American rivals Max Holloway and Brian Ortega clash in a featherweight title fight that headlines UFC 231. The main event will take place at roughly 2pm (AEDT) on Sunday, December 9 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada.
Holloway will enter this bout as the warm favourite, boasting a 19-3 record including wins in his last 12 consecutive fights. The last person to beat Holloway in the ring was Conor McGregor (by unanimous decision) in August of 2013.
Ortega, on the other hand, is undefeated in his MMA career. He’s 14-0 in his career, having most recently knocked out Frankie Edgar on punches in the performance of the night of UFC 222.
Date: Sunday, December 9 (AEDT)
Early card start time: 10am (AEDT)
Preliminary card start time: 12pm (AEDT)
Main Card start time: 2pm (AEDT)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
TV: Fox Sports 503 (preliminary), Main Event TV (main card)
Online: Foxtel App (preliminary), Foxtel Now (preliminary), UFC TV
|Early card – 10am (AEDT)|
|Devin Clark vs Aleksandr Rakic||Light Heavyweight|
|Carlos Diego Ferreira vs Jesse Ronson||Lightweight|
|Chad Laprise vs Dhiego Lima||Welterweight|
|Brad Katona vs Matthew Lopez||Bantamweight|
|Preliminary card – 12pm (AEDT)|
|Elias Theodorou vs Eryk Anders||Middleweight|
|Katlyn Chookagian vs Jessica Eye||Women’s Flyweight|
|Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs Gilbert Burns||Lightweight|
|Claudia Gadelha vs Nina Ansaroff||Women’s Strawweight|
|Main card – 2pm (AEDT)|
|Jimi Manuwa vs Thiago Santos||Light Heavyweight|
|Hakeem Dawodu vs Kyle Bochniak||Featherweight|
|Alex Oliveira vs Gunnar Nelson||Welterweight|
|Valentina Shevchenko vs Jonna Jedrzejczyk||Women’s Flyweight|
|Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega||Featherwight|
You can catch all the fights on the preliminary card with Fox Sports 503’s coverage from midday (AEDT).
They will have a pre-fight show commencing at 11am, although whether or not fights on the early card will be shown during this program is not known.
If you want to watch the main card, you’ll need to do via Main Event TV. Main Event is a pay-per-view service available through Foxtel, with this fight costing $54.95.
Both Fox Sports 503 and Main Event require a valid Foxtel TV subscription.
If you want to stream the fight, it’ll once again be using the Foxtel and Main Event options.
You can also catch that coverage through sports streaming service Kayo.
To stream the main card, you’ll need to use Main Event or UFC TV.