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When is UFC 231: Holloway vs Ortega? UFC live stream, start time, key information, undercard

Max Holloway will face off with Dustin Poirier. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)
8th December, 2018

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.

Key fight information: UFC 231

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

UFC 231 Full card

Early card – 10am (AEDT)
Fight Class
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)
Fight Class
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)
Match Class
Renato Moicano vs Mirsad Bektic* Featherweight (Cancelled)
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

UFC 231 on TV

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.

UFC 231 live stream

If you want to stream the fight, it’ll once again be using the Foxtel and Main Event options.

You’ll be able to catch Fox Sports 503’s pre-game show and coverage of the preliminary card through either the Foxtel App (if you have Foxtel on your TV already), or Foxtel Now (if you don’t).

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.