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How to watch UFC 302 tonight: Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier fight card details, start times and more

Russia's Islam Makhachev reacts after his Lightweight bout against Australia's Alexander Volkanovski during the Ultimate Fighting Championship 294 (UFC) event at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on October 22, 2023. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP) (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images)
Russia's Islam Makhachev will face American fighter Dustin Poirier in a lightweight championship bout this weekend. (Giuseppe CACACE / AFP) (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images)

It's almost time for UFC 302! This weekend, UFC heads to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for a fight card featuring the battle for the lightweight championship: Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier. But that's not the only action on the lineup. There are also two middleweight bouts — Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa and Kevin Holland vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk, plus a heavyweight fight with Jailton Almeida and Alexandr Romanov, a welterweight matchup between Randy Brown and Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos and plenty of prelims.

If you’re looking for ways to watch UFC 302, know this: Makhachev vs. Poirier will air exclusively on PPV (streaming for an extra fee on ESPN+) this Saturday, while the prelims will air on ESPN and stream on ESPN+.

Don't want to miss out on the UFC action? Here’s how to watch this weekend's PPV UFC fight, including start times, fight card details, how to stream UFC 302 without paying for PPV and more.

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Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024

Early prelims time: 6:15 p.m. ET

Prelims time: 8 p.m. ET

Main card time: 10 p.m. ET

Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ


Streaming: ESPN+

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For ESPN+ subscribers, UFC 302 is available to purchase through ESPN+ for $80. If you aren’t already subscribed to ESPN+, new users can bundle UFC 302 in with the cost of an annual subscription for a 30% discount, bringing your total to $134.98. UFC 302 prelims will be available to stream at no extra cost to ESPN+ subscribers. An ESPN+ subscription starts at $11 a month and grants you access to exclusive ESPN+ content, including all UFC PPV prelims, other live events, fantasy sports tools and premium ESPN+ articles. You can also get ESPN+ with the Disney+ Trio bundle for $14.99/month.

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UFC returns for another epic showdown this Saturday, June 1 for a pay-per-view lightweight championship fight.

This Saturday, the Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier UFC fight kicks off in New Jersey with early prelims at 6:15 p.m. ET, prelims at 8 p.m., and finally, the main card at 10 p.m. ET.

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Main card (Start time 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ PPV)
• Lightweight championship: Islam Makhachev (-500) vs. Dustin Poirier (+375)
• Middleweight: Sean Strickland (-210) vs. Paulo Costa (+165)
• Middleweight: Kevin Holland (-250) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (+200)
• Heavyweight: Jailton Almeida (-300) vs. Alexandr Romanov (+240)
• Welterweight: Randy Brown (-160) vs. Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos (+135)

Prelims (Start time 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+)
• Middleweight: Cesar Almeida (+110) vs. Roman Kopylov (-135)
• Lightweight: Grant Dawson (-300 vs. Joe Solecki (+260)
• Welterweight: Phil Rowe (+135) vs. Jake Matthews (-165)
• Welterweight: Niko Price (+210) vs. Alex Morono (-275)

Early prelims (Start time 6 p.m. ET, ESPN+)
• Welterweight: Mickey Gall (+220) vs. Bassil Hafez (-275)
• Women's bantamweight: Ailin Perez (-275) vs. Joselyn Edwards (+201)
• Flyweight: Mitch Raposo vs. Andre Lima