WATCH: ‘UFC 293: Adesanya vs Strickland’ PPV Cold Open (VIDEO)

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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.

Ahead of the event, the UFC dropped the pay-per-view cold open narrated by Ron Perlman to get you hyped.

You can check out the cold open for the pay-per-view below.

Ron Perlman narrates the UFC 293: Adesanya vs Strickland cold open featuring a stacked card backdropped by a sold-out Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The main event is headlined by the highly anticipated matchup involving highly decorated middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya and top contender, Sean Strickland. Plus, heavyweights look to make a statement in the co-main event slot as hometown hero, Tai Tuivasa, looks to get back in the win column against hard-hitting Alexander Volkov.

UFC 293 will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET with the preliminary card on ESPNews and ESPN+.

The pay-per-view then kicks off at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

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+

UFC 293 Weigh-In Results: Adesanya vs Strickland Official; 1 Fighter Misses Mark
UFC 293 Weigh-In Results: Adesanya vs Strickland Official; 1 Fighter Misses Mark