UFC 303 card: Pereira vs Prochazka and all fights tonight as Dan Ige replaces Brian Ortega

After Conor McGregor withdrew from his UFC 303 clash with Michael Chandler due to a broken toe, the new main event will see the light-heavyweight belt defended.

Alex Pereira puts the gold on the line against Jiri Prochazka, seven months after stopping the Czech in round two to win the vacant belt.

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With that victory, the Brazilian became a two-weight champion, having previously held the middleweight belt. Now, he looks for a second successful defence at 205lb, having knocked out ex-champion Jamahal Hill in April.

And this defence comes against another former champion, as Prochazka tries once again to regain the belt that he held in 2022. Prochazka vacated the title that year after suffering an injury, and after causing Pereira some trouble in November, he will believe he can snatch back the gold this weekend.

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When is UFC 303?

UFC 303 takes place on Saturday 29 June at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The early prelims will begin at 11pm BST (3pm PT / 5pm CT / 6pm ET), with the regular prelims following at 1am BST on Sunday (5pm PT / 7pm CT / 8pm ET on Saturday). The main card will then start at 3am BST on Sunday (7pm PT / 9pm CT / 10pm ET on Saturday).

How can I watch UFC 303?

The card will air live on TNT Sports in the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and website also streaming the fights. Discovery+ will also air the action in the UK. In the US, ESPN+ will stream the event live, as will the UFC’s Fight Pass.

If you’re travelling abroad and want to watch the event, you might need a VPN to unblock your streaming app. Our VPN round-up is here to help and includes deals on VPNs in the market. Viewers using a VPN need to make sure that they comply with any local regulations where they are and also with the terms of their service provider.

Selected odds

Alex Pereira (left) beat Jiri Prochazka via second-round TKO in November (Getty Images)
Alex Pereira (left) beat Jiri Prochazka via second-round TKO in November (Getty Images)

Pereira – 8/13; Prochazka – 13/10

Ortega – 6/5; Lopes – 4/6

Machado Garry – 8/11; Page – 21/10

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Full card (subject to change)

Main card

Alex Pereira def. Jiri Prochazka via second-round KO (head kick, 0:13)

Diego Lopes def. Dan Ige via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Roman Dolidze def. Anthony Smith via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Macy Chiasson def. Mayra Bueno Silva via second-round TKO (doctor stoppage, 1:58)

Ian Machado Garry def. Michael “Venom” Page via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ireland’s Ian Machado Garry will face England’s Michael ‘Venom’ Page (Getty Images)
Ireland’s Ian Machado Garry will face England’s Michael ‘Venom’ Page (Getty Images)


Joe Pyfer def. Marc-Andre Barriault via first-round KO (punches, 1:25)

Andre Fili def. Cub Swanson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Jean Silva def. Charles Jourdain via second-round KO (uppercut, 1:22)

Payton Talbott def. Yanis Ghemmouri via first-round KO (punches, 0:19)

Early prelims

Gillian Robertson def. Michelle Waterson-Gomez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Martin Buday def. Andrei Arlovski via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Rei Tsuruya def. Carlos Hernandez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Vinicius Oliveira def. Ricky Simon via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)