When is UFC 287? Date, Start Time, Channel, Live Streams for Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya 2

The rivalry between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya is now over seven years old and has toured two martial arts. Each time, Pereira had walked away victorious. Now Adesanya is ready to take revenge on April 8 at UFC 287.

Pereira defends UFC middleweight title against former champion Adesanya UFC 287 takes place at Miami-Dade Arena in Florida.

A GLORY kickboxing champion, Pereira turned pro in 2015. After losing his first fight, he has won seven in a row and is 4-0 in the UFC. At UFC 281 in New York, Pereira beat Adesanya via TKO for the UFC Middleweight Title.

Adesanya made his pro debut in 2012 and joined the UFC in 2018. In 2019 he beat Kelvin Gastelum for the interim UFC middleweight title and a few months later Robert Whittaker to become champion. “The Last Stylebender” defended the belt five times before losing it to Pereira.

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The loss ended a 23-fight win streak in the division. Pereira became the second-oldest veteran UFC champion since Brock Lesnar.

Here’s all the basic information you need to know to prepare for UFC 287.

Flashback to the rivalry between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya

In 2016, Adesanya and Pereira fought at GLORY of Heroes 1 in China. Adesanya punched his opponent, but Pereira landed combos and shots that dealt damage. Depending on your point of view, Pereira slowed down towards the end, but Adesanya couldn’t take advantage of that. Pereira would ultimately secure the unanimous decision win.

Pereira then faced Adesanya at GLORY of Heroes 7 in 2017. In Pereira’s hometown of Brazil, Adesanya was the attacker who opened things up. He had Pereira on the ropes in the second round, but in the third, Pereira delivered a devastating shot to the chin that dropped Adesanya.

In her third fight at UFC 281, Adesanya landed 86 significant strikes out of 209 and more than six minutes of control time. Pereira landed 91 of 140 shots, but it wasn’t until the fifth round that he landed brutal shots that forced Adesanya through the cage. Unprotected punches were curbed and the referee had seen enough. Pereira took gold and took a 3-0 lead.

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When is UFC 287: Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya 2?

  • Date: Saturday April 8 | Sunday, April 9th
  • FIGHT PASS Prelims: 6:00 p.m. ET | 10pm ET GMT | 9 a.m. AEDT
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 12pm GMT | 11 a.m. AEDT
  • Main Card: 10 p.m. ET | 2am GMT | 1 p.m. AEDT
  • Main Event: 12:15 p.m. ET | 4:15 GMT | 3:15 p.m. AEDT (approx.)

UFC 287 takes place on April 8th. Early prelims begin at 6 p.m. ET | 10pm ET GMT | 9 a.m. AEDT, followed by the prelims at 8 p.m. ET | 12pm GMT | 11 a.m. AEDT. The UFC 287 main card begins at 10 p.m. ET | 2am GMT | 1 p.m. AEDT.

Pereira and Adesanya were due around 12:15 p.m. ET | Depart for the Octagon 4:15 GMT | 3:15 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

How to watch UFC 287: Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya 2

country Date Channel + live stream (main card)
United States Sat December 10th ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Sat December 10th BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV in UFC Fight Pass
Great Britain Sun. 11 Dec BT sport
Australia Sun. 11 Dec Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

The main card for UFC 287 is available in the US and Mexico through subscription streaming service ESPN+ for a pay-per-view cost. Past fights can be seen live on ESPN+.

In Canada, main card pay-per-view is available on BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

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In the UK, the main map will be available on BT Sport and the preliminary rounds on UFC Fight Pass.

In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya 2 PPV price: How much is UFC 287?

  • $79.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
  • $124.98 (new subscribers)

In the US, the UFC 287 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 287 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $124.98 for UFC 287 pay-per-view and an annual ESPN+ subscription that offers savings of more than 30 percent.

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product Prices
Monthly ESPN+ subscription $9.99/month
ESPN+ annual subscription $99.99/year
The Disney bundle with ad-supported Hulu $12.99/month
The Disney Bundle with Hulu No-Ads $19.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $79.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $124.98, then $99.99/year
UFC PPV and the Disney Bundle

$79.99, then $12.99/month

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UFC 287 fight card

main card

  • Alex Pereira (c) vs. Israel Adesanya 2 for the UFC Middleweight Title
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal; welterweights
  • Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez; bantam weights
  • Kevin Holland versus Santiago Ponzinibbio; welterweights
  • Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Christian Rodriguez; bantam weights

front matter

  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Chris Curtis; medium weight
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Li Jingliang; welterweights
  • Michelle Waterson vs. Luana Pinheiro; straw weights
  • Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lupita Godinez; straw weights
  • Chris Barnett vs. Chase Sherman; heavyweights
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Joe Pyfer; medium weight
  • Ignacio Bahamondes versus Nikolas Motta; lightweights

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