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UFC 248 | Adesanya vs Romero

UFC 248 | Adesanya vs Romero

Israel Adesanya, the UFC’s brightest new star, defends his middleweight title at UFC 248 against the terrifying Cuban Yoel Romero.

The UFC is Las Vegas for tonight’s UFC 248 pay-per-view fight card.

The ESPN+ streaming event features two title fights at atop the card. In the main event, middleweight champ Israel Adesanya puts his title on the line for the first time when he matches up against No.

3 ranked contender Yoel Romero. In the evening’s co-main event, women’s strawweight titleholder, Weili Zhang, defends the 115-pound title against the No. 4 ranked contender, Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Jedrzejczyk, who is a former UFC 115-pound champion, defended that title five times.

Start time
UFC 248 takes place on Saturday, March 7 in the US.

Here are the start times for this UFC fight night by country.

The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT)
The prelims start at 8 p.m. ET
The early prelims start at 6:15 p.m. ET
(Note in the UK UFC 248 runs through into Sunday March 8.)

The main card starts at 3 a.m. GMT
The prelims start at 1 a.m. GMT
The early prelims start at 11:15 p.m. GMT


(Note in Australia UFC 248 starts on Sunday, March 8.)

The main card starts at 2 p.m. AEDT
The prelims start at 12 p.m. AEDT
The early prelims start at 10:15 a.m. AEDT
Who’s fighting?

Main card

Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Yoel Romero
Weili Zhang (c) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose
Neil Magny vs. Li Jingliang
Alex Oliveira vs. Max Griffin


Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Quinones
Mark Madsen vs. Austin Hubbard
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Saparbek Safarov
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Deron Winn

Early prelims

Emily Whitmire vs. Polyana Viana
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Movsar Evolev
Danaa Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti