Pay-Per-View fight card UFC 248 Adesanya vs Romero features a pair of championship bouts on ESPN+. MMA event takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on March 7 (Mar. 8 AEDT).
Undefeated middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (18-0) makes his first title defense against ranked No.3 Yoel Romero (13-4). Adesanya claimed the undisputed crown against Robert Whittaker in October 2019 at UFC 243 in Melbourne. Romero, an Olympic silver medalist in freestyle wrestling in 2000, looks to show off his power, having earned 11 of his 13 victories by KO.
Adesanya vs Romero follows a title fight between UFC women’s strawweight champion Zhang Weili (20-1) and ranked No.4, former champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-3). Zhang is unbeaten since joining the UFC in 2018. She is the first UFC champion from China, who secured the title in 42 seconds against Jessica Andrade in August 2019. Jedrzejczyk of Poland looks to wear championship belt for the first time since 2017. She won her previous bout in October 2019 against Michelle Waterson by unanimous decision.
MMA fans in the United States can watch UFC 248 exclusively on ESPN+ PPV on March 7. The main event starts at 10 pm ET. The preliminary card is scheduled for 8 pm ET on ESPN, following the early prelims kicking off MMA action on ESPN+ at 6:30 pm ET.
UFC 248 post-show is scheduled for March 8 at 1 am ET on ESPN+ (Live and Replay).
How to watch UFC 248 in Australia (date and time) can be found here.
UFC 248 fight card
Main Card (10 pm ET on ESPN+ PPV)
Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero
Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose
Neil Magny vs. Li Jingliang
Alex Oliveira vs. Max Griffin
Preliminary card (8 pm ET on ESPN)
Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Quinonez
Mark O. Madsen vs. Austin Hubbard
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Saparbek Safarov
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Deron Winn
Early Prelims (6:30 pm ET on ESPN+)
Emily Whitmire vs. Polyana Viana
Jamall Emmers vs. Giga Chikadze
Danaa Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti