UFC 260 is upon us.
As the clocks go forward this weekend, it’s going to be a little later when the main event kicks in, but if you’re planning on tuning in, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve had a look at the full fight card here as ten bouts are scheduled for tonight’s fight action.
The featherweight title fight previously advertised for UFC 260 between current champion Alexander Volkanovski and number one contender Brian Ortega was scrapped last week.
That leaves one title fight in the main card as Stipe Miocic (20-3) and Francis Ngannou (15-3) go head to head for the UFC heavyweight championship.
When the door closes, Miocic as champion will be the lighter of the pair having clocked in almost 30lbs (234) below Ngannou (263) at Friday’s official weigh-in. It’s the second time in four years that the pair will have met, the first seeing Cleveland’s Miocic close out five rounds with a unanimous decision win.
Tyron Woodley and Vincent Luque have been elevated to co-main event at welterweight.
How to watch UFC 260 in Ireland
For Irish fight fans, nine times out of ten it’s going to be a late night, particularly with the clocks changing tonight.
That part won’t happen until 1am Irish time, so while the card may not finish until closer to 6am, it all gets underway at 12am.
BT Sport 2 will be showing all of Saturday/Sundays fights, their coverage beginning at midnight. The main card isn’t advertised to start until 3am, with Miocic and Ngannou not expected to the cage until close to 5am.
UFC Fight Pass subscribers will be able to watch the early prelim fights only, with the service blacked out in Ireland beyond that.
BT Sport 2 is available via Sky or you can pick up a BT monthly sports pass online here, that costing in the region of €30, but also covering you for all upcoming UFC, boxing, football and more for the next month.
With no crowds at the Apex, hear the thoughts on tonight’s main event as part of this week’s All Things MMA podcast.