UFC Vegas 35: Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze fight card, start time, channel guide.
It’s rare that UFC fans are treated to three main-event caliber fights on a single fight night card, but that appears to be the case with UFC Vegas 35. Edson Barboza faces rising featherweight star Giga Chikadze in the main event and is co-headlined by The Ultimate Fighter: Season 29 Finale matchups; Bryan Battle vs. Gilbert Urbina and Ricky Turcios vs. Brady Hiestand.
Barboza has been on fire since moving from lightweight to featherweight, winning back-to-back fights and two of his last three bouts since making the move to 145 pounds. Chikadze stole the show at UFC Vegas 25, earning a vicious first-round knockout over UFC veteran Cub Swanson and continuing his undefeated UFC tenure.
Season 29 of The Ultimate Fighter concludes as a part of UFC Vegas 35 main card. Battle, the last pick earlier on in the season by Team Volkanovski, faces teammate Urbina who fills in on short notice after Team Ortega’s Tresean Gore suffered a meniscus injury leading up to the scheduled bout.
The bantamweight finals matchup features Team Volkanovski teammates Turcios and Hiestand battling out for a UFC contract after both fighters dominated their matchups during the season.
The main card also features the return of former UFC interim lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee in a welterweight bout with Daniel Rodriguez, and The Ultimate Fighter alternate Micheal Gillmore facing Team Ortega’s Andre Petroski.
Here’s everything you’ll need to tune in to UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze.
How to watch UFC Vegas 35: Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze
Date: Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021
Start Time: The main card begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, prelims begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Venue: UFC APEX
Main card live stream: ESPN / ESPN+
Prelims live stream: ESPN+
Full UFC Vegas 35: Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze fight card
Main Card (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT, ESPN/ESPN+)
- Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze
- Bryan Battle vs. Gilbert Urbina
- Ricky Turcios vs. Brady Hiestand
- Kevin Lee vs. Daniel Rodriguez
- Andre Petroski vs. Micheal Gillmore
- Makhmud Muradov vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Preliminary Card (7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT, ESPN+)
- Antonio Braga Neto vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan
- Sam Alvey vs. Wellington Turman
- Ketlen Vieira vs. Sara McMann
- Dustin Jacoby vs. Darren Stewart
- Tracy Cortez vs. JJ Aldrich
- Jamall Emmers vs. Pat Sabatini