If all goes according to plan for Alex Pereira at UFC 295, he can confidently say Madison Square Garden is his house. Pereira moves up in weight to face Jiri Prochazka for the UFC light heavyweight title on November 11. The fight airs on ESPN+ in the U.S.
Pereira is a two-division GLORY Kickboxing and a WAKO Pro Pan American champion. “Poatan” started competing in MMA in 2015 and joined the UFC in 2021. He made his octagon debut in Madison Square Garden, knocking out Andreas Michailidis. Pereira returned to MSG in 2022, beating rival Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight title.
After losing the title to Adesaya, Pereira returns to The Garden in an attempt to win another belt. The Brazilian is ready for what could be a Fight of the Year contender against Prochazka.
“We can see that (Jiri is) unpredictable, but I have a lot of kickboxing experience,” Pereira said via UFC.com. “I’ve already faced this type of opponent and situations like this, so let’s go to another war.
“I know what to expect. It definitely won’t be easy. I always look at it as the toughest fight. That’s why things have been working. That’s my mindset and it’s been working out. Two experienced guys, strong and durable. I’m prepared for this. He won’t be surprising me in there. I’m expecting a tough fight. It’s going to be a war, a great fight, and I’m very excited.”
Prochazka is a former RIZIN light heavyweight champion and beat Glover Teixeira in his last fight in 2022 to win the UFC light heavyweight title. He then relinquished it after suffering an injury. The Czech has never fought at MSG and looks to end Pereira’s impressive run in the arena.
The co-main event will see Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall fight for the interim UFC heavyweight title. The top-ranked fighters are competing in a short-notice fight after UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones was injured, which subsequently nixed his fight against Stipe Miocic.
The Sporting News will provide all you need to know about UFC 295, including time, channel, and card.
What time is UFC 295: Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira today?
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. BST||1 a.m. BST||3 a.m. BST||5:15 a.m. BST|
|Australia||Sunday, November 12||8 a.m. AEST||10 a.m. AEST||12 p.m. AEST||2:15 p.m. AEST|
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
UFC 295 fight card
- 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; Fltweights
- Dennis Buzukja vs. Jamall Emmers; Featherweights
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