What time is UFC 293 today? Australia to U.S. time difference for Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland

One of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world, Israel Adesanya is confident against anybody put in front of him. That may still be the case in his next fight, but the UFC middleweight champion is aware of the skills of Sean Strickland possesses heading into UFC 293 on September 9. 

UFC 293 takes place at the Qudos Bank Arena in Australia, the same country where he won the middleweight title. The event airs on ESPN+ in the U.S. 

A multi-time kickboxing champion, Adesanya started in MMA in 2012 and has taken the sport by storm. He’s beaten the likes of Anderson Silva, Robert Whitaker, Yoel Romero, and rival Alex Pereira. “The Last Stylebender” has only lost one fight in the middleweight division and looks to go on a two-fight win streak against Strickland.

Adesanya has trolled Strickland’s skills, though he knows how tough a fighter he is. 

“Threat meter, Strickland, to be honest … skill-wise, I give him a three. Skill-wise, I give him a three,” Adesanya told Combat TV via DAZN. “A man with nothing to lose and everything to gain is a dangerous man, so that’s why I take him seriously, that’s why I put in the work, that’s why I’ve been grinding. Skill-wise, not even close. But a man with nothing to lose and everything to gain is a dangerous man, so I take him very seriously, and I’m going to show him that I’m the dangerous man.”

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Strickland is 14-5 with the UFC and is 2-1 in his last three fights. On a two-fight win streak, “Tarzan” is looking to beat the odds (currently the +400 underdog per Caesars) in his first attempt at gold. 

Here is all you need to know regarding UFC 293, including the time, channel, and card.

What time is UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland today?

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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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 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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