The main event of UFC 276 sees the pair square off at the T-Mobile Arena with Adesanya’s middleweight title on the line, as the Nigerian-born New Zealander looks to achieve a fifth straight successful defence of the gold. Most recently Adesanya (22-1) secured a close decision victory over Robert Whittaker, the man he dethroned three years ago.
That same evening in February, Cannonier (15-5) established himself as the No 1 contender at 185lbs by brutally finishing Derek Brunson with a series of hellacious elbows. It marked the American’s fourth knockout win at middleweight, where he is 5-1 after spells at heavyweight and light heavyweight.
In the co-main event of UFC 276, Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway square off for the featherweight belt for the third time. Australian Volkanovski (24-1) is on a remarkable 21-fight win streak and has already beaten Holloway twice via decision – once in 2019 to win the gold, then controversially in 2020 to retain it. Hawaiian Holloway (23-6) has impressed since those back-to-back defeats, however, and he attempts to regain the title here.
Below is all you need to know.
When is it?
UFC 276 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday 2 July.
The early prelims will start at 11pm BST (3pm PT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET), with the main card following at 1am BST on Sunday 3 July (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET on 2 July).
How can I watch it?
The card will air live on BT Sport in the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and website also streaming the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will stream the action live, as will the UFC’s Fight Pass.
Adesanya – 1/5; Cannonier – 3/1.
Volkanovski – 1/2; Holloway – 6/4.
Israel Adesanya (C) vs Jared Cannonier (middleweight title)
Alexander Volkanovski (C) vs Max Holloway 3 (featherweight title)
Sean Strickland vs Alex Pereira (middleweight)
Pedro Munhoz vs Sean O’Malley (bantamweight)
Brad Riddell vs Jalin Turner (lightweight)
Robbie Lawler vs Bryan Barberena (welterweight)
Ian Garry vs Gabe Green (welterweight)
Jim Miller vs Bobby Green (lightweight)
Uriah Hall vs Andre Muniz (middleweight)
Jessica Eye vs Maycee Barber (women’s flyweight)
Brad Tavares vs Dricus Du Plessis (middleweight)
Jessica Rose-Clark vs Julija Stoliarenko (women’s bantamweight)