On Saturday, Oct. 3, the UFC returns to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE for its 16th broadcast on ESPN. The event once again features no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the night’s main event, former bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm squares off with Mexico’s Irene Aldana. Holm got back in the win column at UFC 246 with a decision victory over Raquel Pennington. Aldana, meanwhile, has won five of her last six, with the lone defeat coming against Pennington.

The event kicks off with a preliminary-card stream on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET. The night’s main card follows at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.


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The fighters hit the scales on Friday, Oct. 2.

ESPN Main Card
Holly Holm (136) vs. Irene Aldana (136)
Yorgan De Castro (261) vs. Carlos Felipe (263)
Germaine de Randamie (136) vs. Julianna Pena (135.5)
Cameron Else (136) vs. Kyler Phillips (136)
Dusko Todorovic (186) vs. Dequan Townsend (186)
ESPN+ Preliminary Card
Carlos Condit (171) vs. Court McGee (170.5)
Josh Culibao (145.5) vs. Charles Jourdain (145)
Nassourdine Imavov (185.5) vs. Jordan Williams (182)
Jinh Yu Frey (116) vs. Loma Lookboonmee (116)
Heili Alateng (136) vs. Casey Kenney (136)
Jessin Ayari (156) vs. Luigi Vendramini (156)