- Main Card features Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Darren Till
- Exclusively on ESPN+ PPV: Main Card starts at 10 p.m. ET
- Prelims at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and the ESPN App (in Spanish), Early Prelims at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+
- ESPN+ available on the ESPN App, ESPN.com and connected TV devices. To subscribe, visit www.espnplus.com/ufc
UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz streams exclusively on ESPN+ PPV on Saturday, November 2, at 10 p.m. ET from The World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, in New York City, New York, marking UFC’s 500th event. The 500th event will feature a stacked card headlined by an East Coast-West Coast clash between No. 3-ranked welterweight Jorge Masvidal (34-13) vs. No. 7-ranked Nate Diaz (21-11). In the co-main, No. 4-ranked middleweight Kelvin Gastelum (16-4, 1 NC) will face No. 10-ranked (welterweight) Darren Till (17-2-1) who makes his debut at middleweight. UFC Live returns to ESPN2 on Friday at 5:30 p.m., providing fans with exclusive takes on the biggest news, stars and stories tailored to UFC 244.
Considered two of the toughest fighters in UFC, Masvidal and Diaz will collide in the headliner of one of the most anticipated events of the year. Masvidal has won five of his last seven bouts, including dominant back-to-back wins. Masvidal stunned former UFC welterweight title challenger Darren Till with a second-round knockout in their main event clash in London in March, then returned to the Octagon in July and recorded the fastest knockout in UFC history with a flying-knee to defeat Ben Askren at UFC 239. After a three-year layoff, Diaz returned to the Octagon at UFC 241, defeating former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis by unanimous decision. The win, gave Diaz his first victory since submitting then-UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor during the first of their two meetings in March 2016.
In the co-main, former world title challenger Kelvin Gastelum will look to bounce back from his loss to current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 in April, an all-action affair that remains the lead contender for 2019 “Fight of the Year.” Till enters the Octagon hoping that a win against Gastelum, one of the division’s most skilled fighters, propels him to the top of the rankings in his new division. After securing wins in five of his first six UFC appearances, Till hopes to bounce back from two consecutive losses, the first of his career, which included a defeat via submission against then-welterweight champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 in September 2018.
UFC 244: Masvidal vs Diaz Original Content:
- Official coverage of fight week kicked off Sunday, October 27 with UFC 244 Countdown: Masvidal vs Diaz, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the training camps for the main and co-main fighters.
- Unlocking Victory: UFC 244 On the latest episode of Unlocking Victory airing Friday, Nov 1 at 4 a.m. ET.
- UFC Destined: Lewis vs. Ivanov (Part 1); An all-access look at former UFC heavyweight title challenger and No. 5-ranked Derrick Lewis, who will be facing No. 8-ranked Blagoy Ivanov in a heavyweight bout. Available on ESPN+ starting Tuesday, Oct. 29.
- Exclusive long-form interviews with Masvidal in Miami by Brett Okamoto and Diaz in New York City by Ariel Helwani.
Programming (All times ET)
Date Time Event Platform
Thurs., 10/31 11:00 p.m. UFC 244 Countdown: Masvidal vs. Diaz (re-air) ESPN2
Fri., Nov 1 9:00 a.m. Ariel & The Bad Guy Live (UFC 244 Official Weigh-in) ESPN+
5:00 p.m. UFC 245 Press Conference: Usman vs. Covington ESPN+
5:30 p.m. UFC Live: UFC 244 Preview ESPN2, ESPN3
6:00 p.m. UFC 244 Weigh-In: Masvidal vs. Diaz (Ceremonial) ESPN+
7:00 p.m. UFC 244 Pre-Show: Masvidal vs. Diaz ESPN+
Sat, Nov 2
6:30 p.m. UFC 244: Early Prelims ESPN+
8:00 p.m. UFC 244: Prelims ESPN2, ESPN App (in Spanish)
10:00 p.m. UFC 244: Main Card ESPN+ PPV (English and Spanish)
Sun., Nov 3 1:00 a.m. Post Show ESPN+
Main Card and Prelims (All times ET):
10:00 p.m. Main Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz ESPN+ PPV (English and Spanish)
Co-Main Kelvin Gastelum vs. Darren Till
Undercard Stephen Thompson vs. Vicente Luque
Undercard Derrick Lewis vs. Blagoy Ivanov
Undercard Kevin Lee vs. Gregor Gillespie
Feature Corey Anderson vs. Johnny Walker ESPN2, ESPN App (In Spanish)
Undercard Shane Burgos vs. Makwan Amirkhani
Undercard Brad Tavares vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
Undercard Andrei Arlovski vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Feature Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia ESPN+ (English and Spanish)
Undercard Lyman Good vs. Chance Rencountre
Undercard Julio Arce vs. Hakeem Dawodu