When and Where to Watch UFC Fight Night: Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum?

Published 04/16/2021, 4:47 AM EDT


Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum were supposed to fight at UFC 234 back in February 2019. However, the fight was called off as ‘The Reaper’ suffered a severe medical emergency and required emergency surgery. Now, two years later, the middleweights will fight on April 17, as the main event at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs Gastelum.

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Following his title fight defeat to Israel Adesanya in October 2019, ‘Bobby Knuckles’ has defeated Darren Till and Jared Cannonier. Meanwhile, Gastelum suffered three losses (one in an interim title fight against ‘The Last Stylebender‘) before claiming a victory against Ian Heinisch at UFC 258 in February.

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Given Whittaker‘s spot at the top of the rankings, the one who wins this fight will get closer to a title shot against the UFC middleweight champion. 

Besides this long-awaited middleweight clash, this card has many exciting fights as well. Jeremy Stephens and Drakkar Klose will clash in a lightweight co-main event. Also, Andrei Arlovski and Chase Sherman will clash in a heavyweight bout. Meanwhile, Abdul Razak Alhassan and Jacob Malkoun will clash in a middleweight bout. 

Ahead of the event, let’s have a look at when and where you can watch the UFC Fight Night. The event will take place on Saturday, April 17 at the UFC APEX Center in Las Vegas.

American viewers can watch the preliminary card live on ESPN+ from 07:00 PM EST. The main card will start at 10:00 PM EST. 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. American viewers can also watch the fight on the UFC Fight Pass website at the same date and timings mentioned above.

Timings for viewers around the globe for UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs Gastelum

BT Sport will stream the event live for UK viewers on their website and app for subscribers. Viewers from the UK can get access to the live event on Saturday, April 17 from 11:00 pm UK time for the preliminary card, and 02:00 am UK time on Sunday, April 18 for the main card. 

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Global viewers from regions besides the USA and UK can also get access to the event on the UFC Fight Pass website. However, the viewer will need a subscription to watch the event UFC Fight Pass. The monthly subscription for the same is $9.99 and the annual subscription is $95.99.

Also remember, the date and timings of the event will differ according to the time zone of the viewer’s location. For example: Viewers from India can get access to the live event on Sunday, April 18. The prelims will start at 4:30 am IST and the main card will start at 7:30 am IST for Indian viewers.

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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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