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UFC 296 UK Time: Start time in GMT

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As the world of mixed martial arts gears up for UFC 296, fans across the United Kingdom are eagerly awaiting the start of what promises to be an electrifying night.

The event, headlined by the much-anticipated clash between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington, is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

For UK viewers, this means tuning in at specific times to catch all the action live.

When to Watch UFC 296 in the UK

UFC 296 is scheduled for Saturday, 16th of December. The event unfolds in stages, beginning with the early prelims, followed by the regular prelims, and culminating in the main card. UK fans should note the following times:

  • Early Prelims: Start at 11 pm GMT
  • Regular Prelims: Follow at 1 am GMT on Sunday, 17 December
  • Main Card: Kicks off at 3 am GMT on Sunday

Viewing Options for UK Fans

In the UK, the prelims will be available live on TNT Sports 1 for subscribers. These early fights can also be streamed on Discovery+.

The main card, featuring the headline bouts, will be aired live on TNT Sports Box Office. This is accessible to both subscribers and non-subscribers for a fee of £19.99.

For those in the US, ESPN+ and the UFC’s Fight Pass will stream the event live.

The Odds

As the fight night approaches, betting odds are leaning slightly in favour of Edwards, with the current odds standing at:

  • Edwards: 4/6
  • Covington: 6/5

These odds, provided by Betway, reflect the tight competition expected in the main event.

UFC 296: Full Fight Card

UFC 296 isn’t just about Edwards and Covington. The event features a full card of exciting matchups:

Main Card

  • Leon Edwards (C) vs Colby Covington (Welterweight Title)
  • Alexandre Pantoja (C) vs Brandon Royval 2 (Flyweight Title)
  • Shavkat Rahkmonov vs Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (Welterweight)
  • Tony Ferguson vs Paddy Pimblett (Lightweight)
  • Josh Emmett vs Bryce Mitchell (Featherweight)


  • Alonzo Menifield vs Dustin Jacoby (Light-Heavyweight)
  • Irene Aldana vs Karol Rosa (Women’s Bantamweight)
  • Cody Garbrandt vs Brian Kelleher (Bantamweight)
  • Casey O’Neill vs Ariane Lipski (Women’s Flyweight)

Early Prelims

  • Tagir Ulanbekov vs Cody Durden (Flyweight)
  • Andre Fili vs Lucas Almeida (Featherweight)
  • Martin Buday vs Shamil Gaziev (Heavyweight)


What time does UFC 296 start in the UK? UFC 296 starts with the early prelims at 11 pm GMT on Saturday, 16 December.

How can I watch UFC 296 in the UK? The prelims are available on TNT Sports 1 and discovery+, while the main card can be watched on TNT Sports Box Office for £19.99.

Who is fighting in the main event of UFC 296? The main event features Leon Edwards defending his welterweight title against Colby Covington.

Are there any title fights at UFC 296? Yes, besides the welterweight title fight, there’s also a flyweight title bout between Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval.

What are the odds for the Edwards vs Covington fight? The odds are 4/6 in favour of Edwards and 6/5 for Covington.

UFC 296 promises to be a night filled with intense matchups and unforgettable moments. With the UK times now clear, fans can prepare to witness every thrilling second of this much-awaited event.

Written by
Jake Skudder
Jake is an SEO-minded Combat Sports, Gaming and Pro Wrestling writer and successful Editor in Chief. He has more than ten years of experience covering mixed martial arts, pro wrestling and gaming across a number of publications, starting at SEScoops in 2012 under the name Jake Jeremy.