UFC 303 live results and analysis: Pereira vs. Prochazka 2


Alex Pereira defends his light heavyweight championship in a rematch with former champion Jiri Prochazka in the main event of UFC 303 on Saturday, June 29, in Las Vegas. The main card at T-Mobile Arena is on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET, with prelims and early prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ starting at 6 p.m.

Pereira (10-2) has won three fights in a row, including a second-round TKO of Prochazka in November that earned the Brazilian the vacant 205-pound title. Pereira is No. 3 in the ESPN pound-for-pound rankings.

Prochazka (30-4-1), who is ranked second (behind Pereira) in the ESPN light heavyweighht rankings, has won 14 of his last 15, with the Pereira fight his only defeat since 2015.

Here’s everything to know about watching or streaming UFC 303, including all 13 fights on the card. Check back here afterward for results and how to watch replays of each matchup.


How to watch the fights

Watch the PPV and all other fights on ESPN+: Get ESPN+ here.

Watch the prelims and early prelims on ESPN. Download the ESPN App | WatchESPN | TV schedule

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Purchased the fight on your phone and want to stream on your TV? Find out how here.

There’s also FightCenter, which offers live updates for every UFC card.



UFC 303 fight card

ESPN+ PPV, 10 p.m. ET
Light heavyweight championship: Alex Pereira (c) vs. Jiri Prochazka
Lightweight: Brian Ortega vs. Diego Lopes
Light heavyweight: Anthony Smith vs. Roman Dolidze
Women’s bantamweight: Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Macy Chiasson
Welterweight: Ian Machado Garry vs. Michael Page
ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m.
Middleweight: Joe Pyfer vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
Featherweight: Cub Swanson vs. Andre Fili
Featherweight: Charles Jourdain vs. Jean Silva
Men’s bantamweight: Payton Talbott vs. Yanis Ghemmouri
ESPN/ESPN+, 6 p.m.
Strawweight: Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs. Gillian Robertson
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Martin Buday
Men’s flyweight: Rei Tsuruya vs. Carlos Hernandez
Men’s bantamweight: Ricky Simon vs. Vinicius Oliveira
(c) = defending champion


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