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UFC 297 UK Time: Start Time in GMT

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MMA enthusiasts across the UK are gearing up for an exhilarating night as UFC 297 is set to unfold. The event, taking place at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada, will feature a highly anticipated middleweight title clash between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis.

This bout marks the first UFC pay-per-view of the year, adding to the excitement.

Main Event: Strickland vs Du Plessis

Sean Strickland, the reigning middleweight champion, is set to defend his title against the formidable Dricus Du Plessis. Strickland, who claimed the title four months ago in a stunning victory over Israel Adesanya, faces a tough opponent in Du Plessis. The South African challenger has been unbeaten since joining the UFC over three years ago and has a reputation for finishing fights decisively, as evidenced by his knockout of former champion Robert Whittaker last July.

UFC 297 UK Time Main Event

For UK viewers, the main event featuring Strickland and Du Plessis is expected to start around 5 am GMT. This timing allows fans in the UK to catch the action live, albeit in the early hours of the morning.

UFC 297 UK Time: Main Card and Prelims

The main card, which includes the Strickland vs Du Plessis fight, will commence at 3 am GMT.

This card also features a notable bout between British featherweight Arnold Allen and Movsar Evloev, along with a women’s title fight between Raquel Pennington and Mayra Bueno Silva, expected to begin around 4:30 am GMT.

UFC 297 can be viewed live in the UK, with the preliminary card starting at 1 am UK time on Sunday. For those interested in the early preliminary card, it will be available exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, starting at 11:30 pm on Saturday night.

Additionally, the fights can be streamed via the Discovery+ app, accessible on mobile, tablet, and select streaming devices.


  • What time does UFC 297 start in the UK?
    • The main card starts at 3 am GMT, with the Strickland vs Du Plessis fight expected around 5 am GMT.
  • Where can I watch UFC 297 in the UK?
    • UFC 297 will be broadcast live on TNT Sports, and can also be streamed via the Discovery+ app.
  • Who is fighting in the main event of UFC 297?
    • Sean Strickland defends his middleweight title against Dricus Du Plessis.
  • Is there a British fighter on the UFC 297 card?
    • Yes, British featherweight Arnold Allen is fighting Movsar Evloev.
  • What other significant fights are on the UFC 297 card?
    • The card includes a women’s title fight between Raquel Pennington and Mayra Bueno Silva.
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