Pacquiao was originally set to face unified champion Errol Spence Jr., but “The Truth” was forced to withdraw because of a retinol tear in his left eye.
Enter Yordenis Ugas.
WBA Welterweight Champion Ugas will step up to replace Spence and will defend his title against Pacquiao, who won that title when he defeated Keith Thurman in his last fight July 2019. Ugas was preparing to make his first title defense against Fabian Maidana in the co-feature of the Spence-Pacquiao card.
Being elevated to the main event against boxing legend Pacquiao means Ugas will get a career-defining fight sooner rather than later.
Continue reading for more information on the fight card, betting odds and streaming information.
PACQUIAO VS. UGAS FIGHT DATE, START TIME & PLATFORM
Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas is available on all major U.S. & Canadian PPV providers, including Xfinity, Spectrum, Contour, Fios, and Optimum, among others (U.S.); as well as Rogers, Bell, Shaw, SaskTel and TELUS (Canada).
iNDemand is serving as the cable and telco distributor in North America.
For streaming, we recommend ordering the PPV fight card via Fite TV.
- Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
- Time: 9:00 pm, ET
- Channel/Platform: PBC Pay-Per-View (Click to Order via Fite)
- Pacquiao vs. Ugas main event (approximately): 11:00 pm, ET
WHAT DEVICES ARE SUPPORTED ON FITE?
Watch on Smart TVs Sony, Sharp and Panasonic or cast onto Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast
You don’t need to install an app on your TV. Simply follow the steps below to watch on the big screen:
- Download the FITE mobile app from the iOS App Store, Android Google Play or Amazon
- Connect your mobile device to the same WiFi as your TV
- Open the FITE mobile app and select TV Connect Wizard from the Account menu. It will automatically discover and connect to your TV
- Once your device/TV has been found you are all set to watch on the big screen; simply find the show you want to watch, hit play via your mobile app and enjoy
Watch on Vidaa, Xfinity X1 & Xfinity Flex, COX Contour, Vizio, Samsung, LG or VEWD Smart TV’s, via Netgem’s set-top box or via the AT&T TV device all through the FITE App.
Instructions for each of the platforms are below:
Search for the FITE App via your Samsung TV App Store. Sign into FITE using your existing credentials or if you are a new customer; follow the instructions to sign up. To purchase an event, search for the event and click to purchase. Follow the onscreen instructions using the URL and code displayed.
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VIDAA OR VEWD VIA HISENSE TVS AND SELECTED TIVO BOXES
Find the FITE app from the VIDAA or VEWD app store on your Hisense TV, or from the VEWD Appstore on certain TiVO set-top boxes versions 4, 5, 6 or 7. If you already are a FITE user, use your FITE login.
VIZIO SMARTCSAT TVS
To access the FITE application on your SmartCast TV, press the input button and choose the “SmartCast’ input, or press the “V” or HOME key near the center of your remote. All available apps are displayed in the app row of SmartCast Home. If you already are a FITE user, use your FITE login.
NETGEM SET-TOP BOX
Look for the FITE app inside the Netgem TV app store. If you already are a FITE user, use your FITE login. If not, sign up here.
AT&T TV DEVICE
- Press the APPS or Diamond button on your AT&T TV remote
- Go to the Google PlayTM store
- Sign in to your Google account. If you’re already signed in, you won’t have to do it again
- Search for the FITE app and download it to order an event
COMCAST’S XFINITY X1 AND XFINITY FLEX
The easiest way to get FITE is to say “FITE” into your Xfinity remote control. Alternatively, just press the Xfinity button on your remote and select Apps. Go to FITE under VIDEO. If you already are a FITE user, use your FITE login. If not, sign up here.
The easiest way to get FITE is to say “FITE” into your Cox Contour remote control. Alternatively, go to the On-screen guide, select Apps then choose FITE. If you already are a FITE user, use your FITE login. If not, sign up here.
WATCH ON VIRGIN MEDIA VIA VIRGIN TV V6 OR TIVO BOX
- Press Home on the remote
- Choose On Demand
- Choose Live Events
- Press Red to view the available events
- Select the event you wish to ordern
- Enter your TV PIN if prompted
Once you’ve bought it, you can watch the event as soon as it’s started.
To watch your event go to On Demand > Live Events.
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WATCH ON PHONE OR TABLET
WATCH ON AMAZON FIRE TV OR KINDLE FIRE TABLET
Download the FITE app on your Fire TV or Kindle Fire tablet. If you already are a FITE user, use your FITE login. You can stream to your Fire TV from the FITE mobile apps or use it as a standalone when you have FITE installed.
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WATCH ON APPLE TV
There is a native Apple TV FITE app that can be used standalone. Just search for it in your Apple TV store, install and log in with your FITE account. This will sync your purchases and let you make new ones directly from the Apple TV.
WATCH ON XBOX ONE
You don’t need to install an app onto your Xbox One. Simply follow the steps below to watch on the big screen:
- Download the FITE mobile app from the iOS App Store, Android Google Play or Amazon
- Connect your mobile device to the same WiFi as your Xbox One
- Open the FITE mobile app and select TV Connect Wizard from the Account menu. It will automatically discover and connect to your Xbox One
- Once your Xbox One has been found you are all set to watch on the big screen; simply find the show you want to watch, hit play via your mobile app and enjoy
For Xbox you’ll be prompted to install the Movies & TV app on the Xbox if it’s not installed already.
Unfortunately Xbox 360 is not supported due to old hardware.
WATCH ON PS4
To watch FITE on PS4, open the PS4 browser, go to www.fite.tv, sign in, pick a video you want to watch and enjoy.
WATCH ON CHROMECAST
Similar to other popular mobile video apps, the FITE mobile app automatically discovers your Chromecast and and allows you to stream to them. Install the FITE app from iOS App Store, Android Google Play or Amazon, connect your mobile device to the same WiFi router as your Chromecast and enjoy watching combat sports on the big screen.
WATCH ON ANDROID TV
Just go to the Android TV store and install FITE. Log in with your account and you are all set!
WATCH ON COMPUTER
Pick an event from the schedule, or search for a specific content. Open the content page and enjoy!
You can use FITE with all major modern browsers including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge. You can cast to Chromecast devices and Chromecast-enabled TVs straight from the FITE video player in your browser, and cast to iOS devices and iOS-enabled TVs directly from your iPhone, iPad or Mac computer.
MANNY PACQUIAO VS. YORDENIS UGAS BETTING ODDS
According to MyBookie.Ag*, the moneyline on the underdog Yordenis Ugas to win is currently +285. Manny Pacquiao is the betting favorite at -355.
*Betting Odds as of 8/15/21
MANNY PACQUIAO VS. YORDENIS UGAS FIGHT CARD INFO
4-FIGHT PPV CARD
- Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas
- Julio Ceja vs. Mark Magsayo
- Robert Guerrero vs. Victor Ortiz
- Carlos Castro vs. Oscar Escandon
The FOX broadcast begins at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT and features unbeaten Lightweight contender Frank Martin battling Ryan Kielczweski in a 10-round attraction, rising Lightweight prospect Jose Valenzuela competing in an eight-round fight against Esteban Sanchez and Heavyweight prospect Steven Torres squaring off against Justin Rolf.
Non-televised action will see Dallas-based prospect Burley Brooks (6-2, 5 KOs) taking on Cameron Rivera (9-6-3, 6 KOs) for a Super Middleweight duel, unbeaten Filipino John Dato (14-0-1, 9 KOs) in a Featherweight clash against Mexico’s Angel Contreras (10-4-2, 6 KOs) and the pro debut of Lightweight Mikel Spencer in a four-round bout.
WHERE IS MANNY PACQUIAO VS. YORDENIS UGAS TAKING PLACE?
Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugás will see eight-division world champion and Philippine Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao taking on WBA Welterweight World Champion Yordenis Ugás in the FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View main event Saturday, August 21 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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WHAT MANNY PACQUIAO AND YORDENIS UGAS HAVE SAID LEADING UP TO THE FIGHT
“I want to say that I’m praying for Errol to make a fast recovery from his injury. Health is always the priority and the most important thing. I did my best in training and in preparation for this fight, so I wanted to make sure my hard work was not wasted.
“Ugás was ready to fight and challenge me on August 21. So it’s a great thing that I can show off my hard work in the gym when we face each other on fight night.
“I’m not disappointed at all in what happened because my hard work will not be wasted. Ugás stepped up and is bringing his WBA championship into the fight, which I’m excited to fight for.
“I always consider myself a bipartisan boxer. I am happy to fight either right-handed or southpaw fighters. It’s no problem for me at all to switch the styles that I’m going to face.
“What I can say to the fans is that this is definitely not an easy fight. Ugás is a champion because they gave him my belt. Now, we have to settle it inside of the ring. I cannot take him lightly, because he’s the kind of fighter who will take advantage of that.
“I have a lot of people around me that motivate me to win this fight, especially for my family. I’m also very motivated to give the fans a great fight that they’re going to enjoy in the arena or watching on pay-per-view.
“In the end, I want to win the belts. I’m so excited for this championship fight and I don’t care if I’m the challenger or champion coming into it. We’ll see who is the champion after August 21.
“I know that Ugás is also very prepared for his fight because he was going to be on the undercard. If there was no Ugás on the undercard, it’s possible we would have cancelled the fight. It’s a good thing we had another welterweight champion on the card for this scenario that happened.
“The only danger for this fight is the change in stance. Both Spence and Ugás are aggressive fighters, which I like. We can create a lot of great action in the ring that the fans will love.
“I would tell the fans not to miss this fight. This is going to be a really good one. I’m sure that me and Ugás are going to give a fight full of action. I’m excited to see everyone in Las Vegas on August 21.”
“I’m feeling great and super excited to fight on this big stage. I’m ready to go get in the ring on August 21. I couldn’t be more excited for this fight.
“When I got the call that I was going to face one of the best fighters in history, it just pushed my excitement to new highs. I can’t wait to show everyone what I’m capable of.
“I also want to wish Errol Spence Jr. a safe and fast recovery. I hope he gets healthy soon and we see him back in the ring.
“I’m used to taking fights at the last minute. It’s really nothing new to me. Once I knew I was fighting Pacquiao, I got right back to work, because I’m always ready to fight anyone they put in front of me.
“I got elevated to being the WBA champion in January, but now we can say that whoever wins on August 21 is the true WBA Welterweight World Champion.
“It’s all about making adjustments at this point. I’ve had a lot of experience doing this before fights. It’s happened multiple times, so I’m truly prepared at all times to adjust to whatever comes my way.
“Fighting Manny Pacquiao is very significant to me. It means the world to me. I’m not fighting for the money, I’m fighting for my legacy, and for my country. This is the most important fight of my life.
“I’m well-aware that Pacquiao is the favorite. But at the same time, I’m a champion. Since I came back five years ago, I’ve overcome so much. I’ve faced so many strong opponents in order to get to where I am today. I have full confidence in myself and my ability to get a victory.
“When I went away from boxing, I was focused on family and spending time with my son. At that time, I never thought I would be defending a title against Manny Pacquiao. But for the past five years I’ve been one of the most active and successful boxers out there and I’m ready to prove myself once again.
“I’m a fighter not only inside of the ring, but outside of the ring I fight for the freedom of my people. That’s the most important thing to me. I hope everyone fighting for freedom in Cuba is safe and knows that I’ll be fighting for them on Saturday, August 21.
“Underestimating Manny Pacquiao is out of the question. He’s going to be ready. I have prepared to face the best so that I can become the best.
“This is going to be a great fight for all the fans. I’m planning on leaving everything in the ring. I can guarantee an amazing fight. We’re going to give a big gift to the fans on August 21. I’m leaving my heart out there for all my fans.”