UFC 287: Full Fight Card, Odds & Streaming Information

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UFC 287 takes over the Miami-Dade Arena in Miami, Florida on Saturday, April 8. The night’s card is filled with quality mixed martial arts action, highlighted by a massive main event.

The headlining act for the weekend sees Alex Pereira (7-1) defending the UFC Middleweight Championship against Israel Adesanya (23-2). The two talented fighters collided last year at UFC 281 in a fight that saw Pereira take the title from Adesanya with a fifth-round finish. Needless to say, this matchup is highly anticipated.

In addition to the highly anticipated main event, there’s a lot to take in before UFC 287 kicks off. Fortunately, your friends at Betting News have you covered. Here’s a look at the important information you need to know about the pay-per-view, ranging from the start time to BetOnline Sportsbook’s odds on each fight.

UFC 287 Event Details

When is UFC 287?

UFC 287 will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2023.

Where is UFC 287?

UFC 287 will take place at the Miami-Dade Arena in Miami, Florida.

What time does UFC 287 start?

  • UFC 287 Early Prelims Start Time: 6 p.m. ET
  • UFC 287 Prelims Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Start Time of UFC 287’s Main Card: 10 p.m. ET

How can I watch UFC 287?

The early prelims will be available on UFC Fight Pass, while the prelims will be available on both ESPN and ESPN+, and the main card will be available via pay-per-view (which can be ordered through the ESPN+ app).

UFC 287 Main Card and Odds (Odds as of Monday, April 3)

The UFC 287 odds listed below are via BetOnline Sportsbook.

UFC 287 Main Event: Alex Pereira (+114) vs. Israel Adesanya (-146)

Alex Pereira heads into UFC 287 as the betting underdog despite being the middleweight champion. As mentioned before, he captured the title with a fifth-round knockout win over Adesanya back in November. For the record, he was the underdog in that fight as well.

Nevertheless, Pereira has had a terrific start to his MMA career. After losing his professional debut, the 35-year-old has won each of his last seven fights, knocking out six of those opponents.

Meanwhile, it’ll be interesting to see how Adesanya responds to just the second defeat of his career. The only other time he lost was when he fell to Jan Błachowicz by unanimous decision in a light heavyweight championship bout.

How did he bounce back from that setback? With three straight victories.

In other words, Adesanya knows how to respond well to adversity and he’ll need to prove it again in Miami. Pereira won’t go down without a fight, regardless of what the odds say.

UFC 287 Co-Main Event: Gilbert Burns (-520) vs. Jorge Masvidal (+350)

The UFC 287 co-main event features former welterweight championship challenger Gilbert Burns (21-5) going head-to-head against Jorge Masvidal (35-16), who’s challenged for the same gold twice.

Burns has been producing results over the last few years, racking up 10 victories in his last 11 outings. He hasn’t fought in over a year, though, most recently picking up a first-round submission victory over Neil Magny at UFC 283.

On the flip side, Masvidal has been trending in the wrong direction. He heads into Miami on a three-fight losing streak, losing twice to Kamaru Usman and once to Colby Covington. Considering how he’s never lost four straight contests, this is a make-or-break fight for the 20-year veteran.

Bantamweight: Rob Font (+144) vs. Adrian Yanez (-186)

The main card also features bantamweight action as Rob Font (19-6) and Adrian Yanez (16-3).

Font has lost back-to-back fights for the first time in his career. The 35-year-old lost to Jose Aldo by unanimous decision back in December 2021 before losing to Marlon Vera in the same manner last April.

Meanwhile, Yanez has won each of his last nine fights and isn’t showing signs of slowing down. He’s overcome each of his first six UFC opponents, knocking out all but one of them — including a first-round TKO win over Tony Kelley in his latest fight.

Welterweight: Kevin Holland (-295) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (+220)

Kevin Holland (23-9, 1NC) aims to break out of a funk when he collides with Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 287.

Wins have been tough for Holland to come by, proven by four losses in his last seven matchups. He’s been finished in each of his last two fights, falling to Khamzat Chimaev by submission before getting knocked out by Stephen Thompson just three months later.

Momentum is on Ponzinibbio’s side following a knockout win over Alex Morono at UFC 282. He did lose three times in the four fights before that, however, so it remains to be seen if his latest fight was a sign of better things or just an anomaly.

Bantamweight: Raul Rosas Jr. (-245) vs. Christian Rodriguez (+186)

Raul Rosas Jr.’s (7-0) undefeated streak is on the line when he takes on Christian Rodriguez (8-1) in a bantamweight collision.

Rosas made his PPV debut at UFC 282, taking out Jay Perrin with a face crank submission hold in Round 1. He’s now submitted five of the first seven MMA opponents he’s gone up against and even has one knockout victory on top of that.

Rodriguez is also coming off a victory, though. After losing his UFC debut, “CeeRod” bounced with a submission win against Joshua Weems back in October.

UFC 287 Preliminary Card

Middleweight: Kelvin Gastelum (-128) vs. Chris Curtis (+100)

The UFC 287 preliminary card features Kelvin Gastelum (16-8, 1NC) and Chris Curtis (30-9) duking it out in a middleweight tilt.

Despite being the favorite, Gastelum has had next to no luck lately, dropping five of his last six fights — including the last two by unanimous decision. Meanwhile, Curtis has won nine of his previous 10 outings and most recently KO’d Joaquin Buckley at UFC 282 to earn ‘performer of the night’ honors.

Women’s Strawweight: Michelle Waterson-Gomez (+146) vs. Luana Pinheiro (-188)

Another preliminary fight worth keeping an eye on is the women’s strawweight clash between Michelle Waterson-Gomez (18-10) and Luana Pinheiro (10-1).

Waterson-Gomez has seen better days, having gone 1-4 in her last five fights with a submission loss to Amanda Lemos in her latest bout. On the other side, Pinheiro has been victorious in each of her previous eight contests, finishing six of those opponents (four by submission, two by KO).

Middleweight: Gerald Meerschaert (+154) vs. Joe Pyfer (-220)

Gerald Meerschaert (35-15) seeks to prove oddsmakers wrong when he takes on Joe Pyfer (10-2) in a middleweight fight at UFC 287.

After a brief skid, Meerschaert has won four of his last five outings and is coming off an impressive submission win against Bruno Silva at UFC on ESPN 41. Pyfer has also been hot, heading into Miami on a three-fight winning streak that involves three consecutive knockout victories.

Heavyweight: Karl Williams (TBD) vs. Chase Sherman (TBD)

Although the odds aren’t available at the time of writing, MMA fans should expect a hard-hitting contest when Karl Williams (8-1) and Chase Sherman (16-11) meet this weekend.

Williams — who is replacing Chris Barnett due to undisclosed reasons — makes his UFC PPV debut riding a five-fight winning streak, most recently overcoming Lukasz Brzeski by unanimous decision just last month. Sherman has a lot to prove in this fight, though, having recorded a loss in all but one of his last six fights.

UFC 287 Early Prelims Card

Women’s Strawweight: Cynthia Calvillo (+200) vs. Lupita Godinez (-265)

Cynthia Calvillo (9-5-1) and Lupita Godinez (8-3) are two fighters who could use a victory at UFC 287.

It’s been nearly three years since Calvillo last tasted victory, having lost four straight fights — with two of the last three coming by TKO. Godinez, on the other hand, suffered a unanimous decision loss to Angela Hill in her previous matchup. She did win two straight before that, leaving time to tell if she can get back to that success.

Catchweight (160 lbs): Ignacio Bahamondes (TBD) vs. Trey Ogden (TBD)

Ignacio Bahamondes (13-4) searches for his third win in a row when he goes one-on-one with Trey Ogden (16-5) at Miami-Dade Arena.

Bahamondes has displayed some impressive finishing ability, knocking out two of his last four opponents while also submitting Rong Zhu in his latest showing. He’ll have his fans full with Ogden, who has won three of his last five fights by submission while notching a unanimous decision win against Daniel Zellhuber over that stretch.

Featherweight: Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (-235) vs. Steve Garcia (+180)

The UFC 287 early prelims card also includes a featherweight showcase between Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (39-10) and Steve Garcia (13-5).

Nuerdanbieke didn’t let a loss in his UFC debut phase him, rattling off three consecutive victories since then. While Garcia doesn’t have as much experience as his opponent, he does have five KO/TKO victories in his previous seven fights and will be motivated to achieve the biggest win of his career.

Women’s Strawweight: Jaqueline Amorim (-280) vs. Sam Hughes (+210)

Sam Hughes (7-5) tries to be the first woman to defeat Jaqueline Amorim (6-0) when the duo face-off in South Beach.

Hughes’ UFC run has been largely forgettable thus far, proven by her being 2-4 since joining the promotion while losing unanimously to Piera Rodriguez in her latest outing. Meanwhile, this fight serves as Amorim’s UFC debut. She’s finished her first six MMA opponents, winning five times by submission.

Devon Platana
Devon Platana

Devon is a Master of Journalism graduate who joined the sports betting world in 2020. His favorite leagues to cover are the NHL, NBA and NFL, and has a soft spot for fantasy football specifically. Outside of sports, he enjoys the finer things in life like pasta, live music and getting even more tattoos.

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