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UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier: Preview, Fight Card and Timings

LockerRoom Team
29 June 2022

UFC International Fight Week returns to Las Vegas and will be capped by a stacked card headlined by a blockbuster championship double header. UFC 276: ADESANYA vs. CANNONIER will air live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 3 in Asia with the main card starting at 10 am (Hong Kong) and the prelims starting at 6 am.

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In the main event, reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defends his crown against No. 2 ranked contender Jared Cannonier. Arguably the most popular champion in the UFC today, Adesanya (22-1, fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand) goes for his fifth consecutive title defense against one of his most dangerous opponents to date. Undefeated at middleweight in his MMA career, he has delivered impressive victories over former champions Robert Whittaker (twice) and Anderson Silva, as well as Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa.

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Adesanya now plans to further extend his legacy as champion by taking out another top contender in stylish fashion. Cannonier (15-5, fighting out of Anchorage, Alaska) intends to make the most of his first UFC title shot with another signature KO. A former heavyweight and light heavyweight, Cannonier has proven that he can knock out anyone in any weight class, but it’s at middleweight where he’s been at his most devastating, with his victories over Derek Brunson, Jack Hermansson and David Branch as proof. He now aims to dethrone Adesanya and add his name to the list of middleweight champions.

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway Preview

In the co-main event, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has his sights set on successfully defending his title once again against No. 1 ranked contender Max Holloway.

Surging UFC featherweight king Volkanovski (24-1, fighting out of Windang, New South Wales, Australia) has cemented himself as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Undefeated in UFC in 11 fights, he is currently riding the momentum of two sensational championship victories over Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung. Volkanovski now expects to leave no doubt in his trilogy with Holloway that he is the true champion of the division.

Fan-favorite Holloway (23-6, fighting out of Waianae, Hawaii) is gunning to regain his title and further his legacy as one of the best featherweights in UFC history. The record holder for most featherweight wins, finishes and strikes landed, Holloway has entertained fans with wins over Yair Rodriguez, Calvin Kattar, and Jose Aldo (twice). He now looks to make a statement in his third fight with Volkanovski and secure another impressive stoppage.

Additional bouts on the card include:

An intriguing middleweight battle with title implications sees No. 4 ranked contender Sean Strickland (25-3, fighting out of Corona, Calif.) battle Alex Pereira (5-1, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (29-16, 1 NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) and Bryan Barberena (17-8, fighting out of Gastonia, N.C.) go head-to-head in an early Fight of the Night contender

A compelling bantamweight bout sees No. 10 ranked contender Pedro Munhoz (19-7, 1 NC, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) aim to silence No. 13 ranked Sean O’Malley (15-1, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.)

No. 14 ranked lightweight contender Brad Riddell (10-2, fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand by way of Christchurch, New Zealand) meets Dana White’s Contender Series alum Jalin Turner (12-5, fighting out of Fontana, Calif.)

Jim Miller (34-16, 1 NC, fighting out of Sparta, N.J.) and Donald Cerrone (36-16, 1 NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M. by way of Denver Colo.) clash to take sole possession of the record for most UFC wins

Undefeated Ian Garry (9-0, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland) meets Gabe Green (11-3, fighting out of San Pedro, Calif.) in a clash of exciting welterweight prospects

No. 12 ranked middleweight contender Brad Tavares (19-7, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) plans to defend his spot in the Top 15 against Dricus du Plessis (16-2, fighting out of Gauteng, South Africa)

Ranked middleweights collide as elite striker No. 9 Uriah Hall (18-10, fighting out of Queens, N.Y.) locks horns with submission ace Andre Muniz (22-4, fighting out of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

No. 12 ranked women’s flyweight contender Jessica Eye (15-10, 1 NC, fighting out of Cleveland, Ohio) meets Maycee Barber (10-2, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) in a pivotal bout

Jessica Rose-Clark (11-7, 1 NC, fighting out of Innisfail, Australia) returns to action against Julija Stoliarenko (9-7-1, fighting out of Utena County, Lithuania)

UFC 276 Fight Card:

  • Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier
  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway
  • Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira
  • Robbie Lawler vs. Bryan Barberena
  • Pedro Munhoz vs. Sean O’Malley

UFC 276 Under Card:

  • Brad Riddell vs. Jalin Turner
  • Jim Miller vs. Donald Cerrone
  • Ian Garry vs. Gabe Green
  • Dricus Du Plessis vs. Brad Tavares
  • Uriah Hall vs. Andre Muniz
  • Maycee Barber vs. Jessica Eye
  • Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Julija Stoliarenko

How to watch UFC 276 in India | UFC 276 India Time and Channel

Watch UFC 276 – Adesanya vs Cannonier LIVE on SONY TEN 2 channels on Sunday, 3rd July 2022 from 7:30 am Indian Standard time.

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