UFC 212 is finally here and we will get to see if Max Holloway can go into Brazil and take out the legendary Jose Aldo in front of 15,000 of his closest friends. Aldo will be the favorite but Holloway has been proving people wrong for several years. Holloway is the only fighter in the featherweight division to take Conor McGregor to the distance. And we all remember what McGregor did to Aldo last year.
In addition to Aldo vs Holloway the UFC has stacked the card with other Brazilian fighters who always show up to fight. Vitor Belfort will take on Nate Marquardt in what could be “The Phenom’s” last fight in the octagon. Belfort has been teasing retirement and if Marquardt wins we could see the end of an era in Rio tonight.
The main card which starts at 10 p.m. ET will champion Jose Aldo vs Max Holloway for the UFC flyweight title,
Claudia Gadelha vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Vitor Belfort vs Nate Marquardt, Paulo Borrachinha vs Oluwale Bamgbose and
Yancy Medeiros vs Erick Silva will start the pay per view.
The undercard of the show will be shown live and for free Fox Sports 1. FS1 will show bantamweight title contenders Raphael Assuncao vs former WSOF champ Marlon Moraes, Antonio Carlos Junior vs Eric Spicely, Johnny Eduardo vs Matthew Lopez and Iuri Alcantara vs Brian Kelleher will kick off the televised prelims.
Fight Pass will stream Jamie Moyle vs Viviane Pereira, Luan Chagas vs Jim Wallhead and Marco Beltran vs
Deiveson Alcantara will be the first fight of the night beginning at 7:30 PM ET.
With the big showdown between Holloway and Aldo in Brazil tonight you will not want to miss out on the show on pay per view.
You can order the UFC pay per view by calling your local cable TV provider or Direct TV. It’s also available on Roku for streaming if you have that on your TV. If you are in Brazil you can catch the show on Combate. If you are in Mexico, Paraguay, Peru or Argentina you can watch the show on the UFC Network. Fox South East Asia will air the event in Papau New Guinea, Singapore and most other Asian countries. In Ireland UFC 194 will be shown on TV3 on delay. Abu Dhabi Sports 6 will air the sport in most Middle East countries such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Australia will also feature the show on Main Event. New Zealand will show it on SKY TV.
There are sites online that have streams and live feeds of the show. However, they typically go down during the event and you wind up missing the fights. Ordering straight from the UFC is the best way to see the event live without any interruptions. Some folks will attempt to stream UFC 211 on Twitter’s periscope app but it will get shut down by the UFC eventually and isn’t very relaible.
You could check out a local sportsbar around town such as Hooters or Buffalo Wild Wings if you can find a booth or place to sit. Typically bars fill up very fast for big UFC events such as this one. If all else fails you can catch the highlights on Youtube or other sites such as ESPN or FoxSports.
Be sure to turn your phone off and stay off of all your social media accounts just in case something big happens. If there is a big upset or highlight reel KO on the show your friends will be texting you about what happened in Rio tonight.