What channel is UFC 293 on today? How to watch, buy Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland in Australia

The UFC returns to Australia for the first time since February on September 9. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defends his title against Sean Strickland inside the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. 

Airing on ESPN+ PPV in the U.S., the Nigerian-born Adesanya heads back to the country where he won the title against Australia’s Robert Whittaker. 

Following a kickboxing career where he won over 70 fights, Adesanya turned pro in 2012. Joining the UFC in 2018, he quickly rose in the ranks, beating Kelvin Gastelum in 2019 for the interim UFC middleweight title and Whittaker a few months later to become champion. ”The Last Stylebender” defended the belt five times, including in a rematch against Whittaker, before losing it to Alex Pereira at UFC 281. He won the belt back at UFC 287 in April, knocking Pereira out. 

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. The California native is on a two-fight win streak, beating Abusupiyan Magomedov in July to become the top contender for the first time.

Always outspoken, Strickland believes a win for him means a win for all of MMA. 

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“Here’s the thing about Izzy: Izzy is the f—— definition of spineless,” Strickland told MMA Junkie. “That man will jump on all ball, any bandwagon that does him good. Look at me, (I’m) a man of the people.”

Here is all the information you need to watch UFC 293, including channel, time, and fight card.

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.

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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