- Three Championship Bouts Headline UFC’s Final Pay-Per-View Event of 2019
- Main Card Starts at 10 p.m. ET Exclusively on ESPN+ PPV: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington, Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski and Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie
- Prelims at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes; Early Prelims at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN+
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UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington will stream exclusively on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday, December 14, at 10 p.m. ET from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
The UFC 245 main card features a championship tripleheader for only the third time in UFC history as part of UFC’s biggest card and final PPV event of 2019. In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (15-1) makes his first title defense following his dominant title win over Tyron Woodley in March against heated rival and No. 2-ranked former interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington (15-1). Usman has won 14-straight fights leading up to UFC 245, while Covington has won seven straight including notable victories over former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos.
The main card will also showcase two intriguing title fights as UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway (21-4) puts his belt on the line in his fourth title defense against the surging Australian and No. 1-ranked contender Alexander Volkanovski (20-1), who has won 17-straight fights. The third title fight sees the longest-reigning current champion, Amanda Nunes (18-4), attempt to defend her UFC women’s bantamweight title against No. 1-ranked Dutch striker Germaine De Randamie (9-3) in a rematch of a November 2013 fight that Nunes won.
UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington will begin with early prelims at 6:15 p.m. ET on ESPN+ in English and Spanish, with prelims at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes.
UFC 245 on ESPN+: Usman vs. Covington Original Content
Official coverage of fight week kicked off on Monday with UFC 245 Countdown: Usman vs. Covington, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the training camps for the top fights on the card
Unlocking Victory: UFC 245 will air throughout the week on ESPN2
Marc Raimondi: Colby Covington’s Divisiveness hits home ahead of UFC title fight
Brett Okamoto: Urijah Faber in his own words: Why I fight at 40
Ariel Helwani’s MMA thoughts: What I love (and don’t) ahead of UFC 245
Richard Mann’s UFC 245 main event breakdown: Kamaru Usman’s grappling strength key vs. Colby Covington (ESPN+)
Reed Kuhn explores which strikers stand out at UFC 245 (ESPN+)
MMA Fightcenter: live statistics and fighter profile cards
UFC on ESPN: Complete schedule
UFC 245 on ESPN+: Usman vs. Covington
Programming (All times ET)
|Fri., 12/13||12 p.m.||Ariel & The Bad Guy (Official Weigh-Ins)||ESPN+, Live and Replay|
|5:30 p.m.||UFC Live: UFC 245 Preview||ESPN2, Live and Replay|
|6 p.m.||UFC 247 Press Conference: Jones vs. Reyes||ESPN+, Live and Replay|
|7 p.m.||UFC 245 Ceremonial Weigh-In: Usman vs. Covington||ESPN+, Live and Replay|
|8:00 p.m.||UFC 245 Pre-Show: Usman vs. Covington||ESPN+, Live and Replay|
|Sat., 12/14||6:15 p.m.||UFC 245: Early Prelims||ESPN+, English and Spanish|
|8 p.m.||UFC 245: Prelims||ESPN2, ESPN Deportes|
|10 p.m.||UFC 245: Main Card||ESPN+ PPV, Live and Replay, English and Spanish|
|1 a.m.||UFC 245 Post Show: Usman vs. Covington||ESPN+ Live and Replay|
Main Card, Prelims and Early Prelims (All times ET)
|10 p.m.||* Main||Kamaru Usman (C) vs. Colby Covington|
|** Co-Main||Max Holloway (C) vs. Alexander Volkanovski|
|*** Co-Main||Amanda Nunes (C) vs. Germaine de Randamie|
|Undercard||Marlon Moraes vs. Jose Aldo|
|Undercard||Petr Yan vs. Urijah Faber|
|8 p.m.||Feature||Geoff Neal vs. Mike Perry|
|Undercard||Ketlen Vieira vs. Irene Aldana|
|Undercard||Ian Heinisch vs. Omari Akhmedov|
|Undercard||Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders|
|6:15 p.m.||Feature||Chase Hooper vs. Daniel Teymur|
|Undercard||Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France|
|Undercard||Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araujo|
|Undercard||Punahele Soriano vs. Oskar Piechota|
* UFC Welterweight Championship
** UFC Featherweight Championship
*** UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship
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