UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal takes place this Saturday, December 19, at 4 p.m. ET, live from the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas. Fight Night is headlined by a matchup between standout welterweight fighters Stephen Thompson (No. 5) and Geoff Neal (No. 11). A former two-time challenger, Thompson is making his first appearance since November 2019, while Neal is coming in on a seven-fight win streak. The card also features former featherweight champion Jose Aldo (No. 7) taking on Marlon Vera (No. 15) in a bantamweight brawl.
Live coverage begins with the prelims at 4 p.m. ET, followed by the main card at 7 p.m. ET, all exclusively on ESPN+ in English and Spanish. On Friday, UFC Live will air on ESPN2 at 5:30 p.m., providing fans with exclusive insights and views on the biggest stories heading into UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal.
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UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal Programming (All times ET)
|Fri., 12/18||5:30 p.m.||UFC Live: Thompson vs. Neal||ESPN2|
|6:05 p.m.||UFC Pre-Show: Thompson vs. Neal||ESPN+|
|Sat., 12/19||4 p.m.||UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal (Prelims)||ESPN+|
|7 p.m.||UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal (Main Card)||ESPN+|
|10 p.m.||UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal Post Show||ESPN+|
Main Card, Prelims and Early Prelims (All times ET)
|7:00 PM||Main||Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal|
|Co-Main||Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera|
|Undercard||Michel Pereira vs. Khaos Williams|
|Undercard||Marlon Moraes vs. Rob Font|
|Undercard||Gillan Robertson vs. Taila Santos|
|Undercard||Marcin Tybura vs. Greg Hardy|
|4:00 PM||Feature||Anthony Pettis vs. Alex Morono|
|Undercard||Sijara Eubanks vs. Pannie Kianzad|
|Undercard||Karl Roberson vs. Dalcha Lungiambula|
|Undercard||Deron Winn vs. Antonio Arroyo|
|Undercard||Aiemann Zahabi vs. Drako Rodriguez|
|Undercard||Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamie Pickett|
|Undercard||Jimmy Flick vs. Cody Durden|
|Undercard||Rick Glenn vs. Carlton Minus|
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