Taking main event status as part of a championship doubleheader, an undisputed middleweight title fight between reigning division champion, Israel Adesanya, and the #2 rated challenger, Jared Cannonier.
Attempting his fifth successful defense of the middleweight crown, Adesanya managed to defeat two-time opponent and former champion, Robert Whittaker with a unanimous decision victory at UFC 271 in February.
As for the #2 ranked Cannonier, the Texan stopped Derek Brunson with brutal ground elbows also on that February UFC 271 card at the Toyota Center.
In the night’s co-headliner, Alexander Volkanovski attempts his fourth successful defense of the featherweight crown in a trilogy title fight against former titleholder, Max Holloway.
Last time out, Volkanovski stopped Chan Sung Jung in April with a dominant fourth round knockout victory.
As for Holloway, the Hawaiian landed career-highlight victories against both Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez since his rematch loss to Volkanovski.
UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier – Results
UFC 276 Main Card Results: (ESPN+/PPV 10 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Israel Adesanya (c) def. Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
Featherweight: Alexander Volkanovski (c) def. Max Holloway via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Middleweight: Alex Pereira def. Sean Strickland via first round (2:36) KO (left hook)
Welterweight: Bryan Barberena def. Robbie Lawler via second round (4:47) TKO (strikes)
Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz vs. Sean O’Malley ends in official ‘No Contest’ due to unintentional eye poke at (3:05) of the second round
UFC 276 Preliminary Card Results: (ABC/ESPN/ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Jalin Turner def. Brad Riddell via first round (0:45) submission (guillotine)
Welterweight: Ian Garry def. Gabe Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Middleweight: Dricus Du Plessis def. Brad Tavares via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC 276 Early Preliminary Card Results: (UFC Fight Pass/ESPN/ESPN+ 6 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Andre Muniz def. Uriah Hall via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Flyweight: Maycee Barber def. Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Bantamweight: Julija Stoliarenko def. Jessica-Rose Clark via first round (0:42) submission (armbar)