Amazon to sell UFC pay-per-views starting with UFC 222

Starting with UFC 222 this weekend, you’ll have a brand new way to buy UFC pay-per-views: through Amazon.

The obvious perk here, of course, is that by going through Amazon, you won’t need a pre-existing cable or satellite provider to order the pay-per-view. According to John Ourand of sportsbusinessdaily.com, UFC pay-per-views will be available through Amazon Prime Video, though no Amazon Prime account will be required. That means a simple, flat rate of $64.99.

Per Ourand’s report on sportsbusinessdaily.com:

“Amazon Head of Sports Jim DeLorenzo led negotiations for Amazon; a team of Endeavor execs handled the deal for UFC, led by IMG Media Senior VP & Head of North America Hillary Mandel and UFC Exec VP & CFO Andrew Schleimer.”

UFC 222 was originally expected to be headlined by a men’s featherweight title fight between champion Max Holloway and challenger Frankie Edgar. When Holloway was forced out of a fight with an injury, however, Edgar was reallocated to a co-main event, number one contender fight with the undefeated Brian “T-City” Ortega.

The UFC 222 main event will now occur in the women’s featherweight division, where champion Cris Cyborg will seek to defend her title opposite former Invicta bantamweight champion Yana Kunitskaya.

The UFC 222 main card will be rounded out by a bantamweight scrap between rising prospects Sean O’Malley and Andre Soukhamthath, a heavyweight battle between veterans Andrei Arlovski and Stefan Struve, and a perceived women’s bantamweight number one contender fight between Cat Zingano and Ketlen Vieira.

Here’s a rundown of the full fight card:

Main Card

145 lbs women’s title fight: Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya

145 lbs: Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega

135 lbs.: Sean O’Malley vs. Andre Soukhamthath

265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski vs. Stefan Struve

135 lbs.: Ketlen Vieira vs. Cat Zingano

FS1 Prelims

115 lbs.: Mackenzie Dern vs. Ashley Yoder

155 lbs.: Beneil Dariush vs. TBD

135 lbs.: John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz

185 lbs.: Hector Lombard vs. C.B. Dollaway

Fight Pass Prelims

135 lbs.: Bryan Caraway vs. Cody Stamann

205 lbs.: Mike Pyle vs. Zak Ottow

205 lbs.: Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Milstead

Will you be purchasing UFC 222 on Amazon?

This article first appeared onBJPenn.comon 2/28/2018.

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