In the UFC 295 main event at Madison Square Garden on November 11, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka faces former middleweight champion Alex Pereira for the vacant 205 belt.
Prochazka won the belt from Glover Teixeira in June 2022 but vacated it due to injury. A former kickboxing and UFC middleweight champion, Pereira trains with Teixeira and competes in his second light heavyweight fight in the octagon.
The light heavyweight belt has gone through a game of hot potato since Jones relinquished the belt in 2020. Jamahal Hill, the most recent champion, ruptured his Achilles tendon and was forced to give the belt up. Looking to fight the winner, Hill gave The Schmo insight into who could win the potentially violent contest.
“I don’t know if it ends with a knockout, but I see a way where both men could land and end it with a knockout,” Hill said via Sherdog. “I think the knockout is more probable for Pereira. If Prochazka wants to end it within the distance, it will probably be submission.”
The co-main event will see Tom Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich fight for the interim UFC heavyweight title. Ranked fourth in the heavyweight rankings, Aspinall returned from a one-year layoff due to surgery and defeated Marcin Tybura in July. Ranked second in the rankings, Pavlovich is on a six-fight win streak, with all wins via knockout. He beat Curtis Blaydes to cement himself as a title contender.
At one point, Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic was supposed to be the main event at MSG. An injury to Jones resulted in several altered plans, which could help the card produce several Fight of the Year candidates.
The Sporting News will provide results from the entire UFC 295 card. Stay tuned!
UFC 295 full card results
- Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira for the UFC light heavyweight title
- Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tom Aspinall for the vacant UFC heavyweight title
- Mackenzie Dern vs. Jessica Andrade; Strawweights
- Matt Frevola vs. Benoit Saint-Denis; Lightweights
- Diego Lopes vs. Pat Sabatini; Featherweights
- Steve Erceg vs. Alessandro Costa; Flyweight
- Tabatha Ricci vs. Lupita Godinez; Strawweights
- Mateusz Rębecki vs. Roosevelt Roberts; Catchweight
- Nazim Sadykhov vs. Viacheslav Borshchev; Lightweights
- Jared Gordon vs. Mark Madsen; Lightweights
- John Castaneda vs. Kang Kyung-ho; Bantamweights
- Joshua Van vs. Kevin Borjas; Flyweights
- Dennis Buzukja vs. Jamall Emmers; Featherweights
When is UFC 295: Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira?
UFC 295 is on November 11. The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET, with the prelims at 8 p.m. ET. The main card is at 10 p.m. ET. Prochazka and Pereira should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
|Region||Date||Early Prelims Start Time||Prelims Start Time||Main Card Start Time||Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)|
|USA and Canada (ET)||Saturday, November 11||6 p.m. ET||8 p.m. ET||10 p.m. ET||12:15 a.m. ET|
|USA and Canada (PT)||Saturday, November 11||3 p.m. PT||5 p.m. PT||7 p.m. PT||9:15 p.m. PT|
|UK and Ireland||Sunday, November 12||11 p.m. GMT||1 a.m. GMT||3 a.m. GMT||5:15 a.m. GMT|
|Australia||Sunday, November 12||10 a.m. AEDT||12 p.m. AEDT||2 p.m. AEDT||4:15 p.m. AEDT|
How to watch UFC 295: Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States||Saturday, November 11||ESPN+, ESPN PPV|
|Canada||Saturday, November 11||BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
|United Kingdom||Sunday, November 12||TNT Sports|
|Australia||Sunday, November 12||Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira PPV price: How much does UFC 295 cost?
In the U.S., the UFC 295 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 295 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $134.98 for the UFC 295 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.
|ESPN+ Monthly Subscription||$10.99/mo|
|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$109.99/yr|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported||$14.99/mo|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads||$24.99/mo|
|UFC PPV Standalone||$79.99 each|
|UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual)||$134.98, then $109.99/year|
|UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle||
$79.99, then $14.99/mo
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