Saddle up fight fans! UFC 281 is only hours away now as the world's premier mixed martial arts promotion rolls into New York City with an incredible slate of fights to bring you from one of the most iconic combat sports arenas in history.

It all goes down at Madison Square Garden as Israel Adesanya takes on Alex Pereira in a fascinating main event for the UFC middleweight world title, reuniting the two former kickboxing foes in the Octagon to reignite their compelling rivalry.

Pereira has beaten Adesanya on both occasions the two have met, the last of which was a showstopping knockout that starched "Stylebender" in a manner that would shock fans who have only come to know Adesanya from his work in the UFC.

Can the Brazilian challenger replicate the feat to make it a hat-trick of victories on the biggest stage of all - or will Adesanya claw one back in the trilogy by cruising to a sixth UFC title defence?

It's a world title double-header in the Big Apple on Saturday night too as Carla Esparza returns to action in the first title defence of her second reign as 115lb champion.

She takes on a former champion herself in the form of Zhang Weili, who comes into the bout off the back of an incredible spinning backfist knockout of Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 275 with ambitions of reclaiming her strawweight crown in style.

Plus we've got an absolutely unmissable lightweight contest between two of the most exhilarating stars anywhere across the UFC as Dustin Poirier takes on Michael Chandler in a fight being billed as the "Peoples Main Event".

And that's not all! There's a Scouse invasion Stateside on Saturday night as our very own Molly McCann makes her first Octagon walk ever as a ranked UFC athlete, walking out at MSG to face the hometown fighter Erin Blanchfield with ambitions of a third spinning elbow knockout inside a year.

There's so much going on all throughout the week on BT Sport as we keep you up to date with all the latest goings on from New York from our team on the ground.

Head to the BT Sport UFC home page and check out our exhaustive library of content, including dedicated fighter pages for all the big stars of UFC 281 as well as hours of exclusive interviews, insight and analysis.

And if you're looking for more info on how to live stream and watch UFC 281: Adesanya vs Pereira on BT Sport, read on for all the ways to follow the fights across our platforms. 

UFC 281 UK time: When is Adesanya vs Pereira?

The event will be shown exclusively live at 1am UK time (3am main card) overnight on Saturday 12 November on BT Sport 2HD and across our digital platforms.

UFC 281: Adesanya vs Pereira Fight Card

Israel Adesanya (c) vs Alex Pereira - Middleweight

Carla Esparza (c) vs Zhang Weili - Women's strawweight

Dustin Poirier vs Michael Chandler - Lightweight

Frankie Edgar vs Chris Gutierrez - Bantamweight

Dan Hooker vs Claudio Puelles - Lightweight

UFC 281: Adesanya vs Pereira prelims

Brad Riddell vs Renato Moicano - Lightweight

Dominick Reyes vs Ryan Spann - Light heavyweight

Molly McCann vs Erin Blanchfield - Womne's flyweight

Andre Petroski vs Wellington Turman - Middleweight

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You can also watch a replay of the fight card on BT Sport on Sunday night. Check the TV Guide for more information.

How to live stream UFC 281: Adesanya vs Pereira on a phone or tablet

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How to watch UFC 281: Adesanya vs Pereira on TV

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