UFC 295 date: UK start time, full fight card and how to follow as Brit heavyweight Aspinall battles for interim title after Jones ruled out
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UFC 295 date: UK start time, full fight card and how to follow as Brit heavyweight Aspinall battles for interim title after Jones ruled out

Nov 7, 2023

British heavyweight star Tom Aspinall has been added to the revamped UFC 295 card in New York City this weekend.

The blockbuster event at the iconic Madison Square Garden venue was due to be headlined by Jon Jones’ showdown with Stipe Miocic.

Aspinall has already beaten Spivak

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Aspinall has already beaten SpivakCredit: Getty

Bones’, who is one of UFC’s biggest names and boasts an excellent 27-1-0 record, was looking to make the first defence of his heavyweight title against Miocic.

But the American suffered a gruesome injury in training that will require surgery and sideline him for the next eight months.

Jones’ injury has opened the door for the other title fight on the night to be promoted to main-event status as Jiri Prochazka takes on Alex Pereira for the vacant light heavyweight strap.

The MSG card will also now see British fighter Aspinall face Sergei Pavlovich for the interim heavyweight title as a co-main event.

UFC 295: Date and how to follow

UFC 295 will take place on Saturday, November 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The action is set to get underway at midnight for UK fans, with the main event set to start at around 4am on Sunday morning.

The prelims and main card will be shown on TNT Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. More details here.

Jones has only fought twice since 2020

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Jones has only fought twice since 2020Credit: AFP

UFC 295: Fight card

Subject to change

Main Card

  • MAIN EVENT: Jiri Prochazka vs Alex Pereira – for vacant UFC light heavyweight title
  • Tom Aspinall vs Sergei Pavlovich – for interim heavyweight title
  • Jessica Andrade vs Mackenzie Dern
  • Matt Frevola vs Benoit Saint-Denis
  • Diego Lopes vs Pat Sabatini

Preliminary Card

  • Matt Schnell vs Steve Ecreg
  • Tabatha Ricci vs Loopy Godinez
  • Nazim Sadykhov vs. Viacheslav Borshchev

Early preliminary Card

  • Jared Gordon vs Mark Madsen
  • John Castaneda vs Kyung ho Kang
  • Joshua Van vs Kevin Borjas
  • Jamall Emmers vs. Dennis Buzukja
  • Mateusz Rebecki vs. TBD

UFC 295: What has been said?

UFC boss Dana White confirmed the revamped card for UFC 295 on on October 25.

He said: “Jon Jones was training last night, got injured.

“He was wrestling, and he tore the tendon that connects your pec to the bone… off the bone.

“Eight months [out], gonna need surgery, he’s out. So, the main event is Prochazka vs Pereira.

“The co-main event now is Pavlovich vs Aspinall for the interim heavyweight championship.”

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