The fight card, airing on various platforms, is divided into three distinct sections. This article will clarify the timing and the platforms for each fight.
The event begins with an early preliminary card consisting of four fights, starting at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN+. This segment is topped by a light heavyweight clash between Vitor Petrino and Marcin Prachnio.
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Vitor Petrino vs. Marcin Prachnio
Cameron Saaiman vs. Terrence Mitchell
Shannon Ross vs. Jesus Aguilar
Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics
Next, the prelims shift to ABC/ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET. The curtain call for former UFC champion Robbie Lawler’s illustrious career will be against Niko Price in a welterweight bout, serving as the highlight of this portion of the card.
Robbie Lawler vs. Niko Price
Tatsuro Taira vs. Edgar Chairez
Yazmin Jauregui vs. Denise Gomes
Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield
The ESPN+ pay-per-view segment starts at 10 p.m. ET, headlined by UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski against UFC interim featherweight champion Yair Rodriguez. The co-main event features UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno defending his title against Alexandre Pantoja.
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez
Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja
Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus Du Plessis
Jalin Turner vs. Dan Hooker
Bo Nickal vs. Val Woodburn
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 290 Schedule
Q: What is the schedule for UFC 290 and where can I watch the fights?
A: The UFC 290 event is divided into three parts. The early preliminary card starts at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN+, followed by the prelims at 8 p.m. ET on ABC/ESPN/ESPN+. The main card, including the Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez fight, begins at 10 p.m. ET and is available on ESPN+ as a pay-per-view event.