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How to watch UFC 297 Strickland vs du Plessis live in Australia


The 2 combatants move from the audience to the octagon.

SUMMARY: UFC 297 featuring Strickland vs Du Plessis is a pay-per-view event live and exclusive to Main Event. The easiest way to stream the fight live is through Main Event via Kayo Sports.

Kicking off pay-per-view (PPV) events for 2024 is a pair of championship bouts headlining the UFC 297 card, including the middleweight Sean Strickland vs Dricus du Plessis clash.

As the way to watch UFC PPVs in Australia has changed recently, here are all the details you need.

What time is UFC 297 Strickland vs du Plessis in Australia?

UFC 297 will take place on Sunday 21 January at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

The preliminary card kicks off at 12pm AEDT, while the main card including Strickland vs Du Plessis starts from 2pm AEDT.

How to watch UFC 297 Strickland vs du Plessis live in Australia

UFC 297 is only available to watch as a PPV Main Event via Kayo or Foxtel iQ.

This represents a change that came in at the start of 2024. You can no longer order PPVs via UFC Fight Pass or Fetch TV.

Overall, it'll cost $59.95 to view the bout.

Stream UFC 297 on Main Event via Kayo: Order Strickland vs du Plessis PPV now

Watch UFC 297 live with Main Event

If you head to Main Event on Kayo, you can sign up and watch it through your usual Kayo platform.

You don't need to be a Kayo subscriber to watch Main Events as UFC 297 is not included in the subscription and needs to be purchased separately.

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Stream Main Event PPVs via Kayo Sports. Order UFC 298 for $59.95.

All the information you need about getting Main Event on Kayo can be found in our guide.

If you're new to Kayo, your purchase includes access to Kayo One until 11:59pm AEDT 25 January 2024.

After that, your full access to Kayo ends but you can still watch Kayo Freebies.

This is the cheapest way to watch UFC 297, as you don't need an existing subscription to any service.

That's because to order UFC 297 on Main Event via Foxtel iQ, you already need to be a Foxtel subscriber.

UFC 297 will cost $59.95 on top of your regular monthly Foxtel iQ plan.

You can place an order via the Main Event website, using the MyFoxtel app, your Foxtel remote or over the phone.

Just keep in mind that ordering via phone has an additional $2 booking fee.

Foxtel Now subscribers can't access Main Event, only those with a Foxtel iQ subscription.

UFC 297 Strickland vs du Plessis full card

Main Card

  • Sean Strickland vs Dricus du Plessis (middleweight)
  • Raquel Pennington vs Mayra Bueno Silva (women's bantamweight)
  • Neil Magny vs Mike Malott (welterweight)
  • Chris Curtis vs Marc-André Barriault (middleweight)
  • Arnold Allen vs Movsar Evloev (featherweight)

Preliminary card

  • Brad Katona vs Garrett Armfield (bantamweight)
  • Charles Jourdain vs Sean Woodson (featherweight)
  • Serhiy Sidey vs Ramon Taveras (bantamweight)
  • Gillian Robertson vs Polyana Viana (women's strawweight)

UFC 297 Strickland vs Du Plessis fight preview

Sean Strickland has his first title defence since he upset Israel Adesanya in Australia.

Dricus du Plessis was meant to face off against Adesanya in that fight but had to withdraw due to injury.

Now he gets his shot at the middleweight title.

The Strickland vs Du Plessis action started well before the day of the bout, as the 2 brawled in the crowd at UFC 296.

Now they get to settle their difference in the octagon.

UFC 297 Strickland vs Du Plessis


Both are on hot streaks in the UFC, with du Plessis undefeated since entering the organisation, while Strickland didn't lose in 2023.

Despite both being on a roll, Strickland is the minor favourite.

However, we're still expecting du Plessis to make history and become the first South African fighter to hold a UFC title belt.

You can find out more in our complete guide to watching UFC.

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