UFC Fight Night 231 Preview And Prediction: All Matches, Title Matches, Live Streaming Time In Major Countries

8 months ago By Sports Desk

The anticipation is building as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) gears up for another action-packed night of mixed martial arts. UFC Fight Night 231, also known as UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Lewis, is set to take place on November 4, 2023, at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil. With a series of thrilling matchups on the cards, fight fans around the world are eagerly awaiting this event.

Main Card:

Heavyweight: Jailton Almeida vs. Derrick Lewis

Welterweight: Gabriel Bonfim vs. Nicolas Dalby

Heavyweight: Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Don’Tale Mayes

Middleweight: Caio Borralho vs. Abus Magomedov

Middleweight: Rodolfo Vieira vs. Armen Petrosyan

Preliminary Card:

Catchweight (165 lb): Elves Brener vs. Kaynan Kruschewsky

Welterweight: Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos

Light Heavyweight: Vitor Petrino vs. Modestas Bukauskas

Women’s Strawweight: Angela Hill vs. Denise Gomes

Catchweight (119.5 lb): Eduarda Moura vs. Montserrat Ruiz

Lightweight: Kauê Fernandes vs. Marc Diakiese

The Main Event: Jailton Almeida vs. Derrick Lewis

The main event of UFC Fight Night 231 promises to be an electrifying showdown between two heavyweight titans. The No. 9-ranked contender, Jailton Almeida, is set to face off against the No. 10-ranked Derrick Lewis. This heavyweight clash has all the makings of a barnburner, with both fighters looking to stake their claim in the division. With power-packed punches and the potential for a knockout at any moment, this main event is not to be missed.

Co-Main Event: Gabriel Bonfim vs. Nicolas Dalby

The co-main event of the evening features an undefeated welterweight prospect, Gabriel Bonfim, with a record of 15-0, taking on Nicolas Dalby, who is seeking his fourth straight victory. Welterweight matchups are known for their speed and technical prowess, and this fight is expected to deliver just that. Both fighters have a lot to prove, and a win in this co-main event could catapult them into the title conversation.

Other Exciting Matchups

The UFC Fight Night 231 card is stacked with intriguing bouts that promise to deliver excitement. Some of the notable matchups include:

Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Don’Tale Mayes (heavyweight): Expect fireworks as these two heavyweights collide in the Octagon. Heavyweight fights often end in knockouts, and this bout could be no different.

Caio Borralho vs. Abus Magomedov (middleweight): Middleweight action brings a combination of speed and power. Borralho and Magomedov will look to outclass each other in this division.

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Armen Petrosyan (middleweight): Middleweight fights have a reputation for their striking prowess. Vieira and Petrosyan will aim to showcase their striking skills and make a statement.

Ismael Bonfim vs. Vinc Pichel (lightweight): Lightweight battles are known for their technical excellence. Bonfim and Pichel will try to outmaneuver each other in the lightweight division.

These matchups, among others, ensure that UFC Fight Night 231 will be an unforgettable evening for MMA enthusiasts.

Live Streaming Times

For fans eager to catch the action from UFC Fight Night 231, the live streaming times will vary depending on your location. Here are the details for viewers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia:

United States and Canada: The preliminary fights can be viewed from 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT, with the main card starting at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT on Saturday, November 4.

United Kingdom:  UK viewers can catch the prelims starting at 10:00 PM GMT on Saturday, November 4, followed by the main card at 1:00 AM GMT on Sunday, November 5.

Australia: Australian fans can watch the prelims beginning at 6:00 AM AWST, 7:30 AM ACST, and 8:00 AM AEST on Sunday, November 5, followed by the main card at 9:00 AM AWST, 10:30 AM ACST, and 11:00 AM AEST.

How to Watch

Viewers in the United States can stream the event on ESPN+, which offers a monthly subscription for $10.99 or an annual subscription for $109.99. The event will also be simulcast on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, available through various streaming platforms.

In Canada, UFC Fight Night events are available on TSN5 or the TSN App. Streaming-only subscriptions are available for $19.99 per month (plus tax). Pay-per-view options are offered through various providers, including SaskTel, Shaw, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, or Eastlink, with prices set at around $64.99.

In the United Kingdom, the event will be broadcast on the BT Sport 1 TV channel and the BT Sport app and website. Monthly passes are available for £29.99 and do not require a BT Broadband connection, offering flexibility for viewers.

For fans in Australia, Kayo Sports has broadcasting rights. New customers can choose from various plans, starting at $25 for one screen. The basic plan costs AUD30 with two screens, while a premium plan is available for AUD35 per month with three screens. Additionally, the prelims will be available on the ESPN TV channel and Fight Pass.

Predictions and Expectations

As with any UFC event, predictions and expectations abound. Various websites have offered their insights into the matchups, and fans are eagerly discussing who they believe will come out victorious.

NY FIGHTS predicts that Gabriel Bonfim will secure a win in his fight, setting the stage for a potential rise in the welterweight division. Bleacher Report has made staff picks for several matches, including Manuwa vs. Santos, Dawodu vs. Bochniak, and Oliveira vs. Nelson, providing a detailed analysis of each bout. Tony’s Picks has made predictions for several matches, including Hill vs. Gomes, Lewis vs. Almeida, and Nascimento vs. Mayes, offering valuable insights for betting enthusiasts.

With the unpredictability of MMA, these predictions and expectations add to the excitement of the event. UFC Fight Night 231 is sure to provide its fair share of surprises, highlight-reel knockouts, and technical battles.

 UFC Fight Night 231 is shaping up to be an event that MMA fans should not miss. With an action-packed main event, a stacked co-main event, and a lineup of exciting matchups, the night promises to deliver in every way. Whether you’re watching in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or Australia, be sure to tune in for a night of adrenaline-pumping fights and memorable moments in the Octagon.

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