UFC 297: Strickland vs. du Plessis, a highly anticipated event in the world of mixed martial arts, is set to deliver an action-packed lineup of fights. With the battle set for Saturday, January 20, 2024, at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and airing on ESPN+, this event marks a significant return for the UFC to Toronto after several years and the promotion’s first show there since the pandemic.
The main event features a gripping Middleweight Title Bout between the reigning champion Sean Strickland and the formidable challenger Dricus du Plessis. Additionally, the fight card boasts a Women’s Bantamweight Title Bout for the vacant title between Raquel Pennington and Mayra Bueno Silva, adding to the night’s allure. With fighters hailing from different parts of the world, UFC 297 is a balanced event featuring all the styles that keep MMA fans coming back for more.
When to Watch
Early prelims are available at 6:30 PM EST. The event itself kicks off with the prelims starting at 8:00 PM EST, followed by the main card at 10:00 PM EST. From start to finish, the night looks to offer a unique blend of technique, power, and resilience.
How to Watch
MMA enthusiasts have the opportunity to stream all the UFC action on Saturdays via ESPN+. This pay per view is available to current subscribers for $79.99. For new subscribers, the event with an annual ESPN+ subscription is $134.98 . It’s accessible on various devices including Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and others compatible with ESPN+.
The early prelims will air on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass, and the prelims will air on ESPNEWS which you can watch on DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or any other compatible device.
Sign up for ESPN+ and prepare for an unforgettable night of martial arts prowess and adrenaline-pumping action at UFC 297: Strickland vs. du Plessis.
The Fight Card
Early Preliminary Card (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass) – Begins at 6:30 PM EST
- Welterweight Bout: Yohan Lainesse vs. Sam Patterson
- Women’s Flyweight Bout: Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Priscila Cachoeira
- Flyweight Bout: Malcolm Gordon vs. Jimmy Flick
Preliminary Card (ESPNews / ESPN+) – Begins at 8:00 PM EST
- Bantamweight Bout: Brad Katona vs. Garrett Armfield
- Featherweight Bout: Charles Jourdain vs. Sean Woodson
- Bantamweight Bout: Serhiy Sidey vs. Ramon Taveras
- Women’s Strawweight Bout: Gillian Robertson vs. Polyana Viana
Main Card (ESPN+) – Begins at 10:00 PM EST
- Middleweight Title Bout: Sean Strickland vs. Dricus du Plessis
- Women’s Bantamweight Title Bout: Raquel Pennington vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
- Welterweight Bout: Neil Magny vs. Mike Malott
- Middleweight Bout: Chris Curtis vs. Marc-André Barriault
- Featherweight Bout: Arnold Allen vs. Movsar Evloev
Ensure your spot ringside by signing up for ESPN+ and brace yourself for UFC 297: Strickland vs. du Plessis, a night where champions are made and legends are born.