The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view this weekend with UFC 293 in the Land Down Under. The event will take place at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.
In the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya returns to action to put his title on the line against Sean Strickland.
In the co-main event, heavyweights Tai Tuivasa and Alexander Volkov will battle it out.
Also on the main card are some exciting matchups featuring local favorites with undefeated Felipe dos Santos vs. Manel Kape, former NFL player Austen Lane vs. Justin Tafa, and Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj.
UFC 293 will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET with the preliminary card on ESPNews and ESPN+. The action then shifts to pay-per-view beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Ahead of Saturday night’s pay-per-view, the UFC released the UFC 293 Countdown episode which gives an all-access look at the fighters as they go through their fight camps and prepare for the biggest bouts of their lives. From last-minute training to a look at their everyday life, UFC 293: Countdown gives fans a look behind the scenes at what it takes to make a world-class fighter.
How can you tune in to see how fighters are training leading up to fight week?
You can check out the full episode of UFC 293: Countdown below along with the full fight card for Saturday’s pay-per-view.
UFC 293 Countdown – Full Episode
UFC 293 Countdown showcases the promotion’s return to Sydney, as middleweight king Israel Adesanya defends his crown against the brash Sean Strickland. Plus, heavyweight knockout artists Tai Tuivasa and Alexander Volkov battle in the co-main event.
UFC 293: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Location: Sydney, Australia
Venue: Qudos Bank Arena
Main Card Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, ESPNews, ESPN+