UFC 293 live fight updates, results, highlights from Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland in Australia

Israel Adesanya continues his pursuit to surpass Anderson Silva’s record for middleweight title fight wins when he defends his title against Sean Strickland at UFC 293 at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Adesanya is currently second all-time in middleweight title fight wins with eight while Silva stands tall at 11. He’s made it clear that he hopes to surpass his idol but will need to turn back a hungry opponent.

“The Last Stylebender” was originally penciled in to face top contender Dricus Du Plessis for his next defense but with his rival unable to compete, Adesanya wanted to remain on the card. In Du Plessis’ place steps in Strickland, who is currently riding a two-fight winning streak and is coming off of a second-round finish of Abusupiyan Magomedov.

The #5 ranked Strickland is a massive underdog against one of the all-time great middleweights but hopes to find his name alongside the likes of Holly Holm and Matt Serra when it comes to the biggest title fight upsets in UFC history. 

Adesanya recently reclaimed his middleweight title in devastating fashion when he knocked out longtime rival Alex Pereira in the second round of UFC 287 in April. One of the most popular fighters in the UFC is also one of the most active with eight fights since March 2020. He’ll have to be careful not to look past Strickland and take care of business if he hopes to catch Silva as the greatest middleweight in the history of the sport. 

The Sporting News will provide full results and highlights from UFC 293. Stay tuned!

UFC 293 results, highlights

Hello everyone, and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of UFC 293. 

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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.

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.

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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.

UFC 293 results

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

Prelims

  • Carlos Ulberg vs. Jung Da-un; Light Heavyweights
  • Jamie Mullarkey def. John Makdessi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28)
  • Chepe Mariscal def. Jack Jenkins via 2nd round submission (arm injury) (3:19)
  • Nasrat Haqparast def. Landon Quinones via unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27 & 30-27)

Early Prelims

  • Charles Radtke def. Mike Mathetha via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27 & 29-27)
  • Gabriel Miranda def. Shane Young via 1st round submission (rear-naked choke) (:59)
  • Kevin Jousset def. Kiefer Crosbie via 1st round submission (rear-naked choke) (4:49)

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