UFC 272 is all set to headline the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, March 5th in Las Vegas, Nevada, the main event bout is a welterweight matchup between Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal. The event promises to be an exciting one, with several bouts divided into three cards; early prelims, prelims, and the main card.
UFC 272: Covington And Masvidal
The main event of UFC 272 will feature the most awaited welterweight bout with the no.1 ranked welterweight contender Colby Covington going up against the no.6 ranked Jorge Masvidal. Both Covington and Masvidal are entering this fight with losses against the champion Kamaru Usman. While Masvidal’s fight against the champion ended with him getting knocked out in the 2nd round at UFC 261, Covington’s competitive bout against the champion went to the judge’s scorecard at UFC 268.
In this article, we will provide a comprehensive breakdown of the main card, with some tips for the fans related to watching UFC 272.
How to watch UFC 272?
In the past decade, UFC was able to outgrow its popularity in the North American continent and rapidly spread throughout the world, catching the eyes of many millions in the process for its unique approach to fighting. This is why countries broadcast UFC events straight to international viewers in partnership with the UFC.
In the United States
The best way to watch this pay-per-view for UFC fans in the US is ESPN+. Fans can enjoy the pay-per-view by subscribing to ESPN+ at just $69.99 annual charges or $6.99 charges per month.
UFC 272 can be accessed by Canadian fans via platforms such as BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, and Eastlink.
The following are the streaming platforms and channels fans from central Europe can tune in to and access the pay-per-view:
DAZN (Germany and Italy)
Polsat Sport (Poland)
RMC sports 2 (France)
XYZ Sports (Switzerland)
Viaplay (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden)
UK and Ireland
Fans of the sport in the UK and Ireland can be sure to tune in for UFC 272 on BT sports 2.
Viewers from WAT (West African Time) and SAST (South Africa standard time) can be sure to tune in for the pay-per-view on Supersport Action.
Hong Kong and Singapore
Fight fans from Hong Kong and Singapore can tune in on Fox Sports and Fox+ to enjoy the pay per view
Australia fans can tune in for the pay-per-view on Main Event, Fetch TV, and Kayo.
Indian fight fans can tune into Sony network channels such as Sony ten 1, ten 2, ten 3 and even watch online on Sony LIV to enjoy UFC 272.
Kiwi viewers can be sure to tune in to SKY Arena, SKY Sports Now, and Spark Sport.
When does the main card start?
- The main card starts at 10 pm EST, and 7 pm PST on ESPN+ with the prelims and early prelims start at 8 pm EST, 5 pm PST, and 6 pm EST, 3 pm PST respectively.
- The main card starts at 3 am GMT on BT Sports 2 with the prelims and early prelims starting at 1 am and 11 pm GMT (Saturday) respectively.
- On Super Sports Action, the Main card starts at 4 am WAT and 5 am SAST. The prelims will start at 2 am WAT and 3 am SAST with early prelims starting at 12 am WAT and 1 am SAST.
- For Hong Kong and Singapore fight fans, the main card starts at 11 am HKT on FOX sports and FOX+.
- For the main card, Australian fans can tune in on Main Event, Fetch TV, and kayo at 2 pm AEDT and 11 am AWST. Prelims start at 12 pm AEDT and 9 am AWST with early prelims starting at 10 am AEDT and 7 am AWST.
- For Canadian fans, the timings for the main card starting are similar to that of the US.
- Central European fans can tune in to their respective channels and streaming platforms at 4 am CET. Prelims will start at 2 am CET with early prelims starting at midnight CET.
- In India, the main card will start exactly at 8:30 am IST.
- For fans over in New Zealand, the main card starts at 4 am NZDT with prelims starting at 2 am NZDT and early prelims at noon NZDT.
- Global fans can also choose to stream all the cards on UFC fight pass.
Fights on each card
- The main card will feature five fights with some unique and exciting bouts. The main event featuring top-ranked welterweight contenders Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal will have the most attention going into this pay-per-view. Their fight is being promoted and built up as “former friends, now bitter rivals”
- Along with the already mentioned main event of Covington vs Masvidal, fans will also get to see the former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos make his much-awaited comeback against the very experienced Renato Moicano.
- Other notable fights on the main card are Edson Barbosa v Bryce Mitchell and Kevin Holland v Alex Oliveira.
- The prelims will feature four fights with the main event match-up being Jalin Turner v Jamie Mullarkey.
- Early prelims will contain five fights with the main event featuring Brian Kelleher v Umar Nurmagomedov.
UFC 272 promises to be an exciting event from top to bottom with several fights that could go either way. The entire main card for the pay-per-view is set with matches between top contenders, former champions, and future title challengers which will compel fight fans’ around the globe to tune in with anticipations and over-the-edge excitement for the fights, their immediate aftermath, and the controversies which will follow once the pay per view goes off the air.