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UFC 287 India Time, Fight Card and Preview

LockerRoom Team
04 April 2023

UFC returns with UFC 287 this weekend. In a rematch of the middleweight championship, Alex Pereira will go for his first successful title defence against previous titleholder and No. 1 ranked contender Israel Adesanya.

Former welterweight championship contenders will also clash as current No. 5 ranked contender Gilbert Burns takes on No. 11 Jorge Masvidal.

Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira Preview

Pereira (7-1, competing out of Danbury, Conn. by way of Sao Paulo, Brazil) astonished the world by dethroning Adesanya in November with a thrilling comeback KO. He is a former kickboxing champion with notable KO victories over Sean Strickland and Andreas Michailidis. Pereira now aims to secure his first successful title defence by destroying Adesanya once more.

Former champion Adesanya (23-2, fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand) intends to exact some vengeance on Pereira. He is regarded as one of the greatest middleweights in UFC history, with dramatic victories against Robert Whittaker (twice), Paulo Costa, and Anderson Silva. Adesanya is now hoping to reclaim the championship with another highlight-reel finish.

Jorge Masvidal vs. Gilbert Burns Preview

Burns (21-5, fighting out of Boca Raton, Fla. via Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is eager to return to the Octagon after defeating Neil Magny in January. Burns, a submission specialist with powerful hands, has previously defeated Tyron Woodley, Stephen Thompson, and Demian Maia. By defeating Masvidal, Burns aims to establish his claim for another title opportunity.

Masvidal (35-16, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) tries to steal the show in front of his hometown fans and kick off his 2023 campaign with a bang. He is a fan favourite and has won spectacular victory over Nate Diaz, Ben Askren, and Darren Till. Masvidal now hopes to re-enter the welterweight Top 10 with another spectacular KO.

You can see the complete fight card for UFC 287 below.

UFC 287 Fight Card

  • Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez
  • Kevin Holland vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
  • Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Christian Rodriguez

UFC 287 Undercard

  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Chris Curtis
  • Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs. Luana Pinheiro
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Joe Pyfer
  • Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lupita Godinez
  • Steve Garcia vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke
  • Jaqueline Amorim vs. Sam Hughes
  • Karl Williams vs. Chase Sherman
  • Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Trey Ogden

How to watch UFC 287 in India | UFC 287 India Time and channel

UFC 287 main card will be live in India on Sunday, 9 April 2023 from 7:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time) on SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 2 and SONY LIV. The UFC 287 Early Prelims will start from 3:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time) on the UFC Fight Pass and the UFC 287 Prelims will start at 5:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time) on UFC Fight Pass.

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