A loaded fight card headlined by a pair of title fights involving three of the Top 6 pound-for-pound fighters in the world is ready for UFC 276 on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanyaranked No. 3 pound-for-pound, will defend his belt against: tough challenger Jared Cannonier in the main event.
Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, who is ranked #2 pound-for-pound by the UFC, defends his title against No. 6 Max Hollowaya former champion, in the co-main event.
Volkanovski has defeated Holloway twice, unanimously in 2019 when he claimed the title and in 2020 when he successfully defended it. Volkanovski has a total of 21 consecutive wins in MMA and is 11-0 in the UFC.
Adesanya has promised a high-profile win over Cannonier, a one-time heavyweight who is 5-1 in his six fights since moving to middleweight.
Adesanya has made four consecutive successful title defenses since he knocked out Robert Whittaker in round 2 at UFC 243 on October 6, 2019 to win the Middleweight Championship.
Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports will be in the T-Mobile Arena for the festivities and will have full coverage of the event. Follow our live blog below for blow-by-blow updates, highlights and analysis.
UFC 276 live blog
UFC 276 Main Card Matchups, Odds (Now Live on ESPN+ PPV)
Middleweight: Israel Adesanya -475 vs. Jared Cannonier +365
Featherweight: Alexander Volkanovski -200 vs. Max Holloway +165
Middleweight: Defeats Alex Pereira. Sean Strickland by KO (punch) at 2:36 of R1:
Welterweight: Bryan defeats Barberena. Robbie Lawler by TKO (punches) at 4:47 R2
Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz vs. Sean O’Malley ends in no game (doctor’s stoppage) at 3:09 of R2
UFC 276 Preliminary Full Results
Lightweight: Defeats Jalin Turner. Brad Riddell by submission (mounted guillotine) at 0:45 of R1
Welterweight: Ian defeats Garry. Gabriel Green by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Middleweight: Dricus du Plessis def. Brad Tavares by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC 276 early preliminaries full results
Middleweight: Defeat André Muniz. Uriah Hall +255 by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Flyweight: Maycee Barber def. Jessica Eye by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Julija Stoliarenko defeats. Jessica-Rose Clark by submission (arm bar) at 0:42 from R1:
On which TV channel can UFC 276 be seen?
The pay-per-view portion of UFC 276 begins at 10 p.m. ET and is available in the US on ESPN+ PPV for $74.99. The preliminaries will be streamed on ESPN+, but will also be available on ABC and ESPN beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Bantamweights Jessica-Rose Clark and Julija Stoliarenko kick off the early prelims at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.