UK start time, fight card, prelims, live stream and TV channel for Smith vs Teixeira clash TONIGHT

UFC are hosting a midweek Fight Night just days as Justin Gaethje beat Tony Ferguson at UFC 249.

This time around the headline fight is a light heavyweight clash between Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira.

Dana White has set up another UFC event in May


Dana White has set up another UFC event in MayCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza was forced to withdraw from UFC 249 after testing positive for coronavirus and bosses will hope this event can go ahead with all the fighters as planned.

When is UFC Fight Night?

Originally slated for April 25, the global coronavirus pandemic saw Smith vs Teixeira initially postponed.

UFC president Dana White has since managed to get fights going again, with this event now taking place TONIGHT, May 13.

Anthony Smith (left) tops the bill in Jacksonville


Anthony Smith (left) tops the bill in JacksonvilleCredit: AP:Associated Press

It will again be hosted at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, and like UFC 249 is set to be filmed behind-closed-doors, with no crowd in attendance.

Another UFC Fight Night will follow on Saturday May 16, with an event also slated for Saturday May 23.

What UK time will the fight start?

The prelims will begin at around midnight with the main card starting from 2am, meaning a late night for British viewers.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

UK fight fans can catch all the action from midnight on BT Sport 2 on TV for those who subscribe to the channel.

The show will also be live streamed on BT Sport’s website and app.

In the US, all fights will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish.

UFC Fight Night: Full fight card

Main card

  • Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira
  • Ben Rothwell vs Ovince St. Preux
  • Alexander Hernandez vs Drew Dober
  • Ricky Simon vs Ray Borg
  • Karl Roberson vs Marvin Vettori

Preliminary Card

  • Andrei Arlovski vs Philipe Lins
  • Michael Johnson vs Thiago Moises
  • Sijara Eubanks vs Sarah Moras
  • Hunter Azure vs Brian Kelleher

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