The UFC’s biggest belt is up for grabs in Anaheim, CA tonight as UFC heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier defends versus Stipe Miocic (the man he claimed that title from last July).
Cormier vs. Miocic 1 didn’t last very long. That contest saw Cormier KO Miocic with 30 seconds remaining of the first round. The win made DC a champ-champ (an increasingly common title in these past few years). Since winning the belt, Cormier beat Derrick Lewis at UFC 230. This is Miocic’s first fight since losing the title. Will Cormier send Miocic down and out again, or will Miocic exact revenge and get back on top?
The remainder of the main card promises at least two fights with title implications. The co-main is a welterweight bout between former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and the mercurial Nate Diaz; who hasn’t fought since dropping a decision to Conor McGregor in 2016. Before that Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa will duel with a UFC middleweight title shot on the horizon for the winner.
Rounding out the main card is a featherweight bout between Gabriel Benitez and Sodiq Yusuff and a middleweight fight between Derek Brunson and Ian Heinisch.
The prelim card starts at 8PM ET on ESPN. That’s headlined by lightweights Devonte Smith and late replacement Khama Worthy, for some reason. Also on the card is Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen (bantamweight), Christos Giagos vs. Drakkar Klose (lightweight), and Manny Bermudez vs. Casey Kenny (catchweight - 140 lbs).
There’s three early prelims on tap. Those include Hannah Cifers vs. Jodie Esquibel (strawweight), Kyung Ho Kang vs. Brandon Davis (bantamweight), and Sabina Mazo vs. Shana Dobson (flyweight).
Check out all the ways you can watch the action below:
- Seats at the Honda Center in Anaheim are still available and you can get those here.
- For U.S. residents the UFC 241 pay-per-view is exclusively available for purchase (for $59.99) on the streaming service ESPN+. They PPV begins at 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT.
- For international viewers the PPV card can be purchased online through UFC.tv or UFC Fight Pass.
- The early prelim card begins at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. For U.S. residents, this content is available on ESPN+. For the rest of the world it is available on Fight Pass.
- The prelims will air on ESPN in the US (TSN 5 in Canada), beginning at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.
- TV streaming services Apple TV, LG Smart Apps, Amazon FireTV, and Samsung Apps offer the UFC.TV app, will give you access to UFC.TV where you can order the PPV (if you are not in the U.S.).
- Outside the U.S. the PPV is also available for purchase through Xbox Live and PlayStation Events (through their dedicated gaming consoles).
- The United Kingdom is broadcasting the PPV on BT Sport 1. Here’s how you can stream the event.
- Non U.S. residents with Android or Apple devices can watch the UFC 241 PPV on apps available at the Google Play and iTunes stores (purchase of the PPV is required).
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