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UFC 197: Start time, TV schedule, fight card and what to read for Jones vs. Saint Preux

UFC 197 takes place tonight (Sat., April 23, 2016) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, featuring the return of former Light Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, who was stripped of his title one year ago because of numerous "off field" transgressions, most notably a hit-and-run car accident. Jones will fight Ovince Saint Preux in the pay-per-view (PPV) main event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Preux is a short notice replacement for current 205-pound champion, Daniel Cormier, who was forced to withdraw from his rematch with Jones because of an injury sustained in training.

UFC 197's PPV main card, which will start promptly at 10 p.m. ET later this evening, will feature four other matches. In addition to the main event, dominant Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, will attempt to make another successful 125-pound title defense against Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler, Henry Cejudo, in the co-featured fight of the night. Former Lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, will look to get back in the title chase with a win over Edson Barboza, who -- like "Showtime" -- is a dynamic striker and ferocious finisher.

To check out the complete UFC 197: "Jones vs. Saint Preux" fight card and lineup, click here.

As is always the case, UFC will also deliver a complete "Prelims" undercard that features seven bouts, four of which will air on Fox Sports 1, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The remaining trio is on its subscription-only online digital network, "Fight Pass," starting at 6:30 p.m.

Below are the numerous ways in which you can watch UFC 197: "Jones vs. Saint Preux" tonight (all times ET):

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-- Fight Pass (Early "Prelims), starting at 6:30 p.m. (Exclusions: Brazil)
-- FOX Sports 1 (Late "Prelims" on Fox Sports 1), starting at 8 p.m. (Exclusions: United States, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Latin America, Barbados, Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica, Caribbean and the Middle East.)
-- UFC.TV (PPV main card), starting at 10 p.m.
-- YouTube (PPV main card), starting at 10 p.m. (United States, Canada, Australia, Philippines, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Russia, Argentina and Mexico only.)


-- Fox Sports 1 ("Prelims"), starting at 8 p.m. (Channel Finder)
-- DirecTV and Dish (PPV main card), starting at 10 p.m.
-- On your television (PPV main card), starting at 10 p.m. (contact your local cable provider)


-- Android Market
-- App Store

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-- Bar / Restaurant (Check your area here)

You can also watch UFC 197 through your television or set-top box, including Apple TV and Roku, as well as through a video game console such as Playstation or XBox One.

More UFC 197 coverage from SB Nation

SB Nation combat sites will also cover the entire event in our live UFC 197: "Jones vs. Saint Preux" threads  herehere and here. Updates will begin with the first fight at 6:30 p.m., and run right through the main event that will likely start sometime around midnight.

In the meantime, get up to speed on all things UFC 197, including previews, predictions, interviews, breakdowns, videos, analysis and so much more. Be sure to check out the most comprehensive collection of stories available anywhere for "Jones vs. Saint Preux" right here.