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UFC Saudi Arabia India Time, fight card and details

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Calendar Icon18 June 2024

The UFC will make its inaugural visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this weekend, presenting a fight card that, despite recent alterations, remains one of the most notable Fight Night events of the year.

The event, taking place at the Kingdom Arena, features a main event in the middleweight division with significant championship implications. The restructured bout between Robert Whittaker and Ikram Aliskerov offers an intriguing matchup between a former champion and a rising contender.

Robert Whittaker, originally set to fight Khamzat Chimaev, rebounded from his UFC 290 loss to current champion Dricus Du Plessis with a unanimous decision victory over Paulo Costa earlier this year. Known for consistently facing top-tier opponents in the middleweight division, Whittaker accepted the change in opponents without hesitation.

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Ikram Aliskerov, who was initially scheduled to fight newcomer Antonio Trocoli in Las Vegas, was selected to replace Chimaev and face Whittaker. The 31-year-old fighter, a product of Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS), has convincingly won his first two UFC matches and now faces a significant step up in competition.

The middleweight title picture is currently fluid, with the next championship bout yet to be announced and several fighters vying to solidify their standing. A decisive victory for either Whittaker or Aliskerov will bolster their case for a title shot and influence the dynamics of the upper echelon of the 185-pound weight class.

UFC Saudi Arabia Fight Card:

  • Robert Whittaker vs Ikram Aliskerov
  • Sergei Pavlovich vs Alexander Volkov
  • Kelvin Gastelum vs Daniel Rodriguez
  • Johnny Walker vs Volkan Oezdemir

Prelim Matches:

  • Shara Magomedov vs Joilton Lutterbach
  • Nasrat Haqparast vs Jared Gordon
  • Rinat Fakhretdinov vs Nicolas Dalby
  • Kyung Ho Kang vs Muin Gafarov
  • Magomed Gadzhiyasulov vs Brendson Ribeiro
  • Sedriques Dumas vs Denis Tiuliulin
  • Xiao Long vs Chang Ho Lee

UFC Saudi Arabia India time | How to watch UFC Saudi Arabia in India 

Event Details

  • Date: Sunday, June 23, 2024
  • Venue: Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Main Card

  • Start Time: 12:30 AM Indian Time (GMT+5:30)

Preliminary Card

  • Start Time: 9:30 PM Indian Time (GMT+5:30) on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Television Broadcast:

  • SONY TEN 2
  • SONY TEN 3


  • SONY LIV Platform

Event Details

  • Event: UFC Saudi Arabia
  • Date and Time: Sunday, June 23 at 12:30 AM GMT+5:30
  • Venue: Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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