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What time the UFC 265 main card starts on Saturday, August 7th

UFC’s 265th championship in on the line this Saturday from Houston, Texas, but when will the main card begin?

Jose Aldo of Brazil poses for a portrait after his victory during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

UFC 265 is set to air on Saturday, August 7th live from the Toyota Center in Houston. The card gets underway at 6 p.m. ET and the main event will likely wrap up sometime around 12:30 or 1 a.m.

UFC 265 will get underway at 6:00 p.m. ET with four fights on the early preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass. Once that wraps, the regular preliminary card is scheduled to start 8:00 p.m. ET. and will air on ESPN and ESPN+. There are currently also four fights scheduled for that part of the show.

The main card is currently scheduled to get started at 10 p.m. ET, and will take place live on ESPN+ PPV. Even if it is delayed, that’s close enough to plan your evening accordingly. And if you only care about the main event between No. 2 Derrick Lewis and No. 3 Ciryl Gane, it’s estimated that will start just after midnight ET.

The only title fight on the card features Lewis and Gane fighting for the heavyweight interim championship. Francis Ngannou is the current heavyweight champion, but Dana White decided he needs to borrow from boxing and create another version of the heavyweight title. Ngannou is not happy about it, but is still expected to face the winner at some point for what White wants to call a unification. Make of that what you will.