The UFC returns to Miami-Dade Arena in Miami, Florida for UFC 287: Pereira vs Adesanya 2. The UFC hasn’t had an event in Miami since 2003 but will be bringing a major card to the Sunshine State. Rivals Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will headline in a Middleweight Championship bout and hometown hero Jorge Masvidal faces Gilbert Burns in the co-main event.
Masvidal and Adesanya are two of the most popular fighters to step inside the Octagon, with each headlining the two best-selling UFC PPVs of 2022. Masvidal will be fighting his first fight since UFC 272, in which he was defeated by Colby Covington. The Miami-born fighter, known as “Gamebred,” is on a 3-fight losing streak.
At 7-1, Pereira is the reigning UFC Middleweight Champion and is currently on a 7-fight winning streak. The 2022 Male Fighter of the Year dethroned Adesanya in the 5th round by TKO at UFC 281 for the championship. Adesanya, who is 23-2, had a 3-year reign as champion and is looking to regain his title on Saturday night.
Find out how to watch UFC 287, below.
When to Watch
The early prelims begin on Saturday, April 8, at 6:00 PM ET, with the prelims following at 8:00 PM ET, and the main card beginning at 10:00 PM ET.
How to Watch
Subscribers to ESPN+ can watch all of Saturday’s fights inside the Octagon. Current subscribers can purchase Saturday’s fight for $79.99, and new subscribers can save 30% by purchasing UFC 287 and signing up for an ESPN+ Annual plan for $124.98.
The early prelims will air on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass, and the prelims will air on ESPN which you can watch on DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo, and YouTube TV on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or any other compatible device.
Early Prelims – 6:00 PM ET
- Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lupita Godinez (Women’s Strawweight)
- Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Trey Ogden (Catchweight (160 lb))
- Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs. Steve Garcia (Featherweight)
- Jaqueline Amorim vs. Sam Hughes (Women’s Strawweight)
Prelims – 8:00 PM ET
- Kelvin Gastelum vs. Chris Curtis (Middleweight)
- Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs. Luana Pinheiro (Women’s Strawweight)
- Gerald Meerschaert vs. Joe Pyfer (Middleweight)
- Karl Williams vs. Chase Sherman (Heavyweight)
Main Card – 10:00 PM ET
- Alex Pereira (c) vs. Israel Adesanya (Middleweight)
- Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal (Welterweight)
- Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez (Bantamweight)
- Kevin Holland vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (Welterweight)
- Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Christian Rodriguez (Bantamweight)
Sign up for ESPN+ to purchase UFC 287 and watch all of Saturday’s bouts in the Octagon live.