UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou from the TD Garden in Boston. The card is headlined with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defending his title against Francis Ngannou.
Gold is also on the line in the co-main event as light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier takes on challenger Volkan Oezdemir. Gian Villante, Thomas Almeida and Rob Font are other bigger names who will be fighting on the main card. The main card airs live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
“UFC Embedded” provides an all-access, behind-the-scenes look at the top fighters on the card as they prepare for their championship bouts on Saturday night.
Cormier (19-1) was last seenign suffering a violent defeat to Jon Jones at UFC 214, lsoing his 205-pound title in the process.
This will be Oezdemir’s fourth UFC fight, with the Swiss pro representing a threat in the stand-up, having ended his last two fights in just 70 seconds combined. Miocic aims to make his third consecutive title defense. He won the belt with a knockout win over Fabricio Werdum at UFC 198.
Below, you can find all the streaming and viewing information you need as well as the full official UFC 220 fight card.
The prelims will be televised from 12pm (AEDT) on Fox Sports, Channel 505.
This past summer, UFC 214 was supposed to feature a featherweight tilt between Andre “Touchy” Fili and the surging “Korean Super Boy” Dooho Choi had everyone talking. However, a few weeks prior to the event, Choi suffered an injury, forcing him out of the bout. With still almost a month to go before fight night, the public consensus was that the UFC would easily be able to find another big name opponent for the Team Alpha Male product to take on.
Inexplicably, days turned to weeks, and still there was still no announcement. When UFC newcomer, and relative unknown, Calvin Kattar‘s name was finally announced just a handful of days prior to the event, most who followed the sport rolled their eyes. They had all seen it before; a young up-and-comer being brought in on short notice, ill-prepared for the beating they were about to receive.
On July 29th, 2o17 at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California, Massachusetts’s Calvin Kattar (17-2, 1-0 UFC) spoiled the narrative on national television. Coming into the fight as a sizable underdog, Kattar put on a clinic. The UFC debutant dominated the veteran, outpointing him on all three judges’s scorecards. The consensus went from doubt to belief. “The Boston Finisher” Calvin Kattar had become a name to watch in the 145 pound division.
Despite the short-notice nature of his debut, Kattar believes he still could have done better in Anaheim. “Given the short notice, I was happy with the performance,” says Kattar. “I felt like I could have done more, but I saw myself [being] up two going into the third. I just wanted to put away the W that time.”
This Saturday night at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts Calvin Kattar will return to take on rising featherweight star Shane Burgos (10-0, 3-0 UFC), live on pay-per-view. Kattar is happy to be able to have a full camp this time around, in order to put on a true display of what he has to offer. “This time we’ve got ten weeks and it’s in my backyard,” says Kattar. “I plan to go out there and put on a show.”
Fighting for the UFC in his home state of Massachusetts, just a half hour drive from where he grew up, Kattar calls his upcoming fight “a dream come true.” “I’ve always wanted to compete in the Garden,” says Kattar. “This is where I grew up and I’ve always gone there for the biggest events in town. This opportunity is a blessing. I’m going to go out there and whatever happens, happens, but I’m going to be able to say that I was offered this opportunity and I took it.”