Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Salt Lake City, Utah for the third time in the promotion’s history for UFC 291. For the first time since August of 2022, SLC will host a UFC event, and Saturday’s event will feature a battle of Lightweight legends in the main event.
The headline bout will feature a former interim UFC Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier taking on Justin Gaethje for the symbolic BMF title. The BMF title is up for grabs after original holder Jorge Masvidal retired from the sport earlier this year. The last time Gaethje and Poirier met was back in April of 2018 when Poirer’s hand was raised as the victor after a fourth-round KO.
Find out how to watch UFC 291, below.
When to Watch
The early prelims begin on Saturday, July 8, at 6:00 PM ET, with the prelims following at 8:00 PM ET, and the main card starting 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 291 and signing up for an ESPN+ Annual plan for $124.98.
ESPN and ABC will also air the prelims and you can watch by subscribing to DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo, YouTube TV, or any live TV streaming service that carries the network. ABC is available to watch for free with an antenna.
Early Prelims – 6:30 PM ET
- C.J. Vergara vs. Vinicius Salvador (Flyweight)
- Matthew Semelsberger vs. Uroš Medić (Welterweight)
- Miranda Maverick vs. Priscila Cachoeira (Women’s Flyweight)
Prelims – 8:00 PM ET
- Gabriel Bonfim vs. Trevin Giles (Welterweight)
- Derrick Lewis vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima (Heavyweight)
- Roman Kopylov vs. Claudio Ribeiro (Middleweight)
- Jake Matthews vs. Darrius Flowers (Welterweight)
Main Card – 10:00 PM ET
- Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje (Lightweight)
- Jan Błachowicz vs. Alex Pereira (Light Heavyweight)
- Stephen Thompson vs. Michel Pereira (Welterweight)
- Tony Ferguson vs. Bobby Green (Lightweight)
- Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Holland (Welterweight)
Don’t miss a second of Saturday’s fights inside the Octagon by purchasing UFC 291 on ESPN+.