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How to watch, what to watch for UFC Jacksonville on ESPN

UFC returns on Wednesday, May 13th for a mid-week 11-fight card on ESPN+. We break down how to watch and the fights to watch.

Opponents Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira of Brazil face off during the official UFC Fight Night weigh-in on May 12, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC held its UFC 249 PPV over the weekend, and returns on Wednesday with an 11-fight card on ESPN+. Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira are the main event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The six preliminary fights get underway at 6 p.m. ET, and the five-fight main card gets going at 9 p.m. ET. You can stream the event on ESPN+, and once again the event will be without fans in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Smith vs. Teixeira is the lone fight with two ranked fighters squaring off. However, the event will also have #15 lightweight Alexander Hernandez and #15 women’s bantamweight Sijara Eubanks in action. Some notable fighters on the preliminary card include Isaac Villanueva making his UFC debut, Hunter Azure defending his unbeaten 7-0 record, and Omar Morales in his second UFC fight.

We’ll be providing updates throughout the evening, but here is the full card, with each fight linked to the latest odds and betting splits.

UFC Jacksonville card

Main Card

#4 Anthony Smith vs. #8 Glover Teixeira, light heavyweight
Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux, heavyweight
#15 Alexander Hernandez vs. Drew Dober, lightweight
Ricky Simon vs. Ray Borg, bantamweight
Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori, middleweight

Preliminary Card

Andrei Arlovski vs. Philipe Lins, heavyweight
Michael Johnson vs. Thiago Moises, lightweight
#15 Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras, women’s bantamweight
Gabriel Benitez vs. Omar Morales, lightweight
Hunter Azure vs. Brian Kelleher, featherweight
Chase Silverman vs. Isaac Villanueva, heavyweight