What time is Noche UFC today? Schedule, main card start time for Alexa Grasso vs Valentina Shevchenko 2

On Mexican Independence Day, Alexa Grasso looks to continue her reign as UFC flyweight champion against a determined Valentina Shevchenko, the former champion. Who will come out on top at Noche UFC? 

The event is at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and airs on ESPN+ in the U.S. Grasso and Shevchenko compete for a customized belt to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. 

Born in Guadalajara, Grasso was on a four-fight win streak before facing Shevchenko. She used the momentum of “Bullet” against her and landed a choke in the fourth round to win gold for the first time.

Per Bet MGM, Shevchenko was the -650 favorite, while Grasso was the +425 underdog when they fought. Shevchenko is the favorite again, but like the first bout, Grasso is ready to prove everyone wrong in the sequel. 

“I’m truly excited for the second fight, and I also know that people will love to see it because a lot of people say it was a mistake from her and it was a fluke,” Grasso said on The MMA Hour. “Of course, I don’t think it was a fluke because I trained so much for that [move], but I think it’s going to be important to show everyone that I’m the champion.”

WATCH: Noche UFC: Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2 on ESPN+

Shevchenko held a firm grip on the flyweight division for four years, defending the UFC flyweight title seven times, often in brutal fashion. A calculating figure, the 35-year-old underestimated the skills of Grasso, resulting in her first loss in five years. Considered the boogeywoman of her division, Shevchenko looks to return to form and become the 10th new champion in the UFC this year. 

“I’m going to remind people who I am,” Shevchenko told Sports Illustrated. “I think a lot of people have forgot. People aren’t rewatching the fight, they’re just watching the finish. I was winning that fight. Now I have a chance to fix my mistakes and show what I was supposed to do the first time.”

What time is Noche UFC: Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2 today?

Region Date Prelims Start Time Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Sat. September 16 7 p.m. ET 10 p.m. ET 12:15 a.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Sat. September 16 4 p.m. PT 7 p.m. PT 9:15 p.m. PT 
UK and Ireland Sun. September 17 12 a.m. BST 3 a.m. BST 5:15 a.m. BST
Australia Sun. September 17 9 a.m. AEST 12 p.m. AEST 2:15 p.m. AEST

How to watch Noche UFC: Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Sat. September 16 ESPN+, ESPN
Canada Sat. September 16 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink
United Kingdom Sun. September 17 TNT Sports
Australia Sun. September 17 Main Event on Kayo

The prelims and main card for Noche UFC will be available on ESPN and the ESPN+ streaming service.

Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2 price: How much does Noche UFC cost? 

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

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

Noche UFC fight card

Main card

  • Alexa Grasso (c) vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2 for the UFC flyweight title
  • Kevin Holland vs. Jack Della Maddalena; Welterweights
  • Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Terrence Mitchell; Bantamweights
  • Daniel Zellhuber vs. Christos Giagos; Lightweights
  • Fernando Padilla vs. Kyle Nelson; Featherweights


  • Lupita Godinez vs. Elise Reed; Strawweights
  • Roman Kopylov vs. Josh Fremd; Middleweights
  • Edgar Chairez vs. Daniel Lacerda; Flyweights
  • Tracy Cortez vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius; Flyweights
  • Natan Levy vs. Alex Reyes; Lightweights
  • Iasmin Lucindo vs. Josefine Lindgren Knutsson; Catchweight

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