LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 13: (L-R) Opponents Geoff Neal and Mike Perry face off during the UFC … [+]
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The UFC in Las Vegas for tonight’s UFC 245 pay-per-view card. The event is the final 2019 PPV card for the promotion and the 13-fight card is one of the more stacked events of the year.
UFC 245 features three title fights at the top of the card. In the headlining matchup, Kamaru Usman puts his welterweight title on the line against former-interim champion Colby Covington. In the co-headliner, 145-pound champion Max Holloway faces No. 1 ranked contender Alexander Volkanovski. Before those two bouts, two-division women’s champion Amanda Nunes matches up against ex-women’s featherweight champ Germaine de Randamie in a bantamweight scrap.
Before the the five-fight main card kicks off, the promotion presents the four-fight ESPN2 prelim card. A welterweight bout between Matt Brown and Ben Saunders opens the prelims. Brown has not fought since he ended a three-fight losing skid with a hellacious elbow knockout of Diego Sanchez in November 2017. That finish earned Brown his first post-fight bonus since his “Fight of the Night” decision loss to Robbie Lawler in 2014. Saunders has a rough go of it over the past few years. He is 1-5 since 2017. His sole victory during that run was a “Performance of the Night” bonus-winning knockout of Jake Ellenberger in 2018.
The ESPN2 card closes out with a welterweight contest that is one of the favorites to win the “Fight of the Night” bonus. In that contest, Geoff Neal matches up against Mike Perry.
The fight to watch on the UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+ early prelim card is the flyweight scrap between Brandon Moreno and Kai Kara France.
HOW TO WATCH OR STREAM UFC 245
UFC 245 takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on ESPN+ streaming pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.
UFC 245 Pay-Per-View Card (ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)
Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington
Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie
Marlon Moraes vs. José Aldo
Petr Yan vs. Urijah Faber
UFC 245 Prelims (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET)
Geoff Neal vs. Mike Perry
Ketlen Vieira vs. Irene Aldana
Ian Heinisch vs. Omari Akhmedov
Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders
UFC 245 Early Prelims (ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass 6:30 p.m. ET)
Chase Hooper vs. Daniel Teymur
Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France
Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araújo
Punahele Soriano vs. Oskar Piechota
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