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The final numbered UFC event of the year is here with Leon Edwards taking on Colby Covington at UFC 296 in a Welterweight Title fight.
UFC 296 takes place tonight, Saturday, Dec. 16 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET, with prelims beginning at 8 p.m. ET and the main card at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
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Want to watch UFC 296 online? This a pay-per-view fight that is streaming exclusively on ESPN+, so the only way to watch UFC is to purchase the PPV feed here.
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Since this is an official PPV fight, there isn’t a way to watch UFC 296 online for free. However, ESPN+ subscribers can livestream the early prelims online free. The prelims are also airing on ESPN2 on TV. To watch the UFC 296 main card, you’ll need to buy the PPV stream here.
UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington features a UFC Welterweight Championship bout between current champ Leon Edwards and former interim champion Colby Covington. Edwards captured the title after taking down Kamaru Usman. Covington, meantime, returns to the octagon for the first time since March 2022.
The UFC 296 main card also features a UFC Flyweight Championship bout between current champion Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval.
Other matches on the main fight card include Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Stephen Thompson; Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett; and an all-American tilt between Josh Emmett and Bryce Mitchell.
Catch all the action by livestreaming UFC 296 online on ESPN+. Purchase the pay-per-view feed for $79.99 here.