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UFC 297 Card: Every confirmed fight

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UFC 297 is set to deliver an exhilarating night of martial arts action at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada. Headlining the event, UFC Middleweight Champion Sean Strickland will make his first title defence against the formidable Dricus du Plessis.

This matchup follows Strickland’s victory over Israel Adesanya at UFC 293, which marked a significant shift in the middleweight division.

UFC 297 Card: Strickland vs. Du Plessis – A Middleweight Main Event Showdown

Strickland, having dethroned Adesanya last September, faces a tough challenge in du Plessis, the No. 2 ranked middleweight contender.

Du Plessis, hailing from South Africa, has an impressive track record, including a notable win over Robert Whittaker in July 2023.

His victories over Derek Brunson, Darren Till, and Brad Tavares have solidified his position as a top contender.

Women’s Bantamweight Title on the Line

The co-main event features Raquel Pennington and Mayra Bueno Silva vying for the vacant UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.

This fight promises to be a pivotal moment for the women’s bantamweight division.

UFC 297 Card: Main Card

The main card, starting at 3 am UK time, also includes:

  • Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. Mike Malott
  • Middleweight: Chris Curtis vs. Marc-AndrĂ© Barriault
  • Featherweight: Arnold Allen vs. Movsar Evloev

UFC 297 Card: Prelims

The preliminary card, airing from 1 am, features:

  • Bantamweight: Brad Katona vs. Garrett Armfield
  • Featherweight: Charles Jourdain vs. Sean Woodson
  • Bantamweight: Serhiy Sidey vs. Ramon Taveras
  • Women’s Strawweight: Gillian Robertson vs. Polyana Viana

UFC 297 Card: Early Preliminaries

The early preliminary card, not live on UK TV, includes:

  • Welterweight: Yohan Lainesse vs. Sam Patterson
  • Women’s Flyweight: Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Priscila Cachoeira
  • Flyweight: Malcolm Gordon vs. Jimmy Flick


  • What time does UFC 297 start in the UK? UFC 297 coverage begins at 1 am UK time, with the main card expected around 3 am.
  • Where can I watch UFC 297 in the UK? UFC 297 will be available on TNT Sports 1 from 1 am.
  • Can I stream UFC 297? Yes, subscribers can stream the event via the TNT Sports website or app.
  • Is there a title fight at UFC 297? Yes, there are two title fights: Sean Strickland vs. Dricus du Plessis for the Middleweight Championship and Raquel Pennington vs. Mayra Bueno Silva for the Women’s Bantamweight Championship.
  • Are there any women’s fights at UFC 297? Yes, the card includes the Women’s Bantamweight Championship and a Women’s Strawweight bout.
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