The UFC’s sixth pay-per-view occasion of 2024 goes down Saturday in Newark, N.J.

Right here’s tips on how to watch UFC 302 with the bantamweight title on the road on the high of the cardboard.

Broadcast and streaming information

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UFC 302 has a most important card that begins at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (by way of ESPN+). The four-fight prelim card airs on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET, and three early prelims stream on ESPN+ at 6:15 p.m. ET.

Keep tuned to MMA Junkie for extra broadcast particulars later this week.

Primary occasion: Islam Makhachev

Russia’s Islam Makhachev reacts after his Light-weight bout towards Australia’s Alexander Volkanovski in the course of the Final Preventing Championship 294 (UFC) occasion on the Etihad Area in Abu Dhabi on October 22, 2023. (Photograph by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP) (Photograph by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP by way of Getty Photographs)

Report: 25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC
Opponent: Dustin Poirier (30-8 MMA, 22-7 UFC)
Division: Light-weight
Key wins: Alexander Volkanovski (twice), Charles Oliveira, Bobby Inexperienced, Dan Hooker, Arman Tsarukyan
Misc.: The 32-year-old Makhachev grew up with Khabib Nurmagomedov and has educated with him each step of the way in which. This will likely be his third tried title protection after back-to-back wins over Volkanovski.

Primary occasion: Dustin Poirier

Mar 9, 2024; Miami, Florida, USA; Benoit Saint Denis (blue gloves) fights Dustin Poirier (crimson gloves) throughout UFC 299 at Kayesa Heart. Obligatory Credit score: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports activities

Report: 30-8 MMA, 22-7 UFC
Opponent: Islam Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC)
Division: Light-weight
Key wins: Benoit Saint Denis, Michael Chandler, Conor McGregor (twice), Dan Hooker, Max Holloway (twice), Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, Anthony Pettis
Misc.: Poirier has his third crack at an undisputed UFC title. He beat Holloway to win an interim belt in 2019, however misplaced to Khabib Nurmagomedov in his first true title shot. After his win over Hooker and two finishes of McGregor, he was submitted by Charles Oliveira in his second crack on the belt.

Co-main occasion: Paulo Costa

Feb 17, 2024; Anaheim, California, USA; Paulo Costa gestures towards Robert Whittaker throughout UFC 298 at Honda Heart. Obligatory Credit score: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports activities

Report: 14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC
Opponent: Sean Strickland (28-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC)
Division: Middleweight
Key wins: Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero, Uriah Corridor, Johny Hendricks
Misc.: After a 13-0 begin to his profession, Costa obtained a title shot in 2020, however was knocked out by Israel Adesanya. Since then, he’s dropped fights to former champion Robert Whittaker and former title challenger Marvin Vettori. A Struggle of the Night time warfare with ex-champ Rockhold is the one shiny spot the previous 4 years, so a win over an ex-champ like Strickland could possibly be of paramount significance.

Co-main occasion: Sean Strickland

Jan 20, 2024; Toronto, Canada, USA; Sean Strickland (crimson glove) fights Dricus Du Plessis (blue gloves) throughout UFC 297 at ScotiaBank Area. Obligatory Credit score: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports activities

Report: 28-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC
Opponent: Paulo Costa (14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC)
Division: Middleweight
Key wins: Israel Adesanya, Jack Hermansson, Uriah Corridor, Brendan Allen
Misc.: Strickland cashed in on a little bit of a shock title shot that got here on the heels of wins over Nassourdine Imavov and Abusupiyan Magomedov and largely dominated Adesanya to win the title this previous September. His reign lasted simply 4 months; he misplaced the belt to Dricus du Plessis in January.

UFC debut: Mitch Raposo

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Mitch Raposo prepares to combat Jake Hadley in a flyweight combat throughout Dana White’s Contender Collection season 5, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Report: 9-1
Opponent: Andre Lima (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Division: Flyweight
Key wins: Justin Valentin (for Cage Titans flyweight title)
Misc.: The 25-year-old Raposo is simply three years faraway from Season 29 of “The Final Fighter.” After that season, he misplaced to present UFC fighter Jake Hadley on Dana White’s Contender Collection. However since then, he has 4 straight stoppages, a Cage Titans title, and now a short-notice second likelihood with the UFC.

UFC 302 most important card betting odds

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MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Islam Makhachev (-600) vs. Dustin Poirier (+400) – for light-weight title
  • Paulo Costa (+185) vs. Sean Strickland (-225)
  • Kevin Holland (-250) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (+205)
  • Jailton Almeida (-280) vs. Alexandr Romanov (+230)
  • Randy Brown (-170) vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (+140)

UFC 302 prelim betting odds

Joe Solecki submits Carl Deaton at UFC Struggle Night time 220


  • Cesar Almeida (+105) vs. Roman Kopylov (-125)
  • Grant Dawson (-380) vs. Joe Solecki (+280)
  • Jake Matthews (-160) vs. Phil Rowe (+135)
  • Alex Morono (-245) vs. Niko Value (+200)

UFC 302 early prelim betting odds

Sep 2, 2023; Paris, France; Joselyne Edwards (blue gloves) earlier than the combat towards Nora Cornolle (crimson gloves) throughout UFC Struggle Night time at Accor Area. Obligatory Credit score: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports activities


  • Bassil Hafez (-310) vs. Mickey Gall (+245)
  • Joselyne Edwards (+175) vs. Ailin Perez (-210)
  • Andre Lima (-205) vs. Mitch Raposo (+170)

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