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How and what to watch for Pacquiao vs. Ugas fight on Saturday, August 21

Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring Saturday night to take on Yordenis Ugas for the WBA welterweight title. We break down how to watch, odds, the full card, and more.

Manny Pacquiao and WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas face off during a news conference at MGM Grand Garden Arena on August 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

This weekend brings the return of Manny Pacquiao to the ring. We aren’t getting the megafight with Errol Spence, Jr., but we’re still getting a title fight that should offer some entertainment value. After Spence withdrew ten days ago due to an eye injury, WBA Super welterweight champ Yordenis Ugas was moved up from the co-main event to face Pacquiao.

The main card for Saturday’s fight gets underway at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at 9 p.m. ET and the main event is expected to start sometime around 11:30 p.m. This is going to air on FOX Sports PPV and YouTube PPV. The card will cost $74.99.

The most intriguing storyline for this fight is the belt itself that is on the line. Pacquiao won the Super version of the WBA’s welterweight title in July 2019 when he beat Keith Thurman in a split decision. The WBA stripped Pacquiao of the title this past January due to inactivity. The organizing body then promoted Ugas into the Super belt. Ugas won the WBA’s Regular title in September 2020 when he beat Abel Ramos in a split decision.

That means Ugas won a title last held by Pacquiao without having to beat Pacquiao. Pacquiao-Spence would have been a significantly bigger fight for welterweight supremacy, but this is still interesting. Pacquiao was an underdog against Spence, but comes into this fight as a -360 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.

How to watch Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas

TV channel: FOX Sports PPV
Streaming: YouTube PPV
Main card start time: 9 p.m. ET
Main event ring walks: Approximately 11:30 p.m. ET

DraftKings Sportsbook Odds


Manny Pacquiao: -360
Yordenis Ugas: +275

Total Rounds

10.5: Over -210, under 10.5

Fight Outcome

Pacquiao by decision or technical decision: +110
Pacquiao by KO, TKO, or DQ: +175
Draw: +2000
Ugas by decision or technical decision: +400
Ugas by KO, TKO, or DQ: +1000

Full card

Main event: Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas for Ugas’ WBA Super welterweight title
Robert Guerrero vs. Victor Ortiz, welterweight
Mark Magsayo vs. Julio Ceja, featherweight
Carlos Castro vs. Oscar Escandon, WBC Continental Americas featherweight title
Frank Martin vs. Ryan Kielczweski, lightweight
Jose Valenzuela vs. Donte Strayhorn, lightweight
Steven Torres vs. Justin Rolfe, heavyweight
Burley Brooks vs. Cameron Sevilla Rivera, super middleweight
John Dato vs. Angel Antonio Contreras, featherweight
Mickel Clements vs. Eliseo Villalobos, lightweight