UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on March 7, 2020 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, United States. Buy UFC PPV on ESPN+ to watch the biggest UFC fights in HD quality wherever you stream. ESPN+ is available on your favorite connected devices. UFC 248 LIVE on PPV March 8. Register for UFC 251: Perth Pre-Sale · Order UFC 248 on PPV · Donate to Australian Bushfire Relief · UFC Fight Pass. UFC 248 takes place live on March 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card pay-per-view is scheduled to begin on at 9:00 pm ET on ESPN+ PPV. UFC 248 is the latest major MMA event from the biggest promotion in the sport. UFC 248 will broadcast live on Saturday, March 7 from the T-Mobile Arena. Unlock MORE of your inner combat sports fan with UFC Fight Pass! Fighting is what we live for. And no one brings you MORE live fights, new shows.
A UFC Middleweight Championship bout between the current champion Israel Adesanya and former challenger Yoel Romero is expected to headline the event. A UFC Middleweight Championship bout between the current champion Israel Adesanya and former challenger Yoel Romero is expected to headline the event. A bout between former UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier was expected to take place at this event. However, on 15 January 2020, it was announced that Whittaker pulled out of the bout. Subsequently, promotion officials announced that Cannonier be on ‘stand by’ in the event that one of the main event participants were to pull out of that contest. Cannonier will train, attend fight week activities, make weight and in turn, be compensated. In turn, Cannonier indicated in mid-February that he had suffered chest muscle injury while training and would be sidelined for several months.
A bantamweight bout between Sean O’Malley and José Alberto Quiñónez was originally scheduled to take place at UFC 229. However, it was scrapped after O’Malley failed a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test. A featherweight bout between Douglas Silva de Andrade and Movsar Evloev was scheduled to take place at the event. However, de Andrade withdrew from the bout due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Jamall Emmers. Subsequently, Evloev pulled out of the fight in late February citing injuries sustained in a road accident. He was replaced by Giga Chikadze.
The bout was then expected to take place at UFC 247, but it was eventually moved to this event for unknown reasons. While not officially announced by the organization, a featherweight bout between Calvin Kattar and Jeremy Stephens was expected to take place at the event. However, Stephens was removed from the card in mid-January with an injury. The pairing is expected to be left intact and rescheduled for UFC 249 on 18 April. A middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan was scheduled at the event; however it was announced on February 20, 2020 that the bout has moved to UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris.
Middleweight Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero
Women’s Strawweight Zhang Weili vs Joanna Jędrzejczyk
Lightweight Beneil Dariush vs Drakkar Klose
Welterweight Neil Magny vs Li Jingliang
Welterweight Alex Oliveira vs Max Griffin
Preliminary Card (ESPN)
Bantamweight Sean O’Malley vs. José Alberto Quiñónez
Lightweight Mark Madsen vs. Austin Hubbard
Middleweight Rodolfo Vieira vs. Saparbek Safarov
Middleweight Gerald Meerschaert vs. Deron Winn
Early Preliminary Card (ESPN+)
Women’s Strawweight Emily Whitmire vs. Polyana Viana
Bantamweight Danaa Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti
How to Watch UFC 248 Live Streaming?
Watch UFC 248 Adesanya vs. Romero online March 7 on ESPN+. Can the Cuban challenger crush the exciting Kiwi champ? one of the most electric champions in all of MMA takes to the octagon on Saturday night for his first full title defense. After an unrivaled two year stretch, the UFC Middleweight champ starts 2020 with a tough fight against a worthy challenge who is in the midst of a rough stretch. See this match, plus the Women’s Strawweight title match as part of a full night of fights easily with UFC 248 Pay-Per-View featuring Adesanya vs. Romero in the ESPN app.
What is UFC 248?
UFC 248 is the latest major MMA event from the biggest promotion in the sport. UFC 248 will broadcast live on Saturday, March 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This will be a split-broadcast event available with cards on ESPN+, ESPN and PPV, so you will need multiple subscriptions and logins to see everything in the ESPN app. The Early Prelims come first at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPN+. At 8 p.m., the Prelims are exclusively on ESPN. Finally, the Main Card will be on at 10 p.m. as a PPV via ESPN+, headlined by Adesanya vs. Romero.
How much will UFC 248 Pay Per View cost?
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New subscribers and current subscribers on monthly plans can choose a special offer with months of sports to enjoy. The deal combines an annual subscription to ESPN+, which usually costs $49.99 a year, with UFC 248 PPV for $84.98. This gives new and monthly subscribers a big savings on this sports streaming service compared to the regular prices. That subscription includes a full year of live UFC Fight Nights, many Top Rank Boxing cards, daily games from MLB & NHL, a full slate of MLS games, Men’s College Basketball, and so much more.
How to order UFC 248 Pay-Per-View
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UFC 248 Adesanya vs. Romero — The Main Event Preview
Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya (18-0) is the newly crowned UFC Middleweight Champion, and this undefeated fighter made a fast rise to become a titleholder. Adesanya joined the UFC just two years ago, and he started off with a splash by scoring a Performance of the Night bonus for his second round TKO of Rob Wilkinson on Feb. 11, 2018. Adesanya stayed active, notching four fights in 2018. Then in 2019, he had three major fights that changed his career. In February 2019, he beat UFC legend and former champion Anderson Silva in a hard-fought unanimous decision. After the fight, the two men bowed to each other in the ring and then embraced.