[[MMA/STREAMS>>]] UFC 295 Full Fight Live Free Broadcast ON 11 November 2023
UFC 295, headlined by the bout between Jiri Prochazk and Alex Pereira airs live on Saturday, Nov.11, 2023 (11/11/23) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. How to watch UFC 295 (11/11/23): LIVE STREAM, time, TV, fight card for Jiri Prochazk vs. Alex Pereira
While the original main event has been put on hold, this Saturday’s card will still have high-quality matchups that will have immediate divisional ramifications.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: UFC 295
Main Event: Jiri Prochazk vs. Alex Pereira
When: Saturday, Nov.11, 2023
Where: Madison Square Garden
Main Card Time: 10 p.m. ET
Prelim time: 8 p.m. ET
The UFC returns to the mecca of combat sports on Saturday evening, as Madison Square Garden hosts UFC 295 from New York City.
UFC 295 fight card
Early prelims (6 p.m. ET) on ESPN Plus and UFC FightPass
Dennis Buzukja vs Jamall Emmers - Featherweight
Joshua Van vs Kevin Borjas - Flyweight
John Castañeda vs Kang Kyung-ho - Bantamweight
Jared Gordon vs Mark Madsen - Lightweight
Prelims (8 p.m. ET) on ESPN Plus PPV
Nazim Sadykhov vs Viacheslav Borshchev - Lightweight
Tabatha Ricci vs Loopy Godinez - Women's Strawweight
Steve Erceg vs Alessandro Costa - Flyweight
Main Card (10 p.m. ET) on ESPN Plus PPV
Diego Lopes vs Pat Sabatini - Featherweight
Matt Frevola vs Benoît Saint-Denis - Lightweight
Mackenzie Dern vs Jéssica Andrade - Women's Strawweight
Sergei Pavlovich vs Tom Aspinall - Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship
Jiří Procházka vs Alex Pereira - Vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Headlining the pay-per-view card is a highly-anticipated light heavyweight title fight between action fighter Jiri Prochazka and former kickboxing legend Alex Pereira, with the main card starting at 10.
UFC 295 is set to get going this weekend from Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 11, 2023. There is a five-bout main card highlighted by Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira for the UFC light heavyweight championship. The event will air across the ESPN network, with the main card broadcast via ESPN+ PPV.
Reigning WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s appearance against an MMA fighter making his boxing debut figured to be another show to go along with his other ventures.
Francis Ngannou proved, however, he wouldn’t be the pushover so many anticipated.
Ngannou not only shockingly took Fury the 10-round distance, he came within one judge’s scoreboard of pulling off the upset early Sunday morning. Juan Carlos Pelayo of Mexico scored the fight 96-93 for Fury and Alan Krebs of the United States gave him a 95-94 victory. Ed Garner of Canada gave the fight to Ngannou at 95-94.
“That definitely wasn’t in the script,” Fury said. “Francis is a hell of a fighter — stronger, big puncher and a lot better boxer than we all thought he would ever be.”
Fury remained undefeated at 34-0-1 with 24 knockouts.
Ngannou, whose UFC record was 17-3, knocked down Fury in the third round, but this was a missed opportunity at a major upset. Ngannou landed only six of 38 punches in the final two rounds, according to CompuBox, compared to 14 of 37 for Fury.
Fury landed more punches overall (71-59), but Ngannou hit the mark with more power shots (37-32).
“I feel fantastic,” Ngannou said. “I’m very happy. It didn’t go my way, but I want to thank ... the kingdom of Saudi Arabia (for) the opportunity to prove people wrong one more time.”
Fury’s championship belt was never on the line in this bout, though it counts as an official fight.
He was a prohibitive minus-1,800 favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, though some late money came in on Ngannou.
“He was very awkward,” Fury said. “He wasn’t coming forward. He was standing back waiting for me to land my punches and then try to counter. He’s a good fighter. He’s given me probably one of my toughest fights in the last 10 years.”
Fury relied on his jab early and switched to left-handed briefly in the second round when Ngannou made some headway and even opened a cut above Fury’s left eye. Then with 43 seconds remaining in the third round, Ngannou sent Fury to the floor with a left hook, the seventh time he has been knocked down in his career.
Ngannou staggered Fury early in the fourth, but Fury stayed on his feet and the rest of the round was fairly even after that. Fury appeared to gain control late in the fifth round and carried it over into the sixth, but Ngannou showed in the seventh he wasn’t going anywhere as both boxers traded blows.
Ngannou delivered three powerful lefts early in the eighth and then staggered Fury with two strong combinations midway through the round. Fury found himself holding on as Ngannou grabbed the momentum.
Fans chanted “Francis! Francis!” early in the 10th round, and just the fact the fight went the distance was an upset in itself.
Recording artists Kanye West and Eminem also attended, as did soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, UFC headliner Conor McGregor and current and former boxing greats such as Sugar Ray Leonard and Manny Pacquiao.
Taking on this fight is the latest venture for the 35-year-old Brit, who has appeared in the WWE and been the focal point of a Netflix reality series. The money, a reported $50 million, to open the country’s entertainment festival called Riyadh Season, also likely piqued his interest.
The host country did its part in making Fury-Ngannou a stand-alone event. That fight was inside 26,000-seat Kingdom Arena, and the preliminary bouts were in a nearby outside venue constructed for this night.