MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC 244.
UFC 244 takes place Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN2/ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.
Diaz vs Masvidal Fight 2019 Date: Nov 02, 2019 | Start time: 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) TV Channel: ESPN | Under card stream: DAZN (subscription required) Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena-Madison Square Garden in New York
Unified middleweight champion and WBA (regular) super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez returns to the ring on Saturday, when he ventures up two weight classes to challenge WBO light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
A win by Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) would make him a four-division world champion and put him in the conversation of all-time great Mexican boxers — and perhaps all-time great boxers, period, as names such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Pernell Whitaker, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have been four-division champs.
Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs), a three-time 175-pound titleholder and former unified champion, is coming off an 11th-round knockout over Anthony Yarde in August to successfully defend the WBO title.Subscribe Now