UFC 296 full card results, schedule for Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington, Alexandre Pantoja vs Brandon Royval 2

Las Vegas is the place to be when Leon Edwards defends the UFC welterweight title against Colby Covington at UFC 296 on Saturday night. 

Covington returns after last fighting in March 2022. The former interim UFC welterweight champion is 0-2 in championship fights and 2-2 in his previous four contests.

“Chaos” still utilizes a controversial persona, and the wrestler told The Sporting News that when he wins, former President Donald Trump will present him with the welterweight title. 

Edwards has been unbeaten since 2016, the only blip on his resume being a no-contest against Belal Muhammad. The English fighter beat Kamaru Usman, Covington’s former rival, twice to win and retain the UFC welterweight title. Regardless of the insults coming his way, it will be their fists doing the talking on fight night. 

“A character is just a character, but the way he competes is just the way he is,” Edwards told the UFC. “When the doors are closed, it’s just me and him. Trump can’t save him. Nobody can save him. It’s going to be a good fight.”

WATCH: UFC 296: Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington, exclusively on ESPN+

The co-main event sees Alexandre Pantoja defend the UFC flyweight title in a rematch against Brandon Royval. Pantoja beat Royval in 2021 via submission. Royval has won three in a row since the loss. 

The Sporting News will provide results form the full fight card below. 

UFC 296 full card results

Main card 

  • Leon Edwards (c) vs. Colby Covington for the UFC welterweight title
  • Alexandre Pantoja (c) vs. Brandon Royval 2 for the UFC flyweight title
  • Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Stephen Thompson; Welterweights
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett; Lightweights
  • Josh Emmet vs. Bryce Mitchell; Featherweights

Prelims

  • Irene Aldana vs. Karol Rosa; Bantamweights
  • Cody Garbrandt vs. Brian Kelleher; Bantamweights
  • Casey O’Neill vs. Ariane Lipski; Flyweights
  • Alonzo Menifield vs. Dustin Jacoby; Light Heavyweights

Early Prelims

  • Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Cody Durden; Flyweights
  • Andre Fili vs. Lucas Almeida; Featherweights
  • Martin Buday vs. Shamil Gaziev; Heavyweights

MORE: How to bet on UFC 296 fight card

When is UFC 296: Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington?

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. Edwards and Covington 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, December 16 6 p.m. ET 8 p.m. ET 10 p.m. ET 12:15 a.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, December 16 3 p.m. PT 5 p.m. PT 7 p.m. PT 9:15 p.m. PT 
UK and Ireland Sunday, December 17 11 p.m. GMT 1 a.m. GMT 3 a.m. GMT 5:15 a.m. GMT
Australia Sunday, December 17 10 a.m. AEDT 12 p.m. AEDT 2 p.m. AEDT 4:15 p.m. AEDT

How to watch UFC 296: Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Saturday, December 16 ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Saturday, December 16 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
United Kingdom Sunday, December 17 TNT Sports, TNT Sports Box Office
Australia Sunday, December 17 Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington PPV price: How much does UFC 296 cost? 

In the U.S., the UFC 296 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 296 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $134.98 for the UFC 296 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.

In the UK, the main card is on TNT Sports Box Office and will cost £19.99.

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

Product Prices
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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