International Fight Week will culminate in a huge UFC event in Las Vegas on Saturday, where two titles are on the line to cap off a stacked card at the T-Mobile Arena.
In the main event of UFC 276, Israel Adesanya (22-1) looks to continue his dominant run as middleweight champion as he defends the title against Jared Cannonier (15-5). Former heavyweight and light heavyweight Cannonier has carried his knockout power into his middleweight run, in which the American has gone 5-1 with four stoppage wins. The “Killa Gorilla” enters Las Vegas fresh off two straight victories, having most recently knocked out Derek Brunson with a series of ferocious elbows.
That win came on the same night in February that Adesanya achieved a second victory over Robert Whittaker, whom the Nigerian-born New Zealander narrowly outpointed for a fourth straight successful title defence.
In the co-main event of UFC 276, Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway square off for the featherweight belt for the third time. Australian Volkanovski (24-1) is on a remarkable 21-fight win streak and has already beaten Holloway twice via decision – once in 2019 to win the gold, then controversially in 2020 to retain it. Hawaiian Holloway (23-6) has impressed since those back-to-back defeats, however, and he attempts to regain the title here.
Below is all you need to know.
When is it?
UFC 276 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday 2 July.
The early prelims will start at 11pm BST (3pm PT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET), with the main card following at 1am BST on Sunday 3 July (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET on 2 July).
How can I watch it?
The card will air live on BT Sport in the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and website also streaming the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will stream the action live, as will the UFC’s Fight Pass.
Adesanya – 1/5; Cannonier – 3/1.
Volkanovski – 1/2; Holloway – 6/4.
Israel Adesanya (C) vs Jared Cannonier (middleweight title)
Alexander Volkanovski (C) vs Max Holloway 3 (featherweight title)
Sean Strickland vs Alex Pereira (middleweight)
Robbie Lawler vs Bryan Barberena (welterweight)
Pedro Munhoz vs Sean O’Malley ends as No Contest due to accidental eye poke (Round 2, 3:09)
Jalin Turner def. Brad Riddell via first-round submission (guillotine choke, 0:45)
Jim Miller def. Donald Cerrone via second-round submission (guillotine choke, 1:32)
Ian Garry def. Gabe Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dricus Du Plessis def. Brad Tavares via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Andre Muniz def. Uriah Hall via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Maycee Barber def. Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (29-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Julija Stoliarenko def. Jessica-Rose Clark via first-round submission (armbar, 0:42)
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