With Conor McGregor “retired” there are some new MMA fighters in the spotlight this weekend as the UFC 253 kicks off. Israel Adesanya will take on Brazilian Paulo Costa, while Dominick Reyes is up against Jan Blachowicz at the event in Abu Dhabi this weekend.
What time does the UFC 253 main event start?
The UFC 253 is finally taking place on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island this weekend.
The main event will se Israel Adesanya take on Paulo Costa.
Nigerian-born Adesanya will attempt to hold on to his UCF Middleweight Champion title.
Adesanya is an undefeated fighter, but both him and Costa won against Cuban Yoel Romero in their previous fights.
But the Middleweight title fight is not the only big card for the UFC 253.
Dominick Reyes will take on Jan Blachowicz in a fight for the Light Heavyweight title.
In the UK, the main card starts at approximately 3am BST on Sunday, September 21.
The prelims will begin a couple of hours earlier at 1am.
The fight between Adesanya vs Costa is expected about 6am on Sunday morning.
UFC 253 will not be a pay-pre-view event in the UK but BT Sport 1 will broadcast the entire event.
EE mobile customers will be able to watch the UFC 253 for free if they sign up to a three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150. You can cancel the subscription at any time.
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UFC 253: Fight card
Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa, Middleweight
Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz, Light Heavyweight
Hakeem Dawodu vs Zubaira Tukhugov, Featherweight
Kai Kara-France vs Brandon Royval, Flyweight
Ketien Vieira vs Sijara Eubanks, Women’s Bantamweight
Diego Sanchez vs Jake Matthews, Welterweight
Brad Riddell vs Alex Da Silva, Lightweight
Shane Young vs Ludovit Klein, Featherweight
William Knight vs Aleksa Camur, Light Heavyweight
Juan Espino vs Jeff Hughes, Heavyweight
Khadis Ibragimov vs Danilo Marques, Light Heavyweight
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