What time is Strickland vs Du Plessis?: TV Channel, where to watch it online, Schedule

As the anticipation builds for UFC 297, the clash between Sean Strickland and Dricus du Plessis takes center stage.

In this guide, we break down the key details surrounding the event, from the pre-fight press conference highlights to the fight schedule and where to catch all the action online.

Head-to-Head at the Pre-Fight Press Conference

Sean Strickland vs Dricus Du Plessis
Sean Strickland vs Dricus Du Plessis

The atmosphere was electric as UFC 297 headliners Sean Strickland and Dricus du Plessis faced off at the pre-fight press conference. Strickland, the current middleweight title holder, promised an intense showdown, emphasizing his critical approach without any personal animosity.

On the other side, Du Plessis exuded confidence, expressing his eagerness to become the new middleweight champion.

Stylistic Matchup

This bout is not just a clash of champions but also a stylistic matchup. Both fighters, known for their aggressiveness, set the stage for a quality battle. The UFC site acknowledges the similarity in their fighting styles, indicating a closely contested fight with equal chances of victory for either contender.

Strickland vs. Du Plessis Fight Schedule

What time does the Strickland vs Du Plessis fight start?

  • Prelims Kickoff: Saturday, Jan. 20 at 18:30 ET.
  • Main Event: Saturday, Jan. 20 at 22:00 ET.

The preliminary card promises to set the stage for an exciting main event, and fans can catch all the action at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada.

Where to Watch Online

Where to watch the UFC 297 main event fight in the United States?

The Strickland vs. Du Plessis fight will be exclusively available on ESPN+ PPV. Tune in to witness the clash of these middleweight titans. Additionally, early prelims can be streamed on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass, while the preliminary card will be broadcast on ESPN News and ESPN+.

Full UFC 297 Fight Card

  1. Main Event: Sean Strickland (c) vs. Dricus du Plessis
  2. Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Raquel Pennington
  3. Mike Malott vs. Neil Magny
  4. Chris Curtis vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
  5. Movsar Evloev vs. Arnold Allen
  6. Brad Katona vs. Garrett Armfield
  7. Charles Jourdain vs. Sean Woodson
  8. Serhiy Sidey vs. Ramon Taveras
  9. Gillian Robertson vs. Polyana Viana
  10. Yohan Lainesse vs. Sam Patterson
  11. Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Priscila Cachoeira
  12. Malcolm Gordon vs. Jimmy Flick


What time do the Strickland vs Du Plessis fight and prelims start?

Prelims kick off at 18:30 ET, with the main event starting at 22:00 ET on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Prelims kick off at 18:30 ET, with the main event starting at 22:00 ET on Saturday, Jan. 20.

The main event will be available exclusively on ESPN+ PPV in the United States.

Who is the current middleweight champion?

Sean Strickland currently holds the middleweight title.

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