UFC 4: Watch Idris Elba take on Tyson Fury tonight

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A host of celebrities and pro fighters are entering the ring tonight on Twitch.

EA Sports is hosting a special UFC Virtual Fight Card Live event to mark the Saturday, August 15, release of UFC 4, and it’s probably not a bad way to spend your Friday night. The action kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2, the UFC Twitch channel, and on the UFC’s YouTube page.


“First up, we have Instagram’s Behzinga against former NFLer and sports personality Spice Adams,” the Xbox Wire announcement says.

“Next, a pair of matches for the wrestling fans — the Bella Twins will face off against one another and Kenny Omega will be taking on Twitch streamer Lirik. After that, UFC legend Max Holloway will take on comedian Hannibal Buress in a fight that promises lots of punches and punchlines.”

Later on in the night, the UFC’s Jorge Masvidal will go up against rapper Action Bronson. And the beloved actor Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, Thor: Ragnarok, Luther) is entering the octagon against two-time heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury.

“In addition,” the release says, “there will be exclusive information about EA Sports UFC 4, newly released footage and videos, and appearances by other surprise celebrities — plus, viewers at home will have a chance to win swag and prizes by watching and interacting on social media.”


UFC 4 arrives August 15, worldwide, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.