The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view on Saturday, March 7 with a championship doubleheader at UFC 248. The event takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In the main event, Israel Adesanya puts his middleweight title on the line against Yoel Romero.
In the co-main event, Zhang Weili makes the first defense of her women’s strawweight championship when she takes on former titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Ahead of Saturday night’s pay-per-view, the UFC released the UFC 248: Countdown episode which gives an all-access look at the fighters as they go through their fight camps and prepare for the biggest bouts of their lives. From last-minute training to a look at their everyday life, UFC 248: Countdown gives fans a look behind-the-scenes at what it takes to make a world-class fighter.
How can you tune in to see how fighters are training leading up to fight week?
You can check out the full episode of UFC 248: Countdown below along with the full fight card for Saturday’s pay-per-view.
UFC 248 Countdown – Full Episode
At UFC 248 on March 7, two new champions will have their first title defenses as Israel Adesanya faces the dangerous Yoel Romero and Zhang Weili takes on former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. See these athletes train and prepare for their upcoming bouts.
UFC 248 Countdown: Adesanya vs. Romero
UFC 248 Countdown: Zhang vs Joanna
UFC 248: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero
Date: Saturday, March 7
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Main Card Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+
UFC 248 Fight Card
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10:00 p.m. ET)
- Champ Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero – for middleweight title
- Champ Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – for strawweight title
- Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose
- Li Jingliang vs. Neil Magny
- Max Griffin vs. Alex Oliveira
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 8:00 p.m. ET)
- Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Quinonez
- Austin Hubbard vs. Mark Madsen
- Saparbek Safarov vs. Rodolfo Vieira
- Gerald Meerschaert vs. Deron Winn
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 6:15 p.m. ET)
- Polyana Viana vs. Emily Whitmire
- Giga Chikadze vs. Jamall Emmers
- Danaa Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti