When and Where To Watch UFC Fight Night: Marina Rodriguez vs. Michelle Waterson

Published 05/07/2021, 5:55 AM EDT


UFC Fight Night: Marina Rodriguez vs. Michelle Waterson was supposed to be headlined by a bantamweight clash between Cory Sandhagen, and former two-time UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. However, Dillashaw pulled out of the UFC Fight Night main event because of a cut he received in training.

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After Dillashaw withdrew from the fight, the event now will be headlined by a women’s flyweight clash between Marina Rodriguez 13-1-2 (W-L-D) and Michelle Waterson 18-8-0 (W-L-D).

Rodriguez is stepping inside the octagon after a spectacular TKO victory over Amanda Ribas at UFC 257. On the other hand, ‘The Karate Hottie’ will make her 2021 debut inside the octagon after a magnificent split decision win over Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 10 on September 12, 2020.

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The UFC Fight Night also has other great fights on the main card. UFC veteran Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone will clash in a welterweight bout against Alex Morono as the co-main event of the night. Neil Magny and Geoff Neal will also collide in a welterweight bout right before the co-main event.

Ahead of the event, here is the date, timings, and where you can watch the event live in your location.

UFC Fight Night viewers from the USA

The event will take place on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States. For viewers in the USA, the event will commence at 2 p.m. PST as the preliminary card starts at that time. The main card will begin at 5 p.m. PST.

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The event will be live-streamed on ESPN 2 channel and ESPN+. However, one will need a subscription to watch on ESPN+. The subscription costs $5.99 per month, and an annual subscription will cost $59.99.

Date, timings, and streaming platforms for viewers from the UK, India, Australia, and other regions around the globe

For viewers from the UK, the event will start on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The prelims will begin at 9 p.m. BST, and the main card will begin on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at 12 a.m. BST.

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UK viewers can also watch the event on UFC Fight Pass with a subscription. The monthly subscription will cost $9.99, and the annual subscription will cost $95.99. On UFC Fight Pass, viewers can also get access to the prelim fights.

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Viewers from India can also get access to the event live on UFC Fight Pass. For Indian viewers, the event will take place on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The prelims will commence at 2:30 a.m. IST, and the main card will begin at 5:30 a.m. IST.

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Australian viewers will also get access to the event live on UFC Fight Pass. For viewers from Australia, the event will take place on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The event will commence at 7 a.m. AEST as the preliminary card starts at that time. The main card will begin at 10 a.m. AEST.

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Also, viewers from regions besides the USA, Canada, UK, India, and Australia can watch the event live on UFC Fight Pass. Remember, the date and timings will differ according to the viewer’s regional time zone.

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Arman Khan

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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