UFC 248 takes place on Saturday, March 7, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In the main event, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya puts his title on the line against former title contender Yoel Romero. Paulo Costa recently defeated Romero, but since Costa cannot compete due to an injury, Romero has received the opportunity which has sparked debate among many.
In the night’s co-main event spot, former UFC strawweight title holder Joanna Jedrzejczyk will look to earn championship gold once again as she meets current champion Weili Zhang at 115-pounds.
The fight card kicks off with a preliminary card stream on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. The preliminary bouts continue on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card airing live on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
The fighters hit the scales at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, March 6 for the promotion’s ceremonial weigh-ins. You can watch that stream above.
Pay-Per-View Main Card
Israel Adesanya (184.5) vs. Yoel Romero (185) – for middleweight title
Weili Zhang (115) vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (115) – for strawweight title
Beneil Dariush (156) vs. Drakkar Klose (156)
Neil Magny (171) vs. Li Jingliang (171)
Alex Oliveira (171) vs. Max Griffin (170.5)
ESPN Preliminary Card
Sean O’Malley (135.5) vs. Jose Quinonez (135.5)
Mark Madsen (156) vs. Austin Hubbard (154.5)
Rodolfo Vieira (186) vs. Saparbek Safarov (186)
Gerald Meerschaert (185) vs. Deron Winn (185.5)
ESPN+ Preliminary Card
Emily Whitmire (117.5)* vs. Polyana Viana (116)
Giga Chikadze (146) vs. Jamall Emmers (145.5)
Danaa Batgerel (136) vs. Guido Cannetti (135.5)
* Emily Whitmire comes in 1.5 pounds over the 116-pound strawweight limit and will forfeit 20 percent of her fight purse