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Jiri Prochazka looks to win back a title he never lost, while Alex Pereira can make history with another win inside Madison Square Garden. Who will walk out of the “The World’s Most Famous Arena” as the UFC light heavyweight champion? We’ll find out at UFC 295 on November 11.
Prochazka vs. Pereira is the latest fight to attempt to secure order in the light heavyweight division. Since Jon Jones relinquished the belt in 2020, Jan Blachowicz has won the title but lost it against Glover Teixeira, who lost to Prochazka, who had to drop the belt after suffering an injury. Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev fought to a draw for the vacant belt, and Jamahal Hill, the recent belt holder, had to vacate after suffering an Achilles tendon rupture.
Now Prochazka looks to win the title back against a division newcomer in Pereira, who won the UFC middleweight title at UFC 281 in MSG.
The aforementioned Jones was supposed to defend the UFC heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic in the main event. However, due to an injury, Jones is off the card.
The co-main event sees Tom Aspinall vs. Sergei Pavlovich for the interim UFC heavyweight title. Two of the top contenders in the heavyweight division, Aspinall and Pavlovich are ready to call themselves champion and secure a future fight against the winner of an eventual Jones-Miocic contest.
Other fights on the card feature rising stars such as Mackenzie Dern, Matt Frevola, and Loopy Godinez.
The Sporting News will provide results and highlights from UFC 295. Stay tuned!
UFC 295 results, highlights
Diego Lopes quickly knocks out Pat Sabatini to open UFC 295
10:20 p.m. ET: The first fight of the night is a featherweight fight between Diego Lopes and Pat Sabatini. The crowd chanted “USA, USA” but Lopes, fighting out of Mexico, got the win via knockout. The violence on the main card has already started.
10 p.m. ET: The UFC 295 main card has started. The crowd is ready for some violence.
9:55 p.m. ET: Before the main card started, the UFC brought out Donald Trump.
9:45 p.m. ET: Adding to an entertaining prelims, Steve Erceg faces Alessandro Costa. On the last prelim fight, Steve Erceg def. Alessandro Costa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
9:30 p.m. ET: After a back and forth affair, Lupita Godinez def. Tabatha Ricci via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28). The 30-27 score for Ricci shocked the MSG crowd, as referee Bryan Miner was apparently watching another fight.
9 p.m. ET: Rising strawweights collide as Tabatha Ricci and Loopy Godinez face off.
8:40 p.m. ET: Roosevelt Roberts, a replacement opponent who returned following a stint on The Ultimate Fighter, quickly tapped out against Mateusz Rębecki. Rębecki used an armbar submission and got a verbal tap from Roberts.
8:10 p.m. ET: The prelims have started. Nazim Sadykhov and Viacheslav Borshchev competed in a hard-hitting affair, possibly the true Fight of the Night. They went back and forth, with the second round a potential 10-8 round. The fight was scored a draw.
Viacheslav Borshchev threw some vaseline on his cut and kept it moving 😤
Borshchev is a WARRIOR ‼️
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7 p.m. ET: In the opening bout of the early prelims, Jamall Emmers needed less than a minute to knock out Dennis Buzukja. Meanwhile, Joshua Van and Kevin Borjas had an early contender for Fight of the Night, with Van winning via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28). John Castaneda defeated Kang Kyung-ho via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3), and New York’s Jared Gordon knocked out Mark Madsen in the first round.
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Hello everyone, and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of UFC 295! The crowd is starting to come in droves in MSG.
When is UFC 295: Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira?
UFC 295 is on November 11. The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET, with the prelims at 8 p.m. ET. The main card is at 10 p.m. ET. Prochazka and Pereira should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
|Region||Date||Early Prelims Start Time||Prelims Start Time||Main Card Start Time||Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)|
|USA and Canada (ET)||Saturday, November 11||6 p.m. ET||8 p.m. ET||10 p.m. ET||12:15 a.m. ET|
|USA and Canada (PT)||Saturday, November 11||3 p.m. PT||5 p.m. PT||7 p.m. PT||9:15 p.m. PT|
|UK and Ireland||Sunday, November 12||11 p.m. GMT||1 a.m. GMT||3 a.m. GMT||5:15 a.m. GMT|
|Australia||Sunday, November 12||10 a.m. AEDT||12 p.m. AEDT||2 p.m. AEDT||4:15 p.m. AEDT|
How to watch UFC 295: Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States||Saturday, November 11||ESPN+, ESPN PPV|
|Canada||Saturday, November 11||BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
|United Kingdom||Sunday, November 12||TNT Sports|
|Australia||Sunday, November 12||Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira PPV price: How much does UFC 295 cost?
In the U.S., the UFC 295 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 295 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $134.98 for the UFC 295 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.
|ESPN+ Monthly Subscription||$10.99/mo|
|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$109.99/yr|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported||$14.99/mo|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads||$24.99/mo|
|UFC PPV Standalone||$79.99 each|
|UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual)||$134.98, then $109.99/year|
|UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle||
$79.99, then $14.99/mo
UFC 295 results
- Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira for the UFC light heavyweight title
- Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tom Aspinall for the vacant UFC heavyweight title
- Mackenzie Dern vs. Jessica Andrade; Strawweights
- Matt Frevola vs. Benoit Saint-Denis; Lightweights
- Diego Lopes def. Pat Sabatini via KO (1:30 into round one)
- Steve Erceg def. Alessandro Costa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Lupita Godinez def. Tabatha Ricci via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
- Mateusz Rębecki def. Roosevelt Roberts via armbar submission (3:08 into first round)
- Nazim Sadykhov vs. Viacheslav Borshchev was scored a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
- Jared Gordon def. Mark Madsen via TKO (4:42 into round one)
- John Castaneda def. Kang Kyung-ho via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Joshua Van def. Kevin Borjas via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
- Jamall Emmers def. Dennis Buzukja via TKO (0:49 into round one)
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