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UFC 296: Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington Fight Details – Press Conference, Weigh-ins, Complete Fight Card, How to Watch and Other Events



UFC 296 Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington Fight Details – Press Conference, Weigh ins, Complete Fight Card, How to Watch and Other Events

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will present UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington, a mixed martial arts event, on December 16, 2023, at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, which is a part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area in the United States.

On December 16, 2023, the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, which is part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area in the United States, will host UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington. The main event will be a fight for the UFC Welterweight Championship between Colby Covington, the previous interim champion, and current champion Leon Edwards.

Let’s look at the press conference, weigh-ins, and other pertinent information surrounding the fight as fans eagerly await it.

There is just one pay-per-view event left on the UFC schedule for 2023 as the year draws to a close. The main event on December 16 in Las Vegas features the welterweight champion Leon Edwards against Colby Covington. Alexandre Pantoja against Brandon Royval will support the flyweight title bout.

Long, long ago, Edwards had never experienced the taste of defeat. The second UFC champion from England is undefeated going back to a 2015 loss to Kamaru Usman, which he has twice since exacted revenge on. With the trilogy behind him, Edwards is looking forward to taking on new challenges. Despite having a weak case, Covington appears to have curry favor with UFC matchmakers by receiving a third undisputed title shot. Having defeated three fighters who have since retired, Covington has a 3-2 record. Some of Covington’s best performances can be considered close losses in championship bouts against Usman.

Royval vs. Pantoja ought to be an exciting co-main event. At UFC 290, Pantoja defeated Brandon Moreno to win the flyweight title in a tough five-round split decision that was named Fight of the Night. Royval has won three straight fights after suffering a loss to Pantoja with consecutive bonuses. Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett, a “Twilight Zone” matchup, lends star power to the two title bouts. One year after an injury and an inconclusive victory over Jared Gordon, Pimblett makes a comeback. Ferguson is currently experiencing a brutal collapse, having gone from a 12-fight winning run to a six-fight losing run.

The complete fight card for UFC 296 is shown below, along with the most recent odds.

Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington Fight Details

Leon Edwards will defend his Welterweight title against Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 296. The co-main event will also feature a fight for the UFC Flyweight Championship between Brandon Royval and current champion Alexandre Pantoja. UFC 296 will feature two title fights and be the last pay-per-view event of the year.

Ahead of UFC 296 pay-per-view, fans are eager to learn more about the weigh-ins and press conference. The Sports Orbit has made predictions based on previous events, even though the UFC has not yet released an official date for the upcoming event press conference.

Given the trends observed in previous UFC weigh-ins and press conferences, it is most likely that the UFC 296 press conference will happen on Wednesday or Thursday, December 13 or 14. After that, the official UFC 296 weigh-ins are anticipated to take place on December 15th, with the fight falling on December 16th.

Remember not to miss Edwards vs. Covington, the final pay-per-view of the year. The date of this next UFC event is December 16, 2023, at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, which is located in the United States’ Las Vegas Metropolitan Area.

Edwards vs Covington: Date and how to follow

The date of UFC 296 is set for Saturday, December 16.

The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is the location of the action.

Around 11:30 p.m. UK time, the preliminary card will begin, followed by the main card at 2 a.m. and the main event at approximately 5 a.m.

Fans can subscribe to UFC Fight Pass to watch the preliminary matches live.

Next, TNT Sports in the UK will broadcast live coverage of the main card.

Throughout fight week, talkSPORT will provide updates, and will provide the best commentary.

UFC 296: Fight card

Subject to change

Main card

MAIN EVENT: Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington – for UFC welterweight title
Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval – for UFC flyweight title
Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Stephen Thompson
Paddy Pimblett vs Tony Ferguson
Vicente Luque vs Ian Machado Garry

Preliminary card

Josh Emmett vs Giga Chikadze
Irene Aldana vs Karol Rosa
Cody Garbrandt vs Brian Kelleher
Casey O’Neill vs Ariane Lipski

Early preliminary card

Alonzo Menifield vs Dustin Jacoby
Tagir Ulanbekov vs Cody Durden
Andre Fili vs Lucas Almeida
Martin Buday vs Shamil Gaziev
Randy Brown vs Muslim Salikhov

UFC 296 fight card, odds

Leon Edwards (c) -130 vs. Colby Covington +110, welterweight title
Alexandre Pantoja (c) -240 vs. Brandon Royval +195, flyweight title
Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Stephen Thompson, welterweights
Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson, lightweights
Ian Machado Garry vs. Vicente Luque, welterweights
Giga Chikadze vs Josh Emmett, featherweights
Irene Aldana vs. Karol Rosa, women’s bantamweights
Cody Garbrandt vs. Brian Kelleher, bantamweights
Casey O’Neill vs. Ariane Lipski, women’s flyweights
Dustin Jacoby vs. Alonzo Menifield, light heavyweights
Martin Buday vs. Shamil Gaziev, heavyweights
Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Cody Durden, flyweights
Randy Brown vs. Muslim Salikhov, welterweights

UFC 296 info

Date: Dec. 16
Location: T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas
Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card) 
How to watch: ESPN+ PPV

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