How to Watch UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira Live Without Cable
UFC 281, featuring two highly anticipated championship bouts, will be coming to ESPN+ pay-per-view on Saturday, Nov. 12. The main event will feature reining middleweight champ Israel Adesanya as he prepares to defend his crown against the Brazilian knockout specialist Alex Pereira. Meanwhile, the co-main event double-header pops off in the strawweight division, as two-time champion Carla Esparza tries to keep her title against striking phenom Zhang Weili, UFC’s first and only champion who hails from China. Early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET, and main prelims will air on ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET. Finally, the pay-per-view main card begins at 10 p.m. for $74.99. You can order UCF 281 with a Subscription to ESPN+.
How to Watch UFC 281
- When: Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. ET (Early Prelims); 10 p.m. ET (Main Card)
- TV: ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ | Main Card: ESPN+ PPV
- Streaming: Watch with a Subscription to ESPN+.
About UFC 281
UFC 281 features two title bouts that no mixed martial arts aficionado should miss.
Israel Adesanya sits at a career mark of 23-1, and this match will be his sixth title defense opportunity. But he’ll have his hands full with Alex Pereira, whose career record sits at 6-1. Pereira may be a newer fighter, but he cannot be underestimated. He knocks out opponents at a rate of 83%, marking a relentless and hard-striking fighter.
In the women’s title bout, Carla Esparza (20-6) will face the only Chinese champion in UFC history, Zhang Weili (22-3). Weili is also a knockout artist, while Esparza wins the majority of her matches by outlasting her opponents. Who will walk away the women’s strawweight champion?
UFC 281 not only features two championship fights, but a highly anticipated lightweight bout between fan-favorite Dustin Poirier (28-7) and Michael Chandler (23-7), who has delivered action-packed bouts since entering the UFC last year. Also on the card, former UFC lightweight champion and future Hall of Famer Frankie Edgar (23-10), taking on his final career battle before retiring from MMA, faces rising bantamweight talent, Chris Gutierrez (18-3). Edgar is arguably one of the most respected fighters of the past two decades.
UFC 281 Fight Card
|Time (ET)||Type||Matchup||Weight Class||Stipulation|
|6 p.m.||Feature||Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar||Lightweight|
|Undercard||Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez||Strawweight|
|Undercard||Michael Trizano vs. SeungWoo Choi||Featherweight|
|Undercard||Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson||Bantamweight|
|Undercard||Carlos Ulberg vs. Nicolae Negumereanu||Light Heavyweight|
|8 p.m.||Feature||Brad Riddell vs. Renato Moicano||Lightweight|
|Undercard||Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann||Light Heavyweight|
|Undercard||Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann||Flyweight|
|Undercard||Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman||Middleweight|
|10 p.m.||Main||Israel Adesanya (C) vs. Alex Pereira||Middleweight||UFC Middleweight Championship|
|Co-Main||Carla Esparza (C) vs. Zhang Weili||Strawweight||UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship|
|Undercard||Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler||Lightweight|
|Undercard||Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez||Bantamweight|
|Undercard||Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles||Lightweight|
How to Stream UFC 280 on Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Android, and iOS
There are six major streaming providers that offer Live TV Streaming. Five of these providers allow you to watch UFC 280 using iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and Web. You can stream it with ESPN+.
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