UFC Saudi Arabia: Robert Whittaker vs. Ikram Aliskerov - Full fight card, date, start time, streaming, how to watch, venue and more

UFC Saudi Arabia fight event details. [Image courtesy: Getty Images]
UFC Saudi Arabia fight event details. [Image courtesy: Getty Images]

The UFC is finally making its highly anticipated debut in Saudi Arabia on June 22, 2024. The much-awaited UFC Saudi Arabia event, initially planned for March, was rescheduled to ensure the participation of top-tier fighters. The action unfolds at the state-of-the-art Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The main event features a thrilling middleweight clash between former champion Robert Whittaker and rising star Ikram Aliskerov. Other key matchups on the main card include a heavyweight showdown between Sergei Pavlovich and Alexander Volkov, a welterweight bout pitting Kelvin Gastelum against Daniel Rodriguez, and exciting fights in the featherweight and light heavyweight divisions.

Here's a comprehensive breakdown of everything you need to know about UFC Saudi Arabia.

UFC Saudi Arabia: Full fight card

The fight night features a stacked card with five thrilling main card bouts and seven preliminary card fights:

Main Card

Robert Whittaker vs. Ikram Aliskerov (Middleweight bout)

Sergei Pavlovich vs. Alexander Volkov (Heavyweight bout)

Johnny Walker vs. Volkan Oezdemir (Light Heavyweight bout)

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Daniel Rodriguez (Welterweight bout)

Sharabutdin Magomedov vs. Joilton Lutterbach (Middleweight bout)

Muhammad Naimov vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan (Baghdasaryan reportedly pulled out due to injury)

The preliminary card boasts some exciting prospects, including Dana White's Contender Series standout Farid Basharat and Road to UFC tournament winners.


Magomed Gadzhiyasulov vs. Brendson Ribeiro (Light heavyweight bout)

Farid Basharat vs. Montel Jackson (Bantamweight bout)

Abu Azaita vs. Denis Tiuliulin (Middleweight bout)

Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Nicolas Dalby (Welterweight bout)

Nasrat Haqparast vs. Jared Gordon (Lightweight bout)

Kang Kyung-ho vs. Muin Gafurov (Bantamweight bout)

Xiao Long vs. Lee Chang-ho (Bantamweight bout)

UFC Saudi Arabia: start time and streaming

United States: Catch the preliminary card starting at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT on Saturday, June 22nd, exclusively on ESPN+. The main card kicks off at 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT and will be broadcast live on ABC and streamed on ESPN+ and Fubo (free trial available).

United Kingdom: Fans in the UK can witness the main card on TNT Sports, starting at 7 pm GMT on Saturday, June 22.

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Edited by Anurag Mitra
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