Stipe Miocic will defend his heavyweight title against Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 252, live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
The bout marks the highly anticipated trilogy fight that should not only resolve their rivalry, but also declare the greatest heavyweight in UFC history at the same time. Adding to the bout's intrigue is the fact that the 41-year-old Cormier has vowed to retire regardless of the outcome.
The rivalry started back at UFC 226 in July 2018, when Cormier shocked Miocic with a first-round KO (punches) to become the UFC's light heavyweight and heavyweight double champion. Cormier further irked Miocic that November by defending the heavyweight strap against Derrick Lewis, instead of granting him the immediate rematch.
Miocic channeled that fury to deliver a fourth-round TKO (punches) of Cormier at UFC 241 last August to reclaim the heavyweight title and thus setting up this trilogy.
Perhaps UFC president Dana White said it best during Thursday's press conference.
"The winner of this fight is the greatest heavyweight ever, in mixed martial arts, period," White said. "So, yeah, these guys are gonna end up on some Mount Rushmore somewhere, you know, two future hall of famers, two of the best to ever do it, and the greatest heavyweight champion ever."
Here is everything you need to know about how to watch UFC 252, including channels, pay-per-view prices and fight times.
UFC 252: TV channel, live stream for Miocic vs. Cormier 3
In the United States, the UFC prelims begin at 7 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The prelims will continue on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view main card on ESPN+ begins at 10 p.m. ET.
In Canada, the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and TSN, the prelims continue on TSN and RDS, and the pay-per-view main card is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus and Eastlink, as well as UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
In Australia, the pay-per-view main card, set for 12 p.m. AEST (Sunday), is on Main Event, Fetch TV plus UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
In the U.K., the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass with the prelims on UFC Fight Pass and BT Sport. The main card is available at 3 a.m. BST (Sunday) on BT Sport.
In Germany, the early prelims and prelims are on UFC Fight Pass with the main card available at 4 a.m. CEST (Sunday) on DAZN, the global sports streaming service, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
In Italy, the early prelims and prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, with the main card available at 4 a.m. CEST (Sunday) on DAZN, the global sports streaming service, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
In Spain, the early prelims and prelims will be on UFC Fight Pass with the main card available at 4 a.m. CEST (Sunday) on DAZN, the global sports streaming service, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
In Brazil, the prelims and main card (11 p.m. BRT) are on Combate.
In Mexico, the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, the prelims are on Fox Sports and UFC Fight Pass, and the main card (9 p.m. MEX) is on Fox Sports.
You can learn more about how to watch in other countries at UFC.com.
What time does UFC 252 start?
- UFC early prelims: 7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PT
- UFC 252 prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
- UFC 252 PPV: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT
Broadcast coverage of UFC 252 will begin with the early prelims at 7 p.m. ET followed by the prelims at 8 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view event is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET. Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier are expected to enter the Octagon at about 12:15 a.m. ET for their rubber match, although the exact time depends on the length of earlier bouts.
How much is UFC 252 pay-per-view?
- PPV price: $64.99 USD
The main card of UFC 252 is available via pay-per-view in the United States on ESPN+, which requires a monthly or annual subscription. The PPV price for UFC 252 is $64.99 for current subscribers. For new subscribers, a bundle price of UFC 252 and an ESPN+ yearly subscription is $84.98.
Pricing varies globally, depending on region and platform.
UFC 252 full fight card
- Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Daniel Cormier for the UFC Heavyweight Championship
- Sean O'Malley vs. Marlon Vera; Bantamweight
- Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik; Heavyweight
- Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda; Featherweight
- John Dodson vs. Merab Dvalishvili; Bantamweight
- Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel; Lightweight
- Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba; Women's Strawweight
- TJ Brown vs. Danny Chavez; Featherweight
- Ashley Yoder vs. Livinha Souza; Women's Strawweight
- Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter; Heavyweight
- Kai Kamaka III vs. Tony Kelley