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The UFC returns to the mecca of combat sports Saturday for UFC 295 in New York with a pair of title fights at the top of the lineup.
Here’s how to watch UFC 295 with the vacant light heavyweight and interim heavyweight belts on the line.
Broadcast and streaming info
UFC 295 has a main card that begins at 10 p.m. ET and streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view. The prelims stream on ESPNews beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Early prelims stream on ESPN+ at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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Main event: Jiri Prochazka
Former light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka (29-3-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will try to recapture the title he never lost when he takes on ex-middleweight champ Alex Pereira in the headliner. Prochazka vacated the title when he suffered an injury that was going to keep him sidelined for an extended period. Ironically, he’s now fighting for a title that came up for grabs when former champ Jamahal Hill vacated it due to an injury, as well. Prochazka has won 13 straight and hasn’t lost in nearly eight years. The former Rizin light heavyweight champ has torn through the UFC in a hurry with three finishes and four post-fight bonuses, but he’s fought just once per year in the UFC.
Main event: Alex Pereira
After Alex Pereira (8-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) lost the middleweight title to Israel Adesanya in a rematch, he moved up to light heavyweight and took a split decision from ex-champ Jan Blachowicz in July. Now he’s thrust right back into a title fight and will try to become the ninth two-division champion in UFC history.
Co-main event: Sergei Pavlovich
Sergei Pavlovich (18-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) lost his UFC debut to Alistair Overeem in 2018. It was the first, and so far only, loss of his pro career. Since then, he has been on an absolute tear through the UFC’s heavyweight division with six straight knockout wins – all in the first round. (It’s hard to not wonder about the possibilities had Pavlovich not been on the sidelines for around 30 months during his current run.) After huge wins over Derrick Lewis, Tai Tuivasa and Curtis Blaydes, Pavlovich has a shot at a UFC title when he takes on Tom Aspinall.
Co-main event: Tom Aspinall
After a year on the sidelines with a knee injury, Tom Aspinall (13-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) returned with a bang in July and put away Marcin Tybura in 73 seconds in their
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