Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega
The main event features Max Holloway defending the featherweight championship for the second time as he squares with Brian Ortega.Originally, Holloway and Ortega were scheduled to meet at UFC 226 in July. A couple of days before the fight, Holloway had to bow out because of what has been described as unknown health issues.Holloway (19-3) competes for the first time in 2018 after defeating Jose Aldo by third-round TKO at UFC 218 in December 2017. “Blessed” was set to face Frankie Edgar at UFC 222, but couldn’t fight because of an injury. Then, he stepped up to the plate on six days’ notice to challenge lightweight kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223. But Holloway got pulled by New York State Athletic Commission, as the native of Hawaii was struggling to make weight. Holloway says he’s good to go for UFC 231 and ready to make a statement to close out .
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UFC 231 date, start time
UFC 231 takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8. Pay-per-view coverage begins at 10 p.m. Holloway and Ortega should enter the Octagon around 12:15 a.m.
“I feel great and I cannot wait to get back inside that Octagon,” Holloway told Sporting News. “It’s time for everybody to remember who I am.”
Ortega (13-0, one no contest) last fought at UFC 222, stepping in for Holloway, to score a vicious first-round knockout of Frankie Edgar.
Holloway-Ortega is the best fight to make at 145 pounds and one of the best to make in the UFC. What a great battle to help close out the year.
How do I watch UFC 231?
The main card on pay-per-view can be purchased for $64.99. For more information on how to order UFC 231, contact your service provider. You can also live-stream UFC 231 and order the main card on UFC.TV for $64.99.
Where is UFC 231?
UFC 231 will be held at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
Max Holloway record and bio
Name: Max Holloway
Born: Dec. 4, 1991
Reach: 69 inches
Total fights: 22
Brian Ortega record and bio
Name: Brian Ortega
Born: Feb. 21, 1991
Reach: 69 inches
Total fights: 14
Record: 13-0 with one no contest.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the pay-per-view (PPV) market with its UFC 231 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, headlined by the featherweight championship showdown pitting reigning division kingpin, Max Holloway, opposite streaking division phenom, Brian Ortega. In the UFC 231 co-headliner, which goes down this Sat. night (Dec. 8, 2018) inside Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, former strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, takes on ex-bantamweight title contender, Valentina Shevchenko, with the vacant flyweight strap up for grabs. Elsewhere on the card, 185-pound power punchers, Jimi Manuwa and Thiago Santos, try to stay alive in the middleweight title hunt. And we must not forget the FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass preliminary cards, featuring such recognizable names as Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Eye, among others. Let’s just hope fans are “Blessed” enough to make it through this Friday’s weigh ins without incident!
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 231 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 231 QUICK RESULTS:
Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago Santos
Gunnar Nelson vs. Charles Oliveira
Kyle Bochniak vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Nina Ansaroff vs. Claudia Gadelha
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Eye
Eryk Anders vs. Elias Theodorou
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns
Devin Clark vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Brad Katona vs. Matthew Lopez
Chad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima
Diego Ferreira vs. Jesse Ronson
When and where is UFC 231?
The upcoming UFC 231 event will happen on December 8, 2018, at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
What channel is it on?
Although UFC 231 is happening in Toronto, Ontario, it is an international event. So, not only the TV channel in Canada that has the full right of broadcasting but also other countries. You will want to know which channel that you can tune in to watch the UFC 231. Here are the official TV channels of UFC 231: Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega from around the world.
The US Viewers can use their UFC Fight Pass to purchase the PPV event of the UFC 231. However, you can use your UFC Fight Pass credentials to watch UFC 231 Live Stream and the prelims fights for free.
Besides UFC Fight Pass, you can also tune in Fox Sports and purchase the PPV from your TV or satellite provider.
As usual, Canadian folks can tune in Fight Network to enjoy their favorite UFC content, including the UFC 231 Live Stream ppv. It is a PPV event so you will want to purchase it from the Fight Network. Consider taking a look at their official site to get informed about the details of the coverage.
UK viewers can watch the UFC 231 through the BT Sport. As usual, you could purchase the PPV from the BT Sports Box Office. Price of the PPV could be different from the other country’s market.