The upcoming UFC Vegas 68 card on Feb. 4 will happen on the UFC APEX however the begin instances for the occasion will likely be a lot later than the typical playing cards occurring in the USA.
The occasion headlined by a heavyweight conflict between Derrick Lewis and Sergei Spivak will characteristic a major card begin time at 1 a.m. EST/ 10 p.m. PST with the prelims kicking off at 10 p.m. EST/ 7 p.m. PST. UFC officers confirmed the beginning instances with MMA Combating on Saturday following an preliminary report from MMA Ecosystem on Twitter.
The explanation behind the unusual begin time comes all the way down to the occasion initially being scheduled to happen in Seoul, South Korea. Sadly plans to return to South Korea had been nixed after “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung suffered an damage that left him unable to compete in February.
With out Jung accessible, the UFC opted to shift gears to place Lewis vs. Spivak in the primary occasion however the card will nonetheless characteristic various South Korean fighters together with the return of “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi.
Consequently, the UFC will nonetheless accommodate a begin time that may enable followers from round Asia to look at the cardboard. In South Korea, the UFC Vegas 68 card will begin at 12 p.m. native time for the prelims and three p.m. for the primary card.
The UFC hasn’t finalized the bout order but so it’s unknown right now if the primary card will characteristic 5 – 6 fights however the begin time will certainly be later than typical within the U.S.
Lewis vs. Spivak was a combat that was initially scheduled to happen in November however the heavyweight bout was scrapped on the day of the occasion after Lewis suffered an sickness that left him unable to compete. Now the heavyweights will meet in February as an alternative with the cardboard set for the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.