UFC 293 PPV price: How much does it cost to watch Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland on ESPN?

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland have been at a war of words for a while. They will look to settle it all in the ring at UFC 293, which takes place at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney on September 9. The event will air on ESPN+ in the U.S.

A two-time middleweight champion, Adesanya is 2-1 in his three fights, while Strickland is 2-2 in his last four. A common theme they have is Alex Pereira, who beat both men via knockout. Pereira has a history with Adesanya, dating back to their kickboxing days.

Pereira is therefore more qualified than anyone to assess the Adesanya-Strickland fight.

“Adesanya is definitely a strong fighter, very hard fight for Strickland,” Pereira told The Schmo via MMA News. “But Strickland is at the top right now, and out of the top guys, Strickland has the best chance to beat Adesanya.”

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Strickland has 11 wins via knockout and Adesanya has 16. The former is a ground fighter, while Adesanya is known as a chameleon, adapting to anything. As the -430 underdog (per Caesars), can Strickland beat the odds and become champion?

Do you want to buy UFC 293? Here’s all you need to know to watch the event, including the price.

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

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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

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

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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

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