UFC 268 or Canelo? Here are 5 places to watch the fights
The UFC returns to Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday for UFC 268, a stacked card that is capped off with a pair of championship bouts. In the main event, Colby Covington gets a second crack at welterweight champion Kamaru Usman after suffering a fifth-round TKO loss in their December 2019 clash. But UFC 268 isn’t the only card with big fights on Saturday. Pound-for-pound boxing king Canelo Alvarez faces Caleb Plant for the undisputed super middleweight championship — also on Saturday.
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So, which card are you going to watch?
Here’s a look at the UFC 268 main card:
Welterweight: Kamaru Usman (champion) vs. Colby Covington
Women’s Strawweight: Rose Namajunas (champion) vs. Zhang Weili
Bantamweight: Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera
Featherweight: Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo
Lightweight: Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler
In boxing, the undisputed super-middleweight title showdown between unified WBC, WBA, and WBO champion Canelo Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) and IBF champion Caleb Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) is also good to go for Saturday night in Las Vegas.
The two fight cards on Saturday are as close to guaranteed fireworks as one can expect. Here are some venues around the Valley that will be showing the fights. With such a packed sports weekend, be sure to call ahead to make sure they’re showing the fight you want to see.
Harkins is bringing the octagon to the big screen with the UFC 268 live event! Tickets are $20 each and available to purchase at Harkins.com or at participating theatre box offices!
With almost 100 large screen TVs, 29-degree draft beers, craft cocktails and scratch-made food, this is the place to watch. Guests must spend a minimum of $25 per person on food and drinks and be over 21 to come in. All three Valley locations will be showing the fight. Twin Peaks locations: 2135 E Camelback Rd. in Phoenix; 8787 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. in Scottsdale; and 6922 N. 95th Ave. in Glendale. For more information click here.
Dave & Buster’s Tempe Marketplace
Dave & Buster’s Tempe Marketplace is the official sports bar of UFC and one of the best places to be for fight night. Book a viewing party or watch it with friends on one of our many big screen TVs. There is a small cover charge for guests 18+.
For more information, visit www.daveandbusters.com/tempe or follow on Facebook to stay up to date with weekly events and specials!
Buffalo Wild Wings
Two amazing fight cards filled with legendary fighters. One legendary night. And there’s no better place to watch than Buffalo Wild Wings. With your crew. At the bar. You cannot miss this fight.
Looking for a place to relax while you watch the fight? The Porch is an upscale yet relaxed restaurant with three current locations in Arcadia, Tempe, and Gilbert.