UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker 2: Fight card, start time, live streams

All the fights for Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker 2 card. With start time, date, fight card and streams info.

By: Eddie Mercado | 1 month

After a lengthy hiatus, the world’s premiere MMA league is back this Saturday (January 13th) for their first show of 2024 in the form of UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker 2 at the ol’ APEX facility. After their first fight ended in a wonky no-contest, top-ranked light heavyweights Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker will undergo an immediate rematch in Saturday’s main event. The co-main here is also a rematch, but one from the flyweight division. The UFC’s #6 ranked, Manel Kape, is running it back with the #5 ranked, Matheus Nicolau. The start time for this UFC fight card is set for 4:00 pm ET.

It was back at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi that a mysterious and over-inserting ringside physician sprung an impromptu pop quiz on Johnny Walker in response to an eye poke. Johnny failed to properly identify which train left the station first, so the doc recommended that the fight be stopped, thus birthing the no contest. Up until that point the fight was pretty fun. Magomed Ankalaev was doing plenty of damage on the feet, with Walker still exploding into flying knees and other potential fight-enders. I fully expect some sort of spectacle form these guys again, whether it be a goofy ending, or another un-decided ending.

Matheus Nicolau is looking to rebound after having a six-fight winning streak savagely snapped by Brandon Royval last April. As for Manel Kape, he’s currently riding a four-fight winning wave, and hopes to break into the UFC’s top-5 with some good ol’ fashioned revenge. Nicolau vs. Kape 1 ended in a split decision back in March of 2021. It was a coin flip then, and it’s a coin flip now… although the oddsmakers are favoring Kape by a substantial amount. Manel is rocking a -258 betting line to Matheus’ +210 dog tag.

May 12, 2023, Charlotte, NC, North Carolina, USA: CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - May 12: Johnny Walker weighs in at 205.5lb ahead of his fight at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Almeida on May 12th, 2023 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Charlotte, NC USA - ZUMAp175 20230512_zsa_p175_016
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UFC Fight Night: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker 2 Full fight card

Main card

May 13, 2023, Charlotte, NC, North Carolina, USA: CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - May 13: (L-R) Johnny Walker kicks Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Almeida on May 13th, 2023 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Charlotte, NC USA - ZUMAp175 20230513_zsa_p175_204
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Prelims

Start date and time

UFC Fight Night: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker 2 takes place on January 13th, at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card starts at 7 p.m. ET. The prelims begin at 4 p.m. ET.

Live streams

UFC Fight Night: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker 2 can be live streamed on ESPN+ in the United States and Canada. For full streaming details, and compatible devices go here.

What comes after UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker 2?

After UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker 2, will be UFC 297: Strickland vs. Du Plessis. This event will be happening on January 20th from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The headliner here will see UFC middleweight champion, Sean Strickland, defend his belt against Dricus Du Plessis, and the co-main event will be Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Raquel Pennington for the vacant women’s bantamweight title.


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Eddie Mercado
Eddie Mercado

Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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