UFC 245 is another big one. It isn’t anchored by a huge match-up. There’s no star on the level of Conor McGregor or Jorge Masvidal. But it’s very rare that the UFC puts three title fights on a single pay-per-view, so you know they mean business.
The co-main event features the incredible Max Holloway, a versatile and savvy striker known for his incredible pace. He’s facing off against up-and-comer Alexander Volkanovski, a fighter also known for his pace and pressure. That one is a lock for fight of the night.
But we also get a rare opportunity to watch the great Amanda Nunes work. She’s likely to beat her opponent Germaine de Randamie, but she’s also undoubtedly the greatest women’s mixed martial artist of all time. Any chance we get to watch her fight is a treat in and of itself.
Let’s break it all down.
How to watch
This year the UFC entered a new partnership with ESPN. That’s great news for the UFC and the expansion of the sport of MMA, bad news for consumer choice. If you live in the US especially.
In the US, you can only watch UFC 245 on PPV through ESPN+. If you already have an ESPN+ subscription you can buy the event for $60. Follow HowToWatchUFC.com for more about UFC 245 streaming option from around the Globe.
The main card is a barn burner with three title fights alongside Jose Aldo making his bantamweight debut. There are also some intriguing fights scattered throughout the prelims.
Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington
Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie
Marlon Moraes vs. Jose Aldo
Petr Yan vs. Urijah Faber
Geoff Neal vs. Mike Perry
Ketlen Viera vs. Irene Aldana
Ian Heinish vs. Omari Akhmedov
Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders
Chase Hooper vs. Daniel Teymur
Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara France
Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araujo
Punahele Soriano vs. Oskar Piechota