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UFC on ESPN 53 – Fight Card, Start Time & How to Watch



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Rose Namajunas headlines the UFC on ESPN 53 fight card. Photo: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Two-time strawweight champion Rose Namajunas moved up to flyweight this past fall and stays there as she headlines this Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 53. She will face Amanda Ribas who will headline a UFC event for the first time.

Namajunas comes from a loss at flyweight against Manon Fiorot. She broke her finger early in the fight.

In the co-main event heavyweights Justin Tafa and Karl Williams will square off in a three-rounder. Tafa enters the fight with three straight first-round knockout wins but is still an underdog.

The card will also feature fighters like middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan and featherweight Billy Quarantillo.

Check out the fight card below!

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UFC on ESPN 53 Fight Card

Main card

  • Women’s Flyweight bout: Amanda Ribas vs. Rose Namajunas
  • Heavyweight Justin Tafa vs. Karl Williams
  • Middleweight bout: Edmen Shahbazyan vs. A.J. Dobson
  • Bantamweight bout: Payton Talbott vs. Cameron Saaiman
  • Featherweight bout: Billy Quarantillo vs. Youssef Zalal
  • Featherweight bout: Fernando Padilla vs. Luis Pajuelo


  • Lightweight bout: Kurt Holobaugh vs. Trey Ogden
  • Featherweight bout: Ricardo Ramos vs. Julian Erosa
  • Bantamweight bout: Miles Johns vs. Cody Gibson
  • Featherweight bout: Jarno Errens vs. Steven Nguyen
  • Women’s Bantamweight bout: Montserrat Rendon vs. Darya Zheleznyakova
  • Flyweight bout: Igor Severino vs. André Lima
  • Heavyweight bout: Mohammed Usman vs. Mick Parkin

How to watch in Sweden and US

Sweden: The prelims will be streamed by UFC Fight Pass starting at 0.00 CET. The main card is streamed by Viaplay, starting at

US: The preliminary card streams on ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET. The main card that starts at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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