UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway is here and it’s a packed card from top to bottom. José Aldo and Max Holloway will face each other for the promotion’s undisputed featherweight championship, a huge women’s strawweight bout between Cláudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will co-headline, and there are other big-name fighters on the card, too.
The pay-per-view portion of the card will begin at 10 p.m. and can be streamed online via the UFC YouTube, UFC.TV and various UFC apps on different devices. The prelims begin at 6:30 p.m. streamed via UFC Fight Pass, and Fox Sports 1 will carry television coverage at 8 p.m. of the remaining prelims.
Vitor Belfort is one of those other big-name fighters. He’ll be taking on Nate Marquardt at middleweight. Belfort last won when he scored a knockout over Dan Henderson in 2015, since then losing to Ronaldo Souza and Gegard Mousasi. He also lost to Kelvin Gastelum, but the fight was made a no-contest when Gastelum tested positive for marijuana.
Aldo won a unanimous decision over Frankie Edgar in his last bout, while Holloway scored a knockout over Anthony Pettis. Gadelha is trying to rise to the top of the women’s strawweight division, while Kowalkiewicz is trying to recover from a loss in a title bout at the position.
A flyweight bout between Marco Beltran and Deiveson Figueiredo will kick off the card in the evening. The main card will begin with Erick Silva taking on Yancy Medeiros at welterweight. That fight could be one of the best on the card.
Below is all you need to know to watch the card on Saturday, and below that is the full bout order.
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How to watch UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway
Time: Prelims 1 at 6:30 p.m.; prelims 2 at 8 p.m.; PPV main card at 10 p.m.
Location: Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TV: Fox Sports 1, PPV
UFC 212 Full Fight Card
PPV Main Card (10 p.m.)
Featherweight: José Aldo vs. Max Holloway
Women’s strawweight: Cláudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Middleweight: Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt
Middleweight: Paulo Borrachinha vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Welterweight: Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card (8 p.m.)
Bantamweight: Raphael Assunção vs. Marlon Moraes
Middleweight: Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Eric Spicely
Bantamweight: Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez
Bantamweight: Iuri Alcântara vs. Brian Kelleher
Fight Pass Preliminary Card (6:30 p.m.)
Women’s strawweight: Viviane Pereira vs. Jamie Moyle
Welterweight: Luan Chagas vs. Jim Wallhead
Flyweight: Marco Beltrán vs. Deiveson Figueiredo