How to watch UFC 296 with Sacramento’s Josh Emmett

Dec 15, 2023, 11:30 AM

Yair Rodriguez of Mexico and Josh Emmett of the United States battle in the UFC interim featherweig...

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12: Yair Rodriguez of Mexico and Josh Emmett of the United States battle in the UFC interim featherweight championship fight during UFC 284 at RAC Arena on February 12, 2023 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

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UFC fighter and Sacramento’s Josh Emmett is fighting someone this weekend he’s had little time to plan for.

Originally, UFC 296 was set to feature Emmett taking on Giga Chikadze. Unfortunately, Chikadze suffered a groin injury during training, which resulted in pulling out of the fight.

Stepping up, though, is Bryce Mitchell, who committed to the featherweight bout just 10 days before the event. The 38-year-old Emmett will look to get back in the win column as he rides a two-fight losing streak into Saturday.

Also on the preliminary card is former Team Alpha Male fighter Cody Garbrandt. The 32-year-old fighter recently left Sacramento to train full-time with Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. Garbrandt fights against Brian Kelleher in a bantamweight fight.

Where is Josh Emmett fighting?

UFC 296 takes place on Saturday, Dec. 16, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

What is the main event for UFC 296?

Welterweight champion Leon Edwards takes on former interim champion Colby Covington.

How to watch & stream UFC 296

There are multiple ways to check out all the mixed-martial arts action. The preliminary fights, which feature Emmett and Garbrandt, is available on ESPN2 starting at 5 p.m. PST. The main event takes over on Pay-Per-View at 7 p.m. PST. Jon Anik, Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier are set to call the action.

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