UK start time, free live stream and full fight card including Figueiredo v Perez and Shevchenko v Maia
UFC 255 is coming up this weekend as Deiveson Figueiredo defends his flyweight world title against Alex Perez.
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Now, UFC fans around the world have not had long to wait before the next main event and UFC 255 will see both the men’s and women’s flyweight world titles be put on the line.
Champion Valentina Shevchenko will take on Jennifer Maia before Deiveson Figueiredo defends his belt against Alex Perez.
Figueiredo was set to face former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt in the headline bout but he had to pull out due to a torn bicep.
Perez has stepped in and it promises to be an exciting night with the double header of title fights.
Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 255…
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UFC 255: Date and start time
The main event is scheduled to take place in the early hours of Sunday, November 22 for UK fans and will be held behind closed doors.
It is being held at the UFC APEX Center in Las Vegas.
UK fans can expect the headline fight between Figueiredo and Perez to get under way at around 6am.
UFC 255: TV and live stream
UFC 255 will be shown on BT Sport and will not be a pay-per-view event in the UK.
A preview show and the prelims will start on BT Sport 1 from midnight on Sunday before their main show begins at 3am.
It will be live streamed on BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers.
The early prelims will be shown on UFC’s Fight Pass and in the US, all prelim bouts will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish.
How can I watch UFC 255 for FREE?
EE mobile customers can get a FREE three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150.
You can then cancel the trial at any time.
UFC 253: Fight card
- Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs. Alex Perez – for UFC Flyweight Championship
- Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Jennifer Maia – for UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship
- Mike Perry vs. Tim Means, Welterweight
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Cynthia Calvillo, Women’s Flyweight
- Mauricio Rua vs. Paul Craig, Light Heavyweight
- Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval, Flyweight
- Joaquin Buckley vs. Jordan Wright, Middleweight
- Antonina Shevchenko vs. Ariane Lipski, Women’s Flyweight
- Daniel Rodriguez vs. Nicolas Dalby, Welterweight
- Alan Jouban vs. Jared Gooden, Welterweight
- Kyle Daukaus vs. Dustin Stoltzfus, Middleweight
- Louis Cosce vs. Sasha Palatnikov, Welterweight
UFC 255: What has been said?
Alex Perez said: “Everybody in the top five, top 10 can be beaten in any day, but I just feel like I bring the pressure.
“I bring the size for flyweight. I’m a big flyweight. I bring the size, I bring the pressure, I bring the wrestling and the cardio, so I feel like we match up well.
“It’s going to be a great fight. People are counting it out because Cody Garbrandt’s out, but I feel like we’re going to steal the show.
“I think it’s going to be ‘Fight of the Night.’ We both like to go in there, we both come forward, we both like to throw.
“If people have seen my fights, I don’t take a step back (and) he doesn’t take a step back, either. So I’m expecting a five-round war.
“I’ve been five rounds before, so I know the cardio can hold up, and I’ve seen him go to a decision a few times, so I know his cardio can hold up. So it’s going to be a standup battle, I think.
“It would mean the world to me to prove everybody wrong.
“I’ve had people tell me time and time again that I didn’t belong here, I wasn’t good enough to ever make it to the UFC. Now look at me: I’m fighting for the title. So it’ll just be the cherry on top, winning that belt.”