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June 24, 2022

ABC To Air UFC 276 Prelims Saturday, July 2, at 8 P.M. Edt

First-Ever ABC Primetime Airing of UFC Is Part of Blockbuster Championship Doubleheader of UFC International Fight Week 2022


‘UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier’ Main Card Streams Exclusively on ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. EDT


Prelims Simulcast on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. EDT


Early Prelims Simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 6 p.m. EDT


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ABC will air its first-ever primetime UFC event July 2 from 8 p.m. EDT/ 5 p.m. PDT to 10 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. PDT when “UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier,” a blockbuster championship double header, takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.


“UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier presented by Modelo (Prelims)” is part a stacked card capping UFC International Fight Week 2022. The main card streams at 10 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. PDT exclusively on ESPN+ PPV, with the Prelims simulcast on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. The night’s action starts with Early Prelims at 6 p.m. EDT/3 p.m. PDT on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ (English and Spanish).


In the PPV main event, reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defends his crown against No. 2 ranked contender Jared Cannonier. In the co-main event, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has his sights set on successfully defending his title once again against No. 1 ranked contender Max Holloway.


Standout fights in the Prelims include the following:

  • Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, who has the third most fights (37) in the UFC, will face Jim Miller, who has the most fights (39) in UFC history. They are both tied at 23 UFC wins (along with Andrei Arlovski). The winner will hold sole possession of the most wins in UFC history.

  • Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler

  • Undefeated Ian “The Future” Garry, who is on his way to becoming the next great Irish UFC superstar


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