UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Aliskerov TV Channel, Full Card & Betting Odds

Find out all the goodies ahead of UFC Saudi Arabia this weekend.
Sep 3, 2022; Paris, FRANCE; Robert Whittaker (red gloves) defeats Marvin Vettori (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Accor Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2022; Paris, FRANCE; Robert Whittaker (red gloves) defeats Marvin Vettori (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Accor Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports / Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

The UFC heads to Saudi Arabia for the first time in promotional history with an 11-fight card headlined by Robert Whittaker (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) and late-notice replacement Ikram Aliskerov (15-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), who is stepping in for Khamzat Chimaev.

UFC Saudi Arabia Preview: Best Fights, Odds for Robert Whittaker vs. Ikram Aliskerov

Whittaker is a long-time veteran of the UFC's middleweight division, remaining near or at the top of the weight class for over seven years as an ex-champion. Whittaker has gone 3-2 in his last five fights, with his most recent win coming against Paulo Costa (14-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) in February.

Meanwhile, Aliskerov is a newer name to the UFC scene as a highly-touted prospect. Primarily a striker, the 31-year-old has seen 43 percent of his wins come by KO/TKO.

The card also features a handful of UAE prospects compiled with UFC veterans to accompany its international flavor. In the co-main event, heavyweights take center stage as former interim heavyweight title challenger Sergei Pavlovich (18-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) takes on Alexander Volkov (37-10 MMA, 11-4 UFC). Both men look to remain in the mix for a heavyweight title shot down the road.

Check out the promotional bout order below, which is subject to change. It also includes the current betting odds, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, and start times for the "Fight Night" ordeal.

Who Is Fighting On UFC Saudi Arabia And What Are The Betting Odds?

UFC Saudi Arabia gets underway at an early start time in the United States. Preliminary action gets underway at noon ET/9 a.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN+ (subscription required), while the main card follows on ABC and ESPN+ at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT.

UFC Saudi Arabia: Robert Whittaker vs. Ikram Aliskerov Live Results & Highlights

Main Card

Below is the proceedings for the main card and prelims.

  • Main Event – Middleweight: Robert Whittaker (-162) vs. Ikram Aliskerov (+136)
  • Co-Main Event – Heavyweight: Sergei Pavlovich (-245) vs. Alexander Volkov (+200)
  • Middleweight: Kelvin Gastelum (-205) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (+170)
  • Middleweight: Shara Magomedov (-575) vs. Antonio Trocoli (+425)
  • Light heavyweight: Johnny Walker (-112) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (-108)


  • Featured Prelim: Nasrat Haqparast (-238) vs. Jared Gordon (+195), lightweight
  • Muhammad Naimov (-102) vs. Felipe Lima (-118), featherweight
  • Rinat Fakhretdinov (-375) vs. Nicolas Dalby (+295), welterweight
  • Kang Kyung-ho (+136) vs. Muin Gafurov (-162), bantamweight
  • Magomed Gadzhiyasulov (-340) vs. Brendson Ribeiro (+270), light heavyweight
  • Lee Chang Ho (-108) vs. Xiao Long (-112), bantamweight – Road to UFC finale

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Zain Bando


Zain Bando is a writer for MMA Knockout, part of the Sports Illustrated/Minute Media umbrella. He has covered combat sports since 2019 for notable outlets BJPenn.com and FanSided MMA. He also co-hosts a podcast called "The MMA Outsiders," part of the Empty The Bench Podcast Network, which airs Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT. A Chicago suburban native, Bando has been enthralled with MMA since 2006 and has been fortunate to attend some of the most high-profile events in the sport's history, both as a fan and media member, including UFC 264, Bellator 297 and Kayla Harrison's PFL MMA debut. He is excited to take the next step in his combat sports writing journey and looks forward to continuing his following of the fight game for years to come. Bando can be reached via email at zainbando99@gmail.com or by social media @zainbando99