If you want to catch the live stream of next month’s TUF China Finale event, prepare for a very early morning â€“ or perhaps a very late night.
The event, which streams on UFC Fight Pass from The Venetian Macaoâ€™s CotaiArena in Macau, kicks off 5:45 a.m. ET (2:45 a.m. PT) for the preliminary card and 8 a.m. ET for the main card.
The early start time is to accommodate the live audience in Macau, where the event kicks off at 9 p.m. ET CST local time.
The event concludes “The Ultimate Fighter: China,” the first Chinese version of the UFC’s long-running reality series. The tournament finals include welterweights Wang Sai (6-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Zhang Lipeng (6-7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and featherweights Yang Jianping (6-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Ning Guangyou (3-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). All of the fighters make their official UFC debuts.
In the headliner, two welterweight contenders clash with John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) taking on Dong Hyun Kim (18-2-1 MMA, 9-2 UFC).
The full TUF China Finale event includes:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 8 a.m. ET)
- John Hathaway vs. Dong Hyun Kim
- Zhang Lipeng vs. Wang Sai – “TUF: China” welterweight tourney final
- Yang Jianping vs. Ning Guangyou – “TUF: China” featherweight tourney final
- Shawn Jordan vs. Matt Mitrione
- Hatsu Hioki vs. Ivan Menjivar
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 5:45 a.m. ET)
- Yui Chul Nam vs. Kazuki Tokudome
- Vaughan Lee vs. Nam Phan
- Zak Cummings vs. Alberto Mina
- Albert Cheng vs. Anying Wang
- Mark Eddiva vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun
(Pictured: Dong Hyun Kim)