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UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Kattar to be First Live UFC Event to Air on ABC According to a release, the main card of the UFC Fight Night event scheduled for Jan. 16 will be simulcast on both ABC and ESPN+ beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Immediately prior, the preliminary draw will stream exclusively on ESPN+ at noon ET/9 a.m. PT.
Reports of the UFC’s move to ABC first emerged in late December. Details regarding future broadcast plans with ABC have not been revealed, however.
“We are excited to collaborate with ABC to televise the first UFC event of 2021, and the first-ever live UFC event on the ABC network,” said ESPN executive vice president of programming and original content Burke Magnus. “UFC ‘Fight Island’ has captured the excitement and imagination of sports fans worldwide and what better way to start the year than by simulcasting the main card of UFC Fight Night ‘Holloway vs. Kattar’ on ESPN+ and ABC.”
UFC Fight Night, also known as UFC on ABC 1, takes place at the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and is headlined by a featherweight showdown between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar. The bout order and main card lineup for the event has not been formally revealed, but it will mark the promotion’s first-ever appearance on ABC and its first network television broadcast since UFC on Fox 31 on Dec. 15, 2018.
UFC will return to network TV when Fight Island 7 is broadcast on ABC. The UFC Fight Night event headlined by the featherweight bout between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar will occur on January 16.
UFC’s current official broadcast partner ESPN revealed the details of the first UFC event of the year to take place in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates’ capital. ESPN announced that UFC Fight Island 7 will be aired live on ABC. It is the first time that ABC will air a UFC event. The promotion has not been aired live on network TV channels since UFC on FOX 31, on the last day of 2018.
The event’s preliminary card live coverage will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN+, while the main card will follow airing on ESPN+ and ABC.
The triple-header fight week occurring at Yas Island will have two other events happening a few days after UFC Fight Island 7. UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa will face Neil Magny on January 20. The event will air on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+.
The month’s main UFC event will take place three days later when former two-division champion Conor McGregor enters the octagon once again with Dustin Poirier in UFC 257, and it will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
UFC Fight Island 7 will be the first event aired on ABC, and the first on any network TV since UFC’s previous deal with FOX ran out. Since then, the promotion has only held events with its new partner ESPN.
FOX was the home of 31 live UFC events over seven years. The first event featured a heavyweight title fight between Cain Velazquez – then the division’s champion- against Junior dos Santos. UFC on FOX 31, the last, was on air on December 31, 2018.
UFC Fight Island 7 main event will have Max Holloway – current number one featherweight contender – facing Calvin Kattar, who occupies the sixth place in the UFC featherweight rankings.
Holloway is a former UFC featherweight champion, losing his belt to Alexander Volkanovski in UFC 245. Kattar comes with a record of 22 wins and only four losses, eyeing to enter the division’s top five.
This is the current UFC Fight Island fight card at the time of writing:
Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar (featherweight)
Brian Kelleher vs. Ricky Simon (featherweight)
Julianna Pena vs. Sara McMann (women’s bantamweight)
Mike Grundy vs. Nik Lentz (featherweight)
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Muslim Salikhov (welterweight)
Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa (heavyweight)
Dusko Todorovic vs. Punahele Soriano (middleweight)
Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese (middleweight)
Austin Lingo vs. Jacob Kilburn (featherweight)
Anthony Hernandez vs. Rodolfo Vieira (middleweight)
Wu Yanan vs. Bethe Correia (women’s bantamweight)
Warlley Alves vs. Christian Aguilera (welterweight)
David Zawada vs. Ramazan Emeev (welterweight)