Double champion Amanda Nunes will put her bantamweight title on the line against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV.
The UFC 245 main card begins at 10 p.m. ET, and Nunes vs. de Randamie is third on the card. In order to watch the fight, you’ll need to buy the PPV. Here’s everything you need to know to do that:
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How to Buy UFC 245 PPV
You need a subscription to ESPN+ in order to purchase UFC 245, so your options for ordering vary depending on whether or not you’re already an ESPN+ subscriber:
If You Don’t Have ESPN+: You can get a special deal that includes a one-year subscription to ESPN+ ($49.99 value) and UFC 245 ($59.99 value) for just $79.98:
If You Already Have ESPN+: You can still get the special bundle price. But instead of starting a new ESPN+ subscription, you’ll just extend your current ESPN+ subscription by a year and get the UFC 245 PPV for a total of $79.98:
If you already have ESPN+ and only want to purchase the UFC 245 PPV, you can go here and then select the “Only looking for UFC 245? Get it for $59.99 here” link.
Where to Watch Nunes vs De Randamie
Once you’re signed up for ESPN+ and you’ve purchased the PPV, there are a number of different ways you can watch Nunes vs de Randamie and the complete UFC 245 main card.
You can watch the fights on your computer via ESPN.com, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or other compatible streaming device via the ESPN app.
For all of those options, you’ll need to sign in with your ESPN+ account to watch the early prelims (ESPN+) and the main card (ESPN+ PPV). You can also watch the second set of prelims (ESPN2) this way if you sign in with a cable provider.
Nunes vs de Randamie Preview
Nunes (18-4 MMA, 11-1 UFC), who holds the featherweight and bantamweight titles, has come out on top in nine straight fights, winning seven of those via stoppage and six via first-round stoppage.
“I think the biggest thing for me is that I respect my opponents,” the 31-year-old Brazilian told UFC.com. “I know they’re training hard like me. I know they want what I have and I have to respect that.
“And another thing: I love this. I love stepping in that cage. I love everything that is involved (with this career) — media day, fight week; all of it is enjoyable for me. When I don’t have those moments, I’ll miss those moments, so for now, I can’t wait to get into camp; I can’t wait to do those things and enjoy those moments.”
Before her winning streak, Nunes suffered an elbows-and-punches TKO defeat to Cat Zingano at UFC 178 in September 2014.
“Nobody likes to lose, but it feels like it has to happen for you to learn from your mistakes and that happened with me,” Nunes said, per UFC.com.
“I had to lose a couple times to really be able to find my way to the top and I feel like those losses helped me a lot. I did a lot of things to find all the mistakes I was making and what I needed to get better and now I’m here.”
Ten months before Nunes’ loss to Zingano, she stopped de Randamie with a series of right elbows to the face in the first round of their UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 bout.
The 35-year-old Dutchwoman is 5-0 since the defeat.
“First of all, six years is a very, very long time,” de Randamie said Wednesday, according to MMA Fighting. “I’ve said it before in interviews, I’m very thankful for Amanda. She gave me the best lesson ever.
“She made me wake up. I can say I’m a mixed martial artist now, not just a kickboxer. The difference will be I’m a mixed martial artist and not a kickboxer.”
UFC 245 Card
Main Card (10 p.m. ET)
Kamaru Usman (champion) vs. Colby Covington, welterweight
Max Holloway (champion) vs. Alexander Volkanovski, featherweight
Amanda Nunes (champion) vs. Germaine de Randamie, women’s bantamweight
José Aldo vs. Marlon Moraes, bantamweight
Urijah Faber vs. Petr Yan, bantamweight
Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET)
Mike Perry vs. Geoff Neal, welterweight
Irene Aldana vs. Ketlen Vieira, women’s bantamweight
Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders, welterweight
Early Preliminary Card (6:30 p.m. ET)
Chase Hooper vs. Daniel Teymur, featherweight
Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Moreno, flyweight
Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araujo, women’s flyweight
Oskar Piechota vs. Punahele Soriano, middleweight
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