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Everything You Need To Know About Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland UFC 293 Fight

9 months ago By Sports Desk

The UFC is gearing up for an exciting showdown as Israel Adesanya, the reigning middleweight champion, prepares to defend his title against Sean Strickland at UFC 293. Taking place in Sydney, Australia, on September 9, 2023, this event promises to be a thrilling night of mixed martial arts action.

Fight Date and Timing

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 9, as the action kicks off at 10 p.m. ET in the United States and 3 a.m. UK time. The main event, featuring Adesanya vs. Strickland, is expected to start around 1 a.m. ET in the U.S. and 6 a.m. UK time. Keep in mind that these times might vary depending on the duration of the undercard fights.

For viewers in the United States, the event will be available on ESPN+ Pay-Per-View. UK fans can catch the action on TNT Sports 1.

Venue

The fight will take place at the Quodos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, setting the stage for an international showdown between two formidable fighters.

Israel Adesanya’s Journey

Israel Adesanya, also known as “The Last Stylebender,” is on a quest to solidify his legacy as a dominant middleweight champion. He breathed new life into his MMA career with a spectacular knockout victory over Alex Pereira at UFC 287. Now he’s ready to face the challenge posed by Sean Strickland.

Sean Strickland’s Return

Sean Strickland is no stranger to the middleweight division, having returned in 2020. He has only suffered two losses since then, making him a tough contender for Adesanya’s title.

Fight Card

Aside from the highly anticipated Adesanya vs. Strickland clash, the UFC 293 card boasts an exciting lineup of bouts:

Main Card:

1. Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland (for Adesanya’s UFC middleweight title)

2. Tai Tuivasa vs. Alexander Volkov (heavyweight)

3. Manel Kape vs. Felipe dos Santos (flyweight)

4. Justin Tafa vs. Austen Lane (heavyweight)

5. Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj (light heavyweight)

Prelims:

1. Carlos Ulberg vs. Jung Da-un (light heavyweight)

2. Jack Jenkins vs. Chepe Mariscal (featherweight)

3. Jamie Mullarkey vs. John Makdessi (lightweight)

4. Nasrat Haqparast vs. Landon Quinones (Lightweight)

Early Prelims:

1. Mike Mathetha vs. Charlie Radtke (welterweight)

2. Shane Young vs. Gabriel Miranda (featherweight)

3. Kevin Jousset vs. Kiefer Crosbie (welterweight)

Betting Odds

In the main event, Adesanya is the clear favorite with odds of -650, while Strickland is the underdog at +470. The co-main event features a closer matchup, with Tai Tuivasa as the underdog at +205 and Alexander Volkov as the favorite at -250.

UFC 293 promises to be an unforgettable night of MMA action, as Adesanya defends his title against Strickland in front of a global audience. Make sure to tune in on the specified date and time to witness this epic showdown in the world of mixed martial arts.

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