UFC Sydney 2023: Tickets, Times and Everything You Need to Know About UFC 293
UFC 293 marks the return of MMA promotion in Australia. The event will take place later this year on September 9th (AEST on September 10th) at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena.
No main event or co-main event has been announced for this map at this time, but four fights have been confirmed. UFC star and Ozzy heavyweight Tai Tuibasa is the biggest name on the list, and is expected to face fellow heavyweight hitter Alexander Volkov.
The rumored main event for this map is Israel Adesanya vs Dorikas du Plessis. The South African secured his spot as the No. 1 contender with a stunning win over Robert Whittaker this week. But so far nothing has been confirmed.
Fans wishing to purchase PPV tickets can do so on the official UFC ticketing site, as well as through TickerMaster or TicketMerchant. Tickets for the event and exclusive VIP packages are still available.
Per the UFC, the events time are:
|Date||September 10, 2023|
|Venue||Qudos Bank Arena|
- Early Prelims. 3 PM PDT. Watch on UFC Fight Pass.
- Prelims. 5 PM PDT. Watch on ABC, ESPN or ESPN+
- Main Card. 7 PM PDT. Order on ESPN+
For UK fans the main card kicks off at it’s usual time of 3 AM GMT and for those in India that’s 7:30 AM IST.
For fans in Australia the day of the event, the main-card will be at 12 PM AET on September 10, which is 2 PM for those in New Zealand.
Kai Kara-France makes quick fight turn-around for UFC 293
Kai Kara-France has refused to dwell on his latest loss by accepting a fight against Manel Kape at UFC 293 later this year.
The No. 5-ranked men’s flyweight is currently on a two-fight skid, coming up short against Brandon Moreno for the interim title in 2022 before then controversially losing his last fight to Amir Albazi via split-decision last month.
The controversy spread quickly, with many MMA fans and pundits supporting Cara France’s side against the judge’s decision. Fans then expected the 30-year-old to be out of the sport for a while.
The New Zealander chose the opposite, and just two weeks after his loss to Albaji, Don’t Blink was confirmed for UFC 293.