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UFC 272: Start Time, How to Watch, Predictions

Written by John O'Connor

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Table of Contents
  1. What is at stake in UFC 272?
  2. Full fight card for UFC 272
  3. Betting odds for UFC 272
  4. How to Watch UFC 272
  5. Can I watch UFC 272 in a free trial?

With two former best friends, and training partners, squaring off in the Octagon’s main event, UFC 272, even at the new increased rates for PPV action, is a tempting event to watch. I will definitely be buying the fight.

The Main Card for UFC 272 starts March 6, 2022 at 10 eastern time (7 PDT).

What is at stake in UFC 272?

Main event: Colby Covington (#1 Welterweight contender) vs. Jorge Masvidal (#6)

Colby Covington faces Jorge Masvidal, potentially for the right to face Welterweight champ Kamaru Usman again. Both Covington and Masvidal have been defeated twice by Usman, who many consider to be the greatest pound for pound UFC fighter of all time. Of the two fighters, Covington gave Usman two very competitive fights that both went a full five rounds. Although I had Usman winning the fight, you could argue that Covington even sneaked out a decision on some cards in his last bout with the Nigerian born champion.

By contrast, Masvidal, the holder of the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history with a knee to Ben Askren’s face, lost by a brutal KO in his last fight with Usman. Masvidal, now with 50 UFC fights under his belt, will be out to prove that he still has the ability to win a big fight, while Covington appears to be in his prime. I am nervous for Masvidal in this fight.

Prediction: Covington by TKO in round #3 – ground and pound.

Full fight card for UFC 272

What other fights are of interest?

I am curious to watch Kevin Hollands debut at Welterweight, a division that seems like more of a natural fit than middleweight for a fighter of his frame.

Main card

  • Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Rafael Dos Anjos vs. TBD
  • Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell
  • Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira
  • Sergey Spivak vs. Greg Hardy


  • Jalin Turner vs. Jamie Mullarkey
  • Marina Rodriguez vs. Yan Xiaonan
  • Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
  • Maryna Moroz vs. Mariya Agapova

Early prelims

  • Brian Kelleher vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
  • Tim Elliott vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
  • Devonte Smith vs. Ludovit Klein
  • Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Dustin Jacoby

Betting odds for UFC 272

Colby Covington is heavily favored to win the fight as a -315 betting favorite. Odds have fluctuated but Vegas has always liked Covington in this matchup.

How to Watch UFC 272

What are the best options for watching the Covington vs. Masvidal fight?

ESPN+ – best choice

ESPN+ is the exclusive home of all UFC content, from Fight Nights to PPV to The Ultimate Fighter series. You can watch UFC events on a mobile phone through the ESPN app.

How much does UFC 272 cost?

PPV events are billed at an additional $74.99 per fight above the $6.99 per month ESPN+ rate, although the UFC does offer a ESPN Plus + PPV option, which includes an annual ESPN Plus membership and one UFC PPV event, and that price is $99.98.

Hulu + Live TV is a good option for watching UFC 272 if you are in the market for a comprehensive streaming service. Hulu and ESPN are both owned by Disney and Hulu offers an ESPN+ bundle which allows sports fans to watch ESPN+ content, including UFC events right from the Hulu interface. The same additional rates apply for ESPN PPV as with an ESPN+ subscription.

Can I watch UFC 272 in a free trial?

No, there are no free trial options for watching UFC, everyone has to pay to watch. There are re-airs of fights, so if you can wait a couple days, the fights become much cheaper to watch.

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