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What time is the Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington fight tonight? Cagewalks, running order, streaming, how to watch UFC 296

What time is the Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington fight tonight? Cagewalks, running order, streaming, how to watch UFC 296Alex Goodlett/Getty Images
The UFC's latest PPV event takes place in Las Vegas tonight.

Colby Covington challenges Leon Edwards for the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 296 tonight.

This will be Covington's third shot at winning the welterweight championship, after defeats to then-champion Kamaru Usman in 2019 and 2021. The American was last in the Octagon in March 2022, when he beat Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision.

For Edwards, this will be his second defence of the welterweight strap, after claiming it from Usman in Aug. 2022 then winning the rematch in March earlier this year.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Edwards vs. Covington.

When is the Edwards vs. Covington fight tonight? Date, start time

  • Date: Saturday, December 16  
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. UK 
  • Main event cagewalks (approx): 1 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. UK

The main card is set to get underway at 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. UK with the main event cagewalks scheduled for 1 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. UK. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

What channel/stream is Edwards vs. Covington on tonight?

Fans in the U.S. will be able to purchase the fight on ESPN+ PPV (click here for more information), while TNT Sports will broadcast the fight in the UK.  

Where is the Edwards vs. Covington fight tonight?

The fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 

Leon Edwards record and bio

  • Nationality: British
  • Date of birth: August 25, 1991
  • Height: 6' 0"   
  • Reach: 74"   
  • Total fights: 24   
  • Record: 21-3-0    

Colby Covington record and bio

  • Nationality: American
  • Date of birth: February 22, 1988
  • Height: 5' 11"   
  • Reach: 72"   
  • Total fights: 20    
  • Record: 17-3-0    

Edwards vs. Covington fight card

Main Card

  • Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington; For Edwards' UFC welterweight championship
  • Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval; For Pantoja's UFC flyweight championship
  • Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Stephen Thompson; Welterweight
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett; Lightweight


  • Josh Emmett vs. Bryce Mitchell; Featherweight
  • Irene Aldana vs. Karol Rosa; Women's bantamweight
  • Cody Garbrandt vs. Brian Kelleher; Bantamweight
  • Casey O'Neill vs. Arianne Lipski; Women's flyweight

Early prelims

  • Alonzo Menifield vs. Dustin Jacoby; Light heavyweight
  • Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Cody Durden; Flyweight
  • Andre Fili vs. Lucas Almeida; Featherweight
  • Martin Buday vs. Shamil Gaziev; Heavyweight
  • Randy Brown vs. Muslim Salikhov; Welterweight