2016 might be remembered as one of the most notable years in MMA history. On the penultimate day of the year UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, and challenger Ronda Rousey, have a chance to add yet another twist to this incredibly memorable year.
Amanda Nunes, the first openly gay champion in UFC history, clinched the belt at UFC 200. Now she has a chance to be the first women to successfully defend the title since August 2015. Should she defeat her opponent at UFC 207, Nunes can prove she has a legitimate shot at building a genuine legacy within her division, and the sport as a whole.
On paper, the rest of the pay-per-view does not disappoint. The co-main pits master manipulator Dominick Cruz versus upstart and undefeated alpha-male Cody Garbrandt with the men’s bantamweight crown up for grabs. Before Cruz and Garbrandt’s showdown, former champ T.J. Dillashaw will fight feared power-puncher John Lineker, also at 135lbs. Rounding out the PPV is a welterweight clash between talented internationals Dong Hyun Kim and Tarec Saffiedine and a flyweight bout between young guns Louis Smolka and Ray Borg.
The four-fight preliminary card on Fox Sports 1 begins at 8:00 PM ET and offers a set of match-ups that could bring plenty of action. Headlining this portion of the event is welterweight work-horse Neil Magny taking on former champion Johny Hendricks. Before that, Antonio Carlos Junior fights Marvin Vettori at 185lbs, Mike Pyle battles Alex Garcia at welterweight, and Brandon Thatch welcomes Niko Price, also at welterweight.
As always the night kicks off with the UFC Fight Pass early prelims, which includes just a solitary fight this time around. At 7:30PM ET you can catch Tim Means and Alex Oliveira face-off in what should be an entertaining welterweight scrap.
Here's how you can watch all of tonight's action.
- The first fight of the night is available on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT.
- The FOX Sports 1 portion of the card is available, for the first time, on the FOX Sports GO digital streaming service.
- The UFC 207 pay-per-view card can be purchased online through UFC.tv. It begins at 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT and is available in 4K.
- The pay-per-view can also be purchased and viewed on the UFC's official YouTube channel.
- The four preliminary bouts (shown between the Fight Pass and PPV portions of the event) will air on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) beginning at 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT.
- Almost every major cable or satellite provider offers the PPV in either standard or high definitions. A list of carriers is available here.
- TV streaming services Roku, Apple TV, LG Smart Apps, and Samsung Apps will carry the UFC Fight Pass prelim bouts (you need a UFC Fight Pass membership to view, though).
- The PPV is also available for purchase on Amazon FireTV, as well as Xbox Live and the PlayStation Store (through their dedicated gaming consoles).
- Those with Android or Apple devices can watch UFC 207 on apps available at the Google Play and iTunes stores.
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Readers outside the United States can find international listing details here on UFC.com.