One of the most thrilling trilogies in Ultimate Fighting Championship history will reach its conclusion on Saturday.
Defending heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (19-3, 15 KOs) and former champion Daniel Cormier (22-1-2, 10 KOs) will determine once and for all at UFC 252 who is the better fighter between them. If their trilogy match is anything like their previous bouts, both of which ended in knockouts, then fight fans are in for quite a spectacle on Saturday.
Will Miocic finally defend his title against Cormier after winning his belt back at UFC 241, or will the challenger once again wrest control of the heavyweight belt?
Below is everything you need to know in order to find out: TV channel, live stream options, start time and more for UFC 252.
What channel is UFC 252 on tonight?
- TV channel: ESPN, ESPN Deportes
- Live stream: UFC Fight Pass, ESPN+
Viewers have several options to watch UFC 252, at least in the early preliminary and preliminary bouts. ESPN and ESPN Deportes will carry coverage of the early preliminary bouts starting at 7 p.m.; viewers can also stream those fights with UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+. Once the event moves to the preliminaries, viewers can watch via ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. The main card will stream exclusively on ESPN+.
What time does the Miocic vs. Cormier 3 fight start?
- Early prelims: 7 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
The main card at UFC 252 is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET, though Miocic and Cormier will likely not fight until much later; the main card consists of five events, the last of which will be Miocic-Cormier.
How much does UFC 252 cost on PPV?
- Price (for current subscribers): $64.99
- Price (with annual subscription bundle): $84.98
The UFC 252 pay-per-view amount is $64.99 for current subscribers to ESPN+, which requires a pre-existing subscription. Anyone else who wants to watch Miocic vs. Cormier must also pay for a subscription to ESPN+, which offers several bundling options, including $84.98 to view the fight and year-long access to ESPN+ — a 25 percent decrease for normal ESPN+ subscriptions.
Pricing worldwide varies by region and platform.
UFC 252 fight card
|Undercard||Kai Kamaka vs. Tony Kelley|
|Undercard||Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter|
|Undercard||Ashley Yoder vs. Livinha Souza|
|Undercard||TJ Brown vs. Danny Chavez|
|Undercard||Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba|
|Feature||Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel|
|Undercard||John Dodson vs. Merab Dvalishvili (bantamweight)|
|Undercard||Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda (featherweight)|
|Undercard||Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (heavyweight)|
|Co-Main||Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera (bantamweight)|
|Main event||Stipe Miocic (C) vs. Daniel Cormier|