If it appears likesimply occurred, that is as a result of it did, however in 2021 the UFC is rattling by way of premium playing cards at a startling price.
Which means UFC 260 is nearer than you suppose — weeks away in actual fact — and, very similar to the earlier PPV occasion, it options a number of title fights.
On the prime of the cardboard, a rematch between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. Their first contest was a one-sided grindathon after Miocic launched Ngannou to excessive stage wrestling for 5 gruelling rounds, however since that bout, Ngannou has torn by way of the heavyweight division, incomes himself a second crack on the title. Can he unseat the heavyweight GOAT Miocic? It is doable. Miocic is getting older and Ngannou can knockout any human alive if he catch them clear. No-one on the planet hits more durable than this man.
The second title battle options one other comeback story. Jiu-Jitsu specialist Brian Ortega suffered one thing of a one-sided beatdown in his first title battle towards Max Holloway in 2018, however returns for a second title alternative towards newly put in champion Alexander Volkanovski. Ortega regarded a lot improved towards Chan Sung Jung late final yr, so I am anticipating a really aggressive battle.
Here is every part you might want to know.
Easy methods to watch UFC 260
This yr the UFC entered into a brand new partnership with ESPN. That is nice information for the UFC and the enlargement of the game of MMA, however dangerous information for client alternative. Particularly if you happen to’re one of many UFC followers who wish to watch UFC stay within the US.
Within the US, if you wish to know the right way to watch UFC 260, you will solely discover the battle evening on PPV by way of ESPN Plus. The price construction is a bit complicated, however listed below are the choices to look at UFC on ESPN, based on ESPN’s website:
- Current yearly ESPN Plus subscribers can order the upcoming UFC battle for $70.
- Current month-to-month ESPN Plus subscribers will have the ability to both improve to an annual plan and purchase UFC PPV for $85 or buy the flexibility to look at the UFC occasion on PPV for $70 by itself.
- New ESPN Plus subscribers should buy a bundle of 1 UFC PPV occasion (streaming in HD) and an ESPN Plus annual recurring subscription for $90. It is a respectable deal. The earlier bundle gave a saving of 25% however this new bundle is a 35% saving. The ESPN Plus annual ESPN subscription will auto-renew after one yr, on the value of an ESPN Plus annual subscription on the time of auto-renewal.
You are able to do all the above on the hyperlink beneath.
MMA followers within the UK can watch UFC 260 solely by way of BT Sport. There are extra choices if you happen to stay in Australia. You possibly can watch UFC 260 by way of Most important Occasion on Foxtel. You can even watch on the UFC web site or utilizing its app. You possibly can even order utilizing your PlayStation or utilizing the UFC app in your Xbox.
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Primarily based on earlier UFC occasions, that is the schedule we count on…
- The primary card begins March 27 , 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).
- The prelims begin March 27, eight p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).
- The early prelims begin March 27, 6.15 p.m. ET (three.15 p.m. PT).
- The primary card begins March 28, three a.m. GMT.
- The prelims begin March 28, 1 a.m. GMT.
- The early prelims begin March 27, 11.15 p.m. GMT.
- The primary card begins March 28, 1 p.m. AEDT.
- The prelims begin March 28, 11 a.m. AEDT.
- The early prelims begin March 28, 9.15 a.m. AEDT.
Given how unstable and fluid earlier battle playing cards have been within the COVID-19 period, count on this one to cut and alter. Here is the place we’re at proper now…
Most important Card
- Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou
- Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega
- Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque
- Sean O’Malley vs. Thomas Almeida
- Jamie Mullarkey vs. Khama Worthy
- William Knight vs. Alonzo Menifield
- Jessica Penne vs. Hannah Goldy
- Jared Gooden vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov
- Modestas Bukauskas vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
- Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick
- Shane Younger vs. Omar Antonio Morales Ferrer
- Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Abu Azaitar