This weekend, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the Big Apple for a star-studded pay-per-view event, UFC 223. The pay-per-view, which takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, will be headlined by two title fights. There was a late change in the main event when Tony Ferguson was forced to withdraw from his bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov due to a freak knee injury, but he was quickly replaced by featherweight champion Max Holloway. As a result, Holloway will now face Nurmagomedov in the main event for the lightweight title.
In the co-main event, Rose Namajunas makes her first defense of the women’s strawweight title against former 115-pound queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Also featured on the main card is a lightweight bout between former champion Anthony Pettis and TUF winner Michael Chiesa, with Paul Feder vs. Al Iaquinta kicking off the action on the main card. In the FOX Sports 1 headliner, Felice Herrig and Karolina Kowalkiewicz go toe-to-toe, while Alex Caceres vs. Artem Lobov headline the UFC Fight Pass portion of the preliminary card.
UFC 223: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 223: Holloway vs. Nurmagomedov
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Location: Brooklyn New York
Venue: Barclays Center
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1, Pay-per-view
UFC 223 Fight Card
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10:00 p.m. ET)
- Max Holloway vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov – for lightweight title
- Champ Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – for women’s strawweight title
- Calvin Kattar vs. Renato Moicano
- Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis
- Paul Felder vs. Al Iaquinta
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8:00 p.m. ET)
- Felice Herrig vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
- Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno
- Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Joe Lauzon
- Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Evan Dunham
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:15 p.m. ET)
- Alex Caceres vs. Artem Lobov
- Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Bec Rawlings
- Devin Clark vs. Michael Rodriguez
- Kyle Bochniak vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
UFC 223 Betting Odds
Odds are currently favoring Nurmagomedov (-500) over Holloway (+400), according to 5Dimes.