions. A list of US carriers is available here.
- TV streaming services Apple TV, LG Smart Apps, Amazon FireTV, and Samsung Apps offer the UFC.TV app, will give you access to UFC.TV where you can order the PPV.
- The PPV is also available for purchase using UFC.TV via Xbox Live and PlayStation Events (through their dedicated gaming consoles).
- Those with Android or Apple devices can watch the UFC 226 PPV on apps available at the Google Play and iTunes stores.
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