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UFC 293 Early, Preliminary, Mains Card Matches: Date, Time And Location

8 months ago By Jhon Woug

The UFC is making its triumphant return to Australia with UFC 293 in Sydney, slated for Saturday, September 9. The middleweight division, however, has been a topic of discussion, with limited opponents available for reigning champion Israel Adesanya.

While initially considering Dricus Du Plessis as a potential challenger, plans have evolved. Adesanya is now set to defend his middleweight title against Sean Strickland in what promises to be a thrilling main event.

The event is scheduled to take place at the Qudos Bank Arena in Australia and will be available for viewers on ESPN+. UFC 293 offers an enticing main card starting at 10 p.m. (ET) and available on pay-per-view ($79.99 via ESPN+).

Preliminaries, divided into two sets, will be broadcast on ESPNews and streamed on ESPN+, commencing at 6:30 p.m. (ET). Keep in mind that there is a notable time difference of 14 hours between Sydney and Eastern Standard Time.

Israel Adesanya (24-2 MMA, 13-2 UFC) is set to defend his middleweight title, marking his first defence in his second reign as the UFC middleweight champion, against Sean Strickland. Adesanya initially claimed the title in 2019 and successfully defended it five times before losing it to his kickboxing rival, Alex Pereira, in November 2022.

However, Adesanya reclaimed the championship belt in April with a second-round knockout, solidifying his return to the top. Based in New Zealand, Adesanya has long been anticipated to headline the UFC’s return to Australia.

UFC 293 Fight Card:

Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Sean Strickland for the UFC middleweight title

Jamie Mullarkey vs. John Makdessi for the Lightweight title

Tai Tuivasa vs. Alexander Volkov for the heavyweight title

Carlos Ulberg vs. Jung Da-un for the Light Heavyweight title

Kai Kara-France vs. Manel Kape for the Flyweight title

Justin Tafa vs. Austen Lane for the Heavyweight Title

Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj for the Light Heavyweight title

FAQs:

  1. What is the main event of the UFC 293 fight card?

The main event features Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Sean Strickland, with Adesanya defending his UFC middleweight title.

  1. When does the UFC 293 main card start?

The main card of UFC 293 is set to begin at 10 p.m. (ET) and will be available on pay-per-view via ESPN+.

  1. Where can I watch UFC 293 live?

UFC 293 preliminaries will be broadcast on ESPNews and streamed on ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m. (ET). The main card can be accessed on ESPN+.

UFC 293 is an event that fans won’t want to miss. It marks a significant moment for Adesanya as he looks to solidify his reign as the middleweight champion. Stay tuned for a night of thrilling matchups and unforgettable moments.

Additional Information:

Adesanya expressed his frustration when Dricus Du Plessis, the No. 1 contender, was deemed unfit to fight him at UFC 293. He made it clear that champions show up even with injuries, unlike Du Plessis. Adesanya’s focus has shifted to Sean Strickland, who has managed to get under his skin with his antagonistic demeanour.

Adesanya emphasised that he disregards expectations of an easy win and focuses on his team. He expressed irritation towards his upcoming opponent for his provocative behaviour and sparring footage, which Adesanya finds distasteful. He disapproves of this conduct and believes it doesn’t align with his character.

As the UFC 293 event approaches, fight fans eagerly await the showdown between Adesanya and Strickland, expecting sparks to fly both inside and outside the Octagon.

As the anticipation for UFC 293 grows, fight fans around the world are eager to witness the clash between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland for the middleweight title. Adesanya’s journey to regain his championship belt has been remarkable, and Strickland, despite their differences, has earned his shot at the title.

This fight promises to be a showdown of skills, willpower, and determination. As both fighters prepare to step into the Octagon on September 9th, the question remains: who will emerge victorious and secure the coveted middleweight title? Fight night can’t come soon enough as we await this thrilling contest between two formidable middleweights.

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