Venue, date, timing and telecast
When and where is UFC Vegas 54 taking place?
The event takes place on Saturday (May 14) at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas. And due to time difference in India, the event will take place in the early hours of Sunday (May 15).
What time does UFC Vegas 54 start?
The preliminary card starts at 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT / 11:30 PM GMT (Saturday, May 14) | 5 AM IST (Sunday, May 15). The main card, meanwhile, starts at 10 PM PM ET / 7 PM PT (Saturday, May 14) | 2 AM GMT / 7:30 AM IST (Sunday, May 15).
Where and how to watch UFC Vegas 54?
The main card will shown live on Sony TEN 2 (English) and Sony TEN 3 (Hindi) with live streaming available on Sony LIV.
In the US, main card will be available on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, as well as simulcast in English and Spanish on ESPN+, while prelims will kick off on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+.
UFC Vegas 54 Fight Card
1. Light Heavyweight Bout: Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic
2. Light Heavyweight Bout: Ryan Spann vs. Ion Cutelaba
3. Bantamweight Bout: Davey Grant vs. Louis Smolka
4. Women's Flyweight Bout: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Amanda Ribas
5. Lightweight Bout: Frank Camacho vs. Manuel Torres
6. Flyweight Bout: Jake Hadley vs. Allan Nascimento
1. Women's Flyweight Bout: Viviane Araujo vs. Andrea Lee
2. Lightweight Bout: Michael Johnson vs. Alan Patrick
3. Women's Strawweight Bout: Virna Jandiroba vs. Angela Hill
4. Flyweight Bout: Tatsuro Taira vs. Carlos Candelario
5. Middleweight Bout: Nick Maximov vs. Andre Petroski
Main Event: Blachowicz vs. Rakic Talking Points
Jan Blachowicz looks to stop Rakic's momentum with a show-stealing performance and set himself up for another crack at the championship.
• No. 1 UFC light heavyweight
• Former UFC light heavyweight champion
• Eight wins via KO, nine by submission
• Seven first-round finishes
• Holds wins over Israel Adesanya, Dominick Reyes and Luke Rockhold
Aleksandar Rakic hopes to take out a former champion and stake his claim for his first UFC title shot.
• No. 3 UFC light heavyweight
• Nine wins via KO, one by submission
• Eight first-round finishes
• Has finished 10 of 14 wins
• Holds wins over Thiago Santos, Anthony Smith and Jimi Manuwa
Co-main Event: Spann vs. Cutelaba Talking Points
Ryan Spann intends to defend his spot in the Top 15 by stopping Cutelaba with a highlight reel victory.
• No. 13 ranked UFC light heavyweight
• Five wins via KO, 11 by submission
• 13 first-round finishes
• Holds wins over Misha Cirkunov, Devin Clark and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Ion Cutelaba has his sights set on finishing Spann to crack the light heavyweight Top 15.
• 12 wins via KO, two by submission
• 13 first-round finishes
• Ten finishes in 1:13 or less
• Holds knockouts over Khalil Rountree Jr., Gadzhimurad Antigulov and Henrique da Silva