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UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi – Fight Card, Start Time & How to Watch



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UFC 294 fight card. Photo via UFC

On Saturday October 21, UFC returns to Abu Dhabi with a card that has gone through many short notice changes.

In the new lightweight main event, we will see a rematch between reigning champion Islam Makhachev and featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. Makhachev was scheduled to face Charles Oliveira who was forced to pull out of the fight due to an injury, but Volkanovski stepped in on short notice for a rematch.

Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kamaru Usman

After back-to-back title fight losses to Leon Edwards, former welterweight king Kamaru Usman returns to actio at middleweight when he takes on the undefeated star Khamzat “Borz” Chimaev on short notice.

Chimaev was scheduled to face top ranked Brazilian middleweight Paulo Costa, but the latter was forced to pull out due to an medical issue.

The card also features fighters like top ranked light heavyweightsMagomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker, as well as undefeated flyweight prospect Muhammad Mokaev.

Check out the UFC 294 fight card below!

UFC 294 fight card

Main card

  • Lightweight title bout: Islam Makhachev (c) vs. Alexander Volkanovski
  • Middleweight bout: Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker
  • Middleweight bout: Ikram Aliskerov vs. Warlley Alves
  • Bantamweight bout: Said Nurmagomedov vs. Muin Gafurov

Preliminary card

  • Flyweight bout: Tim Elliott vs. Muhammad Mokaev
  • Lightweight bout: Mohammad Yahya vs. Trevor Peek
  • Bantamweight bout: Javid Basharat vs. Victor Henry
  • Middleweight bout: Abu Azaitar vs. Sedriques Dumas
  • Lightweight bout: Mike Breeden vs. Anshul Jubli
  • Featherweight bout: Nathaniel Wood vs. Muhammad Naimov
  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Victoria Dudakova vs. Jinh Yu Frey
  • Middleweight bout: Sharabutdin Magomedov vs. Bruno Silva

Read more: Bo Nickal can’t believe he’s not asked to fight Khamzat, claims UFC protects their star

How to watch in Sweden and US:

Sweden: The prelims starts at 16.00 CET on UFC Fight Pass. The main card begins at 20.00 CET on Viaplay.

US: The prelims stream on ESPN+ beginning at 10 a.m. ET. The main card begins at 2 p.m. ET and streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

Read more: UFC champion predicts Chimaev vs. Usman: “Going to end up being a standup fight”

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