UFC 300: Date, start-time, fight card and how to follow as Alex Pereira vs Jamahal Hill headlines landmark event

UFC 300 promises to be one of the biggest events in MMA history as Dana White prepares a mega card for the 2024 blockbuster next weekend.

The UFC has become a heavyweight in the sport since Royce Gracie defeated Gerard Gordeau in his first numbered event in 1993.


UFC chief White set to put multiple title fights on UFC 300 cardCredit: Getty

MMA mogul White has put together blockbuster cards for the UFC’s Centurion PPVS, with Brock Lesnar, Georges St-Pierre, Jon Jones and Amanda Nunes among the legends set to compete at UFC 100 and 200.

The card for UFC 300 has now been confirmed with Alex Pereira headlining as he defends his light heavyweight title against Jamahal Hill.

Elsewhere, strawweight champion Zhang Weili will face Yan Xiaonan, Justin Gaethje will face Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira will face Arman Tsarukyan.

UFC 300: Date and how to follow

UFC 300 will take place on Saturday, April 13.

The action takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Start times have not yet been confirmed, but the preliminary card is expected to kick off around 11:30 p.m. UK time.

The main card will then be around 1am, with the main event then between 4-5am.

The prelims are set to air live on UFC Fight Pass and fans can sign up for the pass here, then the main card will air live on TNT Sports Box Office in the UK.

talkSPORT will have updates throughout the fight week while will be on hand for the best reaction.

Jiri Prochazka looks to bounce back from loss to Alex Pereira


Jiri Prochazka looks to bounce back from loss to Alex PereiraCredit: Getty

UFC 300: fight card

Subject to change

Main map

  • Alex Pereira (c) vs. Jamahal Hill – for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Zhang Weili (c) vs. Yan Xiaonan – for the UFC Strawweight Championship
  • Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway
  • Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan
  • Bo Nickal vs. Cody Brundage

Preliminary map

  • Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic
  • Calvin Kattar vs. Aljamain Sterling
  • Holly Holm vs. Kayla Harrison
  • Sodiq Yusuff vs. Diego Lopes

First preliminary map

  • Renato Moicano vs. Jalin Turner
  • Jessica Andrade vs. Marina Rodriguez
  • Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller
  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt
Ariel Helwani reality checks fans angry at UFC 300 progress and draws comparisons to UFC’s best year in 2016.

UFC 300: What was said?

UFC chief Dana White has denied rumors that Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey will compete at UFC 300.

“I understand why everyone is asking for it,” he told Sports Illustrated when asked about Lesnar and Rousey’s appearances.

“I love that everyone loves them like that and with so much passion. Me too. But they definitely won’t come back for UFC 300.”

However, MMA mogul White remained more coy about McGregor’s future.

“Conor is extremely wealthy and has a lot of different options in his life,” White told TNT Sports. “You know, when Conor gets that hunger back and really wants to come back and fight, it’s all on him.

“If you look at what this guy has accomplished in such a short time, the amount of money he’s made (and) the business opportunities he’s pursued outside of the Octagon, Conor can do anything Conor wants to do.”

White refused to rule out McGregor's return to the UFC


White refused to rule out McGregor’s return to the UFCCredit: Getty

But one man who won’t be participating is Jones.

“Bones” is currently recovering from a torn pectoral muscle and aims to make his return to the UFC when he feels fully healthy.

Speaking to Submission Radio in America, he said: “I got a call from (UFC business director) Hunter Campbell, one of the head lawyers for the UFC, he said: ‘ Jon, I know it’s only nine weeks away, but if there’s any chance that you feel up to it, it would be great news for the community to have you come back and headline one of the greatest events of all time.

“And, as honored as I am for this opportunity, I just don’t think I’ll be ready. That’s just not the case.

“So, I’m getting older and I only have a few events left, and I want to give it my all on these events and make sure I come back 100 percent.”


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