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When is Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington? Ticket info, fight card, how to watch and stream UFC 296

When is Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington? Ticket info, fight card, how to watch and stream UFC 296Alex Goodlett/Getty Images
Dana White has announced the main event for the final UFC PPV of the year.

The UFC is set to end 2023 with a bang after Dana White announced fight card details for UFC 296. 

In the main event, Leon Edwards will make the second defence of his welterweight title when he takes on the self-proclaimed villain of the UFC, Colby Covington. 

But this is not the only title fight on the card, in the co-main event, Brazil's Alexandre Pantoja defends his flyweight title belt against Brandon Royval. 

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

Edwards vs. Covington fight date, start time

  • Date: Saturday, December 16 
  • Main card start 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?

Fans in the U.S. will be able to purchase this 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?

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

How to get tickets for Edwards vs. Covington

Ticket information for this fight has not been announced at the time of writing. 

Leon Edwards record and bio

  • Nationality: British
  • Date of birth: August 25, 1991
  • Height: 6' 2"  
  • 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 title 
  • Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval; For Pantoja's UFC flyweight title