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Colby Covington vs. Leon Edwards: When Is the UFC 296 Press Conference?
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UFC is now prepping for the year’s last pay-per-view, UFC 296. On Saturday, December 16, 2023, the event will take place inside the ‘Capital of Fighting’ T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Given that it is the year’s final pay-per-view, UFC wanted to make it exciting for the fans. And it appears like the organization has done an excellent job of putting on some of the year’s most entertaining fights. One of the highlights of UFC 296 is the return of former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington. ‘Chaos’ is known for his ruthless style of promoting fights and thus fans want to know when the press conference of UFC 296 will be held. Let’s take a closer look.

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When Is the UFC 296 Press Conference and more?

The precise date of the UFC 296 press conference has yet to be announced by the promotion. However, based on recent UFC pay-per-views, we can speculate on a possible date.

Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington Poster for UFC 296
Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington Poster for UFC 296
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Based on prior UFC weigh-ins and press conferences, we can predict that the UFC 296 news conference will take place on the 13th or 14th of December, that is, on Wednesday or Thursday. Following that, the official weigh-ins for UFC 296 are expected to take place on December 15th.

Fight Card Details And Timings

Main Card:

Leon Edwards (C) vs Colby Covington- Main Event Welterweight title fight

Alexandre Pantoja (C) vs Brandon Rovyal- Co-main Event Flyweight title fight

Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Stephen Thompson- Welterweight fight

Tony Ferguson vs Paddy Pimblett- Lightweight fight

Vicente Luque vs Ian Garry- Welterweight fight

Preliminary Card

Josh Emmet vs Giga Chikadze- Featherweight fight

Irene Aldana vs Karol Rosa- Women’s Bantamweight fight

Cody Garbrandt vs Brian Kelleher- Bantamweight fight

Casey O’Neil vs Ariane Lipski- Women’s Flyweight fight

Early Preliminary Card

Alonzo Menifield vs Dustin Jacoby- Light Heavyweight fight

Martin Buday vs Shamil Gaziev- Heavyweight fight

Tagir Ulanbekov vs Cody Durden- Flyweight fight

Randy Brown vs Muslim Salikhov- Welterweight fight

The main card of UFC 296 will begin at 10:00 PM ET/ 3:00 AM UK/ 8:30 AM IST. The main event walks for Edwards and Covington will begin at roughly 1:00 AM ET/6:00 AM BST. However, timings may vary based on the length of the undercard fights.

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Colby Covington vs. Leon Edwards: Brief Overview

Leon Edwards will enter the cage for the second time in his career to defend his welterweight belt. Previously, he defeated Kamaru Usman to secure it. Meanwhile, Colby Covington is gunning for the UFC 170lbs title for the second time, and it will be intriguing to see whether he succeeds.

‘Chaos’ returns to the division after being idle for almost a year. Despite this, he remains popular among fans due to his outspokenness. With his trash talks at press conferences and interviews, he will undoubtedly steal the show. Thus, fans are excited about the UFC 296 press conference.



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