How to watch Pacquiao vs. Ugas 2021 live on PPV, full fight card, odds

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A 42-year-old Manny Pacquiao hasn’t been in the ring for over two years. He will face off against WBA super welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas in Las Vegas on Saturday. All the action can be watched live on FITE.tv at 8 p.m. EST.  

The PacMan was originally supposed to go against Errol Spence Jr. However, after Spence Jr. tore his retina, Ugas took the main event slot with just 11 days to spare.

Known for his fist speed and explosive power, Pacquiao has won eight divisional titles throughout his career. The Philippines native most recently defeated Keith Thurman by split decision on July 20, 2019.

Ugas, the current WBA welterweight champion, won the bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics and has stacked 12 knockouts throughout his career. The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board has Ugas currently ranked as the fifth best welterweight in the world.

Before the two touch gloves, here’s what you need to know:

When is Pacquiao vs Ugas? How can I watch?

The pay-per-view event will be shown on FITE.tv and will cost $74.99. The main card begins at 9 p.m. EST with the main event expected to start around midnight.

Where is the fight taking place?

The fight will take place in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena. The venue also hosts the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights.

Manny Pacquiao (left) in his win over Keith Thurman on July 20, 2019.
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What are Pacquiao’s and Ugas’ records?

Pacquiao hasn’t fought in over two years but holds a 62-7-2 record. The 42-year-old legend is well past his prime. Though, even when he was pushing 41, Pacquiao triumphed in his most recent fight against Thurman.

Ugas, with a 26-4 record, has had quite a career in his own right. Ugas has a three-inch height and two-inch reach advantage over Pacquiao, so the Cuban could possibly use his lanky build his advantage. 

What are the odds?

The fight odds are currently set at Pacquiao (-350) to beat Ugas (+275), according to BetMGM.

How much will the two make?

With the the last-second change to the fight, Ugas’ purse payout currently isn’t known. Pacquiao, though, is expected to make $5 million guaranteed, with that number having the chance to near $25 million with PPV shares, according to reports.

What is the fight card?

Besides Ugas’ WBA welterweight title being up for grabs, the following are the other fights on Aug. 21, 2021.

Mark Magsayo vs Julio Ceja (featherweight)

Victor Ortiz vs Robert Guerrero (welterweight)

Carlos Castro vs Oscar Escandon (featherweight)

Frank Martin vs Ryan Kielczweski (lightweight)

Jose Valenzuela vs. Esteban Sanchez (lightweight)

Steven Torres vs. Justin Rolfe (heavyweight)

Who is Pacquiao fighting next?

Pacquiao told ESPN he’s not sure if this will be his last fight. If he does fight again, he told the outlet he’d like to fight Spence or Terence Crawford.

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