How to watch Tafa vs Porter fight: UFC 284 Free in Canada
Although it feels like a rare view, I would consider myself a Porter fan. Porter is 37 years old, so it makes sense on both sides that he won’t suddenly move up the divisional ladder. In a same vein, he doesn’t easily dispatch opponents to achieve spectacular finishes. I greatly respect that he has achieved greater success in the UFC than most would have predicted and that he does so with an understated and unexpected degree of technical proficiency.
However, my fandom cannot justify his inclusion on the main card of a UFC pay-per-view (PPV) event. Tafa, the other half of the puzzle, is a completely typical Heavyweight slugger with a 2-3 UFC record who also doesn’t explain the positioning of this fight. Although it appears that UFC is hoping for a swift knockout to end the main card, that result is far from certain. Click here to watch Live UFC 284 on FITEPASS
Check out the UFC 284 fight schedule:
When is UFC 284: Justin Tafa vs Parker Porter?
Date: Saturday, February 11 | Sunday, February 12
FIGHT PASS Prelims: 6:15 p.m. ET | 11:15 p.m. ET GMT | 10:15 a.m. AEDT
Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT
Main card: 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 2 p.m. AEDT
Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. GMT | 4:15 p.m. AEDT (approximately)
Justin Tafa vs. Parker Porter Prediction
Both men have excellent matchups in this bout. Despite Tafa’s ability to fight very freely on the ground, which heightens his main threat of fight-ending power, I think Porter’s well-rounded game will allow him to raise his hand at the conclusion of the fight. The moment a chance to clinch his way to the mat presents itself, Porter will seize it. In the end, I anticipate Porter using savvy, careful striking to stay a safe distance. I’m choosing Porter here because I have faith in his ability to win this particular bout, even though Tafa’s threat always looms large.
How to watch UFC 284 Live Online PPV in Canada
If you’re a fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and living in Canada, you may be wondering how to watch the Pay-Per-View (PPV) live stream. Fortunately, there are several options available to catch all the action.
- UFC Fight Pass: UFC’s official streaming service offers live PPV events for purchase in Canada. You can subscribe to UFC Fight Pass on a monthly or yearly basis and get access to live and on-demand fights, exclusive content, and original programming.
- Rogers: If you’re a Rogers customer, you can purchase the PPV event through Rogers Cable or Rogers Anyplace TV. Simply log in to your account and follow the prompts to order the event.
- Bell: Bell customers can purchase the PPV event through Bell TV or Bell Fibe TV. You can also order the event through the Bell website or by calling the Bell customer service hotline.
- Shaw: Shaw customers can purchase the PPV event through Shaw Cable or Shaw Direct. You can also order the event through the Shaw website or by calling the Shaw customer service hotline.
- UFC PPV Providers: You can also purchase the UFC PPV event from various other providers, including Telus, SaskTel, and Videotron. Check with your local provider to see if they offer the event.
You can also stream the fight via Fitepass from anywhere, not only Canada.
Key Wins: Chase Sherman (UFC Vegas 48), Alan Baudot (UFC Vegas 34), Josh Parisian (UFC Vegas 15)
Key Losses: JON JONES AT A 2008 REGIONAL SHOW, Jailton Almeida (UFC Vegas 55), Chris Daukaus (UFC 252)
The secret to victory is that Porter does not possess extraordinary physical prowess or power. He does, however, bring some strong boxing, a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and the capacity to maintain a respectable tempo for 15 minutes. He may not be showy, but he frequently outworks opponents at the mid-level Heavyweight division who have an advantage in speed or power.
Porter is on the wrong side of the power equation as usual, despite having the talents to trade with Tafa. Tafa is undeniably the more potent finisher of the two, and I don’t think Porter’s boxing is quite clean enough to fight “Bad Man” and come out on top.
Instead, Porter ought to be able to box well enough to position his takedowns close to the fence. As Tafa is used to ending fights in under seven minutes, his ability to wrestle on the cage should wear him out. The longer Porter can keep this fight going and dodge the initial bombardment, the more likely it is that his stamina and experience will prevail.
Key Wins: Juan Adams (UFC 247), Harry Hunsucker (UFC Vegas 45)
Key Losses: Jared Vanderaa (UFC Vegas 27), Yorgan de Castro (UFC 243), Carlos Felipe (UFC Fight Island 7)
Keys to Victory: Tafa doesn’t stray too far from the stereotype of a heavyweight. He is a big boy with a lot of power, and at 265 pounds, he is the kind of fighter whose quickness can truly catch an opponent off guard (think of Mark Hunt or Ben Rothwell from back in the day). He has won all five of his matches by way of knockout, and he is one of just two fighters in UFC history who weigh less than 265 pounds.
Here, a quick start appears to be Tafa’s best option. His advantage will never be more apparent than in the opening frame because he is significantly more punishing and energetic than Porter. Additionally, Tafa frequently has to overcome a reach and height disadvantage, but that won’t apply in this situation.
He should be able to quickly determine his range and deal harm.
Porter should want to dismantle his opponent once he experiences Tafa’s strength. He can’t become overly enthusiastic and abandon a takedown or wear himself out. Instead, he can control the flow, stay clear of danger, and build to the finish.