Main Card features Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic 2 and Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz – All fights live and exclusively on ESPN+ PPV at 10 pm ET; Pre- and Post Show on ESPN+ – To purchase, visit ESPNPlus,com/PPV or on the ESPN App on mobile and connected-TV devices
ESPN+ available on the ESPN App, ESPN.com and connected TV devices. To subscribe, visit www.espnplus.com/ufcUFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2 in Anaheim streams exclusively on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday, August 17, at 10 p.m. ET from the Honda Center.
The main event features a heavyweight championship rematch between No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter Daniel Cormier (22-1-0) defending his title against former titleholder and No. 1 contender Stipe Miocic (18-3-0). UFC 241 will also feature a co-main welterweight bout between Anthony Pettis (22-8-0) and Nate Diaz (20-11-0).
After Daniel Cormier became only the second fighter to hold championships in two UFC divisions concurrently by defeating Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 last year (Cormier is now one of four such fighters), both fighters return to Anaheim for a rematch where Cormier will look to defend his title for the second time. The KO at UFC 226 has Miocic seeking revenge and looking to become only the fourth fighter to reclaim the UFC heavyweight championship title.
In the co-main event, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis made a splash in the welterweight division and looks to keep his momentum rolling against the winner of The Ultimate Fighter season five Nate Diaz. Making his first appearance since his double-bill against Conor McGregor, Diaz is looking for another big finish in his return to the Octagon.
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UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2
Programming (All times ET)
Fri., 8/16 12 p.m. Ariel and the Bad Guy: Official Weigh-in show ESPN+
5 p.m. Ceremonial Weigh-in ESPN2
6 p.m. Pre-Show ESPN+
Sat., 8/17 6:30 p.m. Early Prelims ESPN+, English and Spanish
8 p.m. Prelims ESPN (English), ESPN App (Spanish)
8 p.m. Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show ESPN Radio
10 p.m. UFC 241 Main Card ESPN+ PPV, English and Spanish
1 a.m. Post Show ESPN+
Main Card and Prelims (All times ET):
10:00 PM Main Daniel Cormier (C) vs. Stipe Miocic
Co-Main Anthony Pettis vs. Nate Diaz
Undercard Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
Undercard Gabriel Benitez vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Undercard Derek Brunson vs. Ian Heinisch
8:00 PM Feature Devonte Smith vs. Khama Worthy
Undercard Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen
Undercard Christos Giagos vs. Drakkar Klose
Undercard Manny Bermudez vs. Casey Kenney
6:15 PM Feature Hannah Cifers vs. Jodie Esquibel
Undercard Kyung Ho Kang vs. Brandon Davis
Undercard Sabina Mazo vs. Shana Dobson