Fight fans are invited to the UFC 231 workouts, press conference and ceremonial weigh-ins
UFC 231 takes place Saturday at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The main card will air on pay-per-view while the prelims on FS1 and the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event, featherweight champion Max Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) returns after a year-long layoff and he will meet Brian Ortega(14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC). In the co-main event, the vacant women’s flyweight belt is on the line as former bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) takes on ex-strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC).
Below is the schedule to some free events fight fans can attend:
Wednesday (4 p.m. ET local time):
UFC 231 news conference at Winter Garden Theatre at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street in Toronto. The following will take part in a press conference for the media and fans in attendance: Holloway, Ortega, Shevchenko and Jedrzejczyk, along with UFC President Dana White. Event doors will open at 4 p.m. and the event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
Thursday (12:30 p.m. ET local time):
Open workouts at Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street in Toronto. Holloway, Ortega, Shevchenko and Jedrzejczyk will work out and meet the media. Event doors will open at 12:30 p.m. The fighters will work out in 30-minute increments starting with Jedrzejczyk at 1 p.m. and to follow will be Ortega, Shevchenko and Holloway.
Friday (4:30 p.m. ET):
The Ceremonial weigh-ins at Scotiabank Arena and will air live on FightBook MMA. The fighters will step on the scale for the fans and media. Event doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the weigh-ins take place at 6 p.m.