It’s fight day!
Tonight (Saturday, November 23rd) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) once again takes on Cuba’s Luis Ortiz (31-1-2 NCs, 26 KOs). Last year, these two engaged in a thrilling battle that saw Wilder knock “King Kong” Ortiz in round five, Ortiz rally back with a huge round seven that put Wilder in serious trouble for the first time in his career, only for Wilder to knock Ortiz out in the 10th to remain champion.
This time around, the stakes are arguably higher for Wilder. A win over Ortiz clears the path for him to rematch Tyson Fury in 2020. The contracts are signed and the date is pencilled in for February 22nd. Wilder went to a draw with Fury last year, and when an immediate rematch didn’t happen, “The Bronze Bomber” used his May 18th date to viciously KO Dominic Breazeale in a round. As for Ortiz, he has rebounded from the Wilder defeat by beating Razvan Cojanu, Travis Kauffman, and Christian Hammer.
Here are the basic details on the how you can watch this highly anticipated card, where you can catch a live stream, start time for the main event, and more.
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Fight time: The PPV broadcast starts at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. The main event is expected to start somewhere around 12 AM ET/9 PM PT. Preliminary card action airs on Fox Sports 2 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT.
TV Network: FOX is airing the pay-per-view in the United States. The cost is $64.95 in standard-definition and $74.95 for high-definition. In the UK, you can watch the fight on Sky Sports Action at 2 AM local time.
PPV Fight Card:
Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) vs. Luis Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs) – 12 Rounds, WBC World Heavyweight Championship
Leo Santa Cruz (36-1-1, 19 KOs) vs. Miguel Flores (24-2, 12 KOs) – 12 Rounds, WBA Super World Super Featherweight Championship
Brandon Figueroa (20-0, 15 KOs) vs. Julio Ceja (32-4, 28 KOs) – 12 Rounds, WBA World Super Bantamweight Championship
Leduan Barthelemy (15-0-1, 7 KOs) vs. Eduardo Ramirez (22-2-3, 9 KOs) – 10 Rounds, Featherweight
FS2 Fight Card:
Vito Mielnicki Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. Marklin Bailey (6-5, 4 KOs) – 4 Rounds, Welterweight
Omar Juarez (5-0, 3 KOs) vs. Kevin Shacks (3-4-3, 3 KOs) – 6 Rounds, Super Lightweight
Marsellos Wilder (5-1, 2 KOs) vs. Dustin Long (2-1-2, 2 KOs) - 6 Rounds, Cruiserweight
Viktor Slavinskyi (10-0-1, 6 KOs) vs. Rigoberto Hermasillo (11-1-1, 8 KOs) - 6 Rounnds, Super Featherweight
Live stream: You can stream the pay-per-view through the FOX Sports website. Viewers in the UK can live stream Sky Sports here. There will be a free live stream of the Wilder vs. Ortiz 2 non-televised prelims at 4:10 PM ET/1:10 PM PT on the PBC on FOX Youtube channel. International viewers
Theaters: Here’s how you can watch Wilder vs. Ortiz II in movie theaters.
Full broadcast info around the world (via Wikipedia):