If you’re in South Florida for this week’s UFC Ft. Lauderdale card, there are a couple of fight-week events you can attend for free.
UFC Ft. Lauderdale takes place Saturday at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., near Fort Lauderdale. The main card streams on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN2. The event is the UFC’s first trip to Florida in 14 months.
In the main event, jiu-jitsu standout Ronaldo Souza (26-6 MMA, 9-3 UFC) takes on the fast-rising Jack Hermansson (19-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC), who steps up on short notice to replace Yoel Romero in the headliner just a month after a 49-second submission win over David Branch.
Prior to the event, fans can attend a couple pre-event activities, including:
Friday (2-6 p.m. ET): UFC Ft. Lauderdale Fan Experience: Fans can take part in interactive events and meet-and-greets with fighters and notable personalities, as well as shop for official gear. In addition, the new UFC Legacy Belt also will be on display.
Friday (4 p.m. ET): UFC Ft. Lauderdale ceremonial weigh-ins at BB&T Center in Sunrise. The fighters will step on the scale for the fans and media, then face off one final time before Saturday’s card. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the weigh-ins take place at 4 p.m.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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