The final pay-per-view for the UFC in 2019 takes place on Saturday, December 14 and begins in style as the fight night takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The card features three championship matches, highlighted by the main event of the demo for the welterweight championship as Kamaru Usman (16-1) looks to defend the title for the first time against former interim titlist Colby Covington.
Other championship titles include two-time champion Amanda Nunes, who puts the women’s bantamweight belt in a rematch against Germaine de Randamie and Max Holloway, who faces Alexander Volkanovski for the Holloway featherweight championship.
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The hostility between Usman and Covington runs deep. It all began on the day Usman dominated Tyron Woodley to capture the welterweight belt at UFC 235 in March when he was due to leave, following a confrontation between Usman, manager Ali Abdel Aziz and Covington at a buffet line. Palms Hotel in Las Vegas.
From that point forward, there was constant back-and-forth debate, including an incident following Covington’s recent (15-1) win over Robbie Lawler in early August. Usman was part of the show after the race where he was interviewed by Covington. With the security surrounding them, Usman and Covington orally fired at each other until they had to be separated. They will now meet to settle the score to determine who is the best welterweight in the UFC.
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Nunes and de Randamie are no strangers to each other, with the former winner of the first round of TKO in November 2013.
Since then, Nunes (18-4) has been on one of the most memorable routes in recent memory. He is currently running a winning streak of nine races with seven of them coming off a stoppage time of Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm.
De Randamie’s career (9-3) returned after the defeat. The Dutch striker has won five in a row, including Holm’s victory at UFC 208 to become the first featherweight champion ever. Randamie stopped Aspen Ladd for 16 seconds to beat Nunes and try to become a two-part world champion.
Holloway (21-4) returns for the third time this year and goes 2-0 in his natural weight class after losing to Dustin Poirier for the intermediate lightweight title at UFC 236 to claim his 13th victory. “Blessed” continued his dominance at 145 pounds in July at UFC 240 with a dominant unanimous victory decision over Frankie Edgar to extend his win to 14 at featherweight and defended his title for the third time.
Volkanovski (20-1) rolls to UFC 245 in utter tears, leading a winning streak of 17 fights with the last seven in the octagon. The Australian has bolstered his standing as the No. 1 contender for dominance against the man most MMA experts feel is the greatest featherweight of all time, Jose Aldo at UFC 237 in May.
The top-to-bottom, UFC 245, is the most thorough card of the year. Not only do you have three league championship fights, but you also have Jose Aldo making his bantamweight debut against recent bantamweight title challenger Marlon Moraes and the guy who put the smallest weight classes on the map in Urijah Faber taking on top contender Peter 135 complete the master card. This is so close to an event you can’t miss that you’ll see from the UFC.
Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 245.
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What time does UFC 245 start?
- Date: Saturday, December 14th
- Year: 10 pm ET | 7 pm PT
UFC 245 will take place on Saturday, December 14. Pay-per-view coverage begins at 10 pm ET. Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie is the first title fight in the program, followed by Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski at the conference. Expect Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington to enter the Octagon around 12:15 am.
UFC 245 PPV Price: How Much Does the Card Cost?
The main pay-per-view card can be purchased for $ 59.99. Each PPV can only be viewed on ESPN + by the end of 2025.
Where is UFC 245 made?
UFC 245 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
UFC 245 betting odds
According to Bovada, Usman is a moderate favorite. Kamaru Usman is the -185 favorite, which means you need to bet $ 185 to win $ 100. Colby Covington is a +150 underdog, which means if you bet $ 100, you would have $ 150.
Amanda Nunes (-300) and Max Holloway (-175) are also favored to defend their championships.
UFC 245 Fight Card
- Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Colby Covington for Usman Welterweight title
- Max Holloway (c) vs. Alexander Volkanovski for Holloway’s Featherweight Title
- Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Germaine de Randamie for Nunes’ Featherweight Women’s Featherweight Title
- Marlon Moraes vs. José Aldo; Bantamweight
- Petr Yan vs. Urijah Faber. Bantamweight
- Geoff Neal vs. Mike Perry. Welterweight
- Ketlen Vieira vs. Irene Aldana. Women’s bantamweight
- Ian Heinisch vs. Omari Ahmedov. Middleweight
- Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders. Welterweight
- Chase Hooper vs. Daniel Teymur. Lightweight boxer
- Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France. Flyweight
- Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araújo; Flyweight Women
- Punahele Soriano vs. Oskar Piechota; Middleweight