UFC 245 on ESPN+: Usman vs. Covington in Las Vegas

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UFC 245 on ESPN+: Usman vs. Covington in Las Vegas

  • Three Championship Bouts Headline UFC’s Final Pay-Per-View Event of 2019
  • Main Card Starts at 10 p.m. ET Exclusively on ESPN+ PPV: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington, Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski and Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie
  • Prelims at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes; Early Prelims at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN+
  • ESPN+ available on the ESPN App, ESPN.com and connected TV devices. To subscribe, visit www.espnplus.com/ufc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington will stream exclusively on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday, December 14, at 10 p.m. ET from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.  The UFC 245 main card features a championship tripleheader for only the third time in UFC history as part of UFC’s biggest card and final PPV event of 2019. In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (15-1) makes his first title defense following his dominant title win over Tyron Woodley in March against heated rival and No. 2-ranked former interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington (15-1).  Usman has won 14-straight fights leading up to UFC 245, while Covington has won seven straight including notable victories over former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos.

The main card will also showcase two intriguing title fights as UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway (21-4) puts his belt on the line in his fourth title defense against the surging Australian and No. 1-ranked contender Alexander Volkanovski (20-1), who has won 17-straight fights. The third title fight sees the longest-reigning current champion, Amanda Nunes (18-4), attempt to defend her UFC women’s bantamweight title against No. 1-ranked Dutch striker Germaine De Randamie (9-3) in a rematch of a November 2013 fight that Nunes won.

UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington will begin with early prelims at 6:15 p.m. ET on ESPN+ in English and Spanish, with prelims at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes.

UFC 245 on ESPN+: Usman vs. Covington Original Content

  • Official coverage of fight week kicked off on Monday with UFC 245 Countdown: Usman vs. Covington, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the training camps for the top fights on the card
  • Unlocking Victory: UFC 245 will air throughout the week on ESPN2

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UFC 245 on ESPN+: Usman vs. Covington
Programming (All times ET)

Fri.,  12/13 12 p.m. Ariel & The Bad Guy (Official Weigh-Ins) ESPN+, Live and Replay
5:30 p.m. UFC Live: UFC 245 Preview ESPN2, Live and Replay
6 p.m. UFC 247 Press Conference: Jones vs. Reyes ESPN+, Live and Replay
7 p.m. UFC 245 Ceremonial Weigh-In: Usman vs. Covington ESPN+, Live and Replay
8:00 p.m. UFC 245 Pre-Show: Usman vs. Covington ESPN+, Live and Replay
Sat., 12/14 6:15 p.m. UFC 245: Early Prelims ESPN+, English and Spanish
8 p.m. UFC 245: Prelims ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
10 p.m. UFC 245: Main Card ESPN+ PPV, Live and Replay, English and Spanish
1 a.m. UFC 245 Post Show: Usman vs. Covington ESPN+ Live and Replay

 

Main Card, Prelims and Early Prelims (All times ET)

10 p.m. * Main Kamaru Usman (C) vs. Colby Covington
** Co-Main Max Holloway (C) vs. Alexander Volkanovski
*** Co-Main Amanda Nunes (C) vs. Germaine de Randamie
Undercard Marlon Moraes vs. Jose Aldo
Undercard Petr Yan vs. Urijah Faber
8 p.m. Feature Geoff Neal vs. Mike Perry
Undercard Ketlen Vieira vs. Irene Aldana
Undercard Ian Heinisch vs. Omari Akhmedov
Undercard Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders
6:15 p.m. Feature Chase Hooper vs. Daniel Teymur
Undercard Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France
Undercard Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araujo
Undercard Punahele Soriano vs. Oskar Piechota

* UFC Welterweight Championship

** UFC Featherweight Championship

*** UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship

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