We're back baby! Just like that the UFC returns to BT Sport for the first time in 2023 - and there's been a last-minute change to the schedule too as Sean Strickland steps up to take main event honours for the second successive card when he takes on Nassourdine Imavov.

Former middleweight world title challenger Kelvin Gastelum had been set to headline this year's curtain raiser but the 31-year-old suffered a gruesome mouth injury during one of his final training sessions this month, ruling himself out of contention only days out of the fight.

That means Strickland will join rare company as one of the only fighters on the UFC roster to headline back-to-back events as he looks to capitalise on a swift turnaround to bounce back from defeat against Jared Cannonier on the final card of 2022.


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They'll be supported by a stellar co-main event as the explosive Dan Ige returns to the Octagon for the first time since last summer, looking to reverse a miserable three-fight losing skid against a dangerous in-form veteran, Damon Jackson.

We'll also see rising bantamweight star Umar Nurmagomedov aim to extend his perfect ledger to 16 undefeated when he takes on Raoni Barcelos in a fascinating clash to open up the main card.

There's so much to look forward to ahead of the UFC's 2023 debut so read on to make sure you don't miss a minute of the action at UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs Imavov on BT Sport.

What time is the UFC on in the UK: When is Strickland vs Imavov?

The event will be shown exclusively live at 1am UK time (3am main card) overnight on Saturday 14th January on BT Sport 1HD and across our digital platforms.

UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs Imavov Fight Card

Sean Strickland vs Nassourdine Imavov - Light heavyweight

Dan Ige vs Damon Jackson - Featherweight

Punahele Soriano vs Roman Kopylov - Middleweight

Ketlen Vieira vs Raquel Pennington - Women's bantamweight

Umar Nurmagomedov vs Raoni Barcelos - Bantamweight

UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs Imavov prelims

Javid Basharat vs Mateus Mendonca - Bantamweight

Abdul Razak Alhassan vs Claudio Ribeiro - Middleweight

Mateusz Rebecki vs Nick Fiore - Lightweight

Allan Nascimento vs Carlos Hernandez - Flyweight

Daniel Argueta vs Isaac Dulgarian - Featherweight

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How to live stream UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs Imavov on a phone or tablet

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How to watch UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs Imavov on TV

If you prefer watching all the action on the big screen, just head to BT Sport 1HD in time for the beginning of the event. BT TV customers can find us on channel 430, while Sky customers can head to channel 413 and Virgin Media viewers to channel 527.

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