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UFC 255: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez -- How to watch and stream, plus expert analysis and predictions

Deiveson Figueiredo will be defending the men's flyweight belt in the main event of UFC 255 on Saturday. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Two UFC flyweight championship belts will be on the line Saturday, as Deiveson Figueiredo defends his men's 125-pound championship for the first time, taking on Alex Perez, and Valentina Shevchenko defends the women's title against Jennifer Maia in the headlining bouts of UFC 255 at the promotion's Apex facility in Las Vegas.

The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view, which fans can purchase here. Prelims are on ESPN2 and ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m.

Figueiredo (19-1) won the men's title in July with a first-round technical submission over Joseph Benavidez, whom he had also defeated in February. Both bouts were for a vacant title, and Figueiredo did not earn the belt with his first win because he missed weight prior to that bout.

Perez (24-5) has won three in a row, most recently a June TKO of Jussier Formiga, the only man to defeat Figueiredo.

Shevchenko (19-3) has defended her women's title three times, most recently with a third-round TKO of Katlyn Chookagian in February. In the last 10 years, Shevchenko has lost to no one other than two-division UFC champion Amanda Nunes.

Maia (18-6-1) earned her title shot by submitting presumed No. 1 contender Joanne Calderwood in August. She has won three of her last four fights.


How to watch the fights

Watch the prelims on ESPN2 or ESPN+: Download the ESPN App | WatchESPN | TV

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Don't have ESPN+ for the prelims and PPV? Get it here.

Purchased the fight on your phone and want to stream on your TV? Find out how here.

There's also FightCenter, which offers live updates for every UFC card.


Saturday's fight card

PPV (via ESPN+), 10 p.m. ET
Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs. Alex Perez | Men's flyweight
Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Jennifer Maia | Women's flyweight
Mike Perry vs. Tim Means | Welterweight
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Cynthia Calvillo | Women's flyweight
Mauricio Rua vs. Paul Craig | Light heavyweight
ESPN2/ESPN+, 6:30 ET
Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval | Men's flyweight
Joaquin Buckley vs. Jordan Wright | Middleweight
Antonina Shevchenko vs. Ariane Lipski | Women's flyweight
Daniel Rodriguez vs. Nicolas Dalby | Welterweight
Alan Jouban vs. Jared Gooden | Welterweight
Kyle Daukaus vs. Dustin Stoltzfus | Middleweight
Louis Cosce vs. Sasha Palatnikov | Welterweight
(c) = defending champion


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