UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3 takes place today at the O2 Arena in London, England, which means anyone wishing to watch it live will need to tune in at a different time than usual. With former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman fighting to regain his lost title from Leon Edwards after his last meeting at UFC 278, this is not an event fight fans want to miss. If you’re among the many watching the action today, we’ve got the UFC 286 hourly recap, schedules for all three fight cards, and details on how to watch the UFC 286 live stream, right? here.
What time is the UFC fight tonight?
There are 15 fights on deck tonight, and as is typical with UFC PPV events, the fights are split over three cards. UFC pay-per-views are usually held in Las Vegas with the main card (the pay-per-view portion of the show) starting at 10 pm ET. However, this event will take place in London, England, so the timing of UFC 286 is a bit different than normal.
UFC 286 time for the main card is 5 p.m. Preceding this are the first preliminary and preliminary letters. Early prelims kick off the action early at 1 pm ET/10 am PT, with six matchups scheduled for this card. After the first preliminaries is the preliminary card, with four bouts. Starts at 3pm ET/12pm PT.
The UFC blocks about half an hour for the main card fights, each of which lasts five rounds, barring one stoppage. There are five fights on the main card, including the main championship trilogy fight between former champion Kamaru Usman and current champion Leon Edwards. These two will enter the Octagon last. Since UFC 286’s time for the main card is 5 p.m.
How to watch the UFC 286 live stream
If you’re a fan of MMA, you already know that the Ultimate Fighting Championship is the premier mixed martial arts organization. You probably also know that ESPN+ is the primary outlet for streaming the UFC live every weekend. That means if you want to watch UFC 286, you’ll need to have ESPN+. This premium streaming app is the exclusive pay-per-view broadcaster of the UFC in the US, making it the only way to watch the event legally. There’s no free trial of ESPN+, but the good news is that the service is reasonably affordable (despite a recent price hike). It currently costs $10 per month or $100 per year. This subscription gives you access to not only UFC fights, but also other live sporting events and original shows, documentaries, and more.
ESPN+ is a must for die-hard UFC fans, and if you’re new to the service, there’s a way to save some money at UFC 286. Each UFC pay-per-view ticket costs $80 while a one-year ESPN+ membership sounds like $100. However, new subscribers can take advantage of a special offer and get a year-long ESPN+ membership to the UFC 286 PPV for just $125, which is a nice savings of $55. However, this offer can only be redeemed once, and only by those signing up for an ESPN+ annual subscription for the first time.