UFC 293 date, start time, odds, PPV schedule & card for Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland

Running through the middleweight division, Israel Adesanya is running out of opponents. Though Dricus Du Plessis became an option, plans soon changed. Now, Adesanya defends the belt against Sean Strickland at UFC 293 on September 9.  The event takes place at Qudos Bank Arena in Australia and airs on ESPN+ in the U.S.

Adesanya made his MMA debut in 2012 following a kickboxing career where he won over 70 fights. Joining the UFC in 2018, he quickly rose in the ranks, beating Kelvin Gastelum in 2019 for the interim UFC middleweight title and Robert Whittaker a few months later to become champion. The latter fight happened in Australia. 

”The Last Stylebender” defended the belt five times before losing it against Alex Pereira at UFC 281. However, he won the belt back at UFC 287 in April, knocking Pereira out. 

MORE: Sign up to watch the UFC 293 PPV, exclusively on ESPN+

Strickland made his pro debut in 2008. A King of the Cage middleweight champion, the 32-year-old joined the UFC in 2014 and is 14-5 with the promotion. He had his six-fight win streak snapped by Pereira and went back to the drawing board. He has gone 2-1 since and is on a two-fight win streak. 

In July, Strickland beat Abusupiyan Magomedov via TKO. Now, the man with the colorful personality competes for gold. 

Here’s all you need to know about UFC 293, including time, channel, price, odds, card & more. 

When is UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland?

In the U.S., UFC 293 starts with the early prelims at 6 p.m. ET. The prelims start at 8 p.m. ET while the main card is at 10 p.m. ET. Adesanya and Strickland should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

MORE: When will the Musk vs. Zuckerberg fight take place?

Region Date Early Prelims Start Time Prelims Start Time Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Sat. September 9 6 p.m. ET 8 p.m. ET 10 p.m. ET 12:15 a.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Sat. August 9 3 p.m. PT 5 p.m. PT 7 p.m. PT 9:15 p.m. PT 
UK and Ireland Sun. Sunday 10 11 p.m. BST 1 a.m. BST 3 a.m. BST 5:15 a.m. BST
Australia Sun. September 10 8 a.m. AEST 10 a.m. AEST 12 p.m. AEST 2:15 p.m. AEST

How to watch UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Sat. September 9 ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Sat. September 9 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
United Kingdom Sun. September 10 TNT Sports
Australia Sun. September 10 Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland PPV price: How much does UFC 293 cost? 

  • $79.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
  • $124.98 (new subscribers)

In the U.S., the UFC 293 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 293 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $124.98 for the UFC 293 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.

MORE: Sign up to watch the UFC 293 PPV, exclusively on ESPN+

Product Prices
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $9.99/month
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $99.99/year
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $12.99/month
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $19.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $79.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $124.98, then $99.99/year
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle

$79.99, then $12.99/month

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

Where is UFC 293?

UFC 293 is in the Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney Olympic Park in Australia. The arena can hold up to 21,000 people. 

Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland betting odds for UFC 293

In Canada, per Sports Interaction, Israel Adesnaya is the -505 favorite, while Sean Strickland is the +345 underdog. 

Israel Adesanya record, bio

  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Born: July 22, 1989
  • Height: 6-4
  • Reach: 80 inches
  • Total fights: 26
  • Record: 242 with 16 wins via knockout

Sean Strickland record and bio

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: February 27, 1991
  • Height: 6-1
  • Reach: 76 inches
  • Total fights: 32
  • Record: 27-5 with eleven wins via knockout

UFC 293 fight card

Main card

  • Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Sean Strickland for the UFC middleweight title
  • Tai Tuivasa vs. Alexander Volkov; Heavyweights
  • Manel Kape vs. Felipe dos Santos; Flyweights
  • Justin Tafa vs. Austen Lane; Heavyweights
  • Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj; Light Heavyweights


  • Carlos Ulberg vs. Jung Da-un; Light Heavyweights
  • Jamie Mullarkey vs. John Makdessi; Lightweights
  • Jack Jenkins vs. Chepe Mariscal; Featherweights
  • Nasrat Haqparast vs. Landon Quinones; Lightweights

Early Prelims

  • Mike Mathetha vs. Charlie Radtke; Welterweights
  • Shane Young vs. Gabriel Miranda; Featherweights
  • Kevin Jousset vs. Kiefer Crosbie; Welterweights

Sporting News may earn an affiliate commission through our links when you sign up for a streaming service. The Sporting News’ affiliates have no influence over the editorial content included in this article.

Share with your friends!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get The Latest Sports News
Straight to your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.