UFC and Twitch culture are set for a collision course Friday, with two of the biggest stars on the streaming platform slated appear during one of the sport's biggest conventions. The Battle of the Ages event, taking place as part of the UFC X convention in Las Vegas, will pit Nicholas "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff against Timothy "TimTheTatman" Betar in a showdown built for maximal viral appeal. Here's what you need to know about the show, including how to watch, when to tune in, and more.
How to Watch UFC X
UFC X is a convention for fans of UFC. This year's event takes place July 1-2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, near the sport's corporate headquarters. This iteration is also part of the 10th Annual UFC International Fight Week ending July 2, and culminating in UFC 276 at the T-Mobile Arena.
Gamers interested in the NICKMERCS and TimTheTatman showdown can tune into the UFC Twitch channel at 2 p.m. ET to watch the two go head to head. But they should keep their expectations in check: the two won't be fighting an actual UFC match. Instead, they'll play a round of EA Sports UFC 4 in front of the crowd, then shift over to Apex Legends' Arena mode.
NICKMERCS' team for Apex will include FaZe Kalei, FaZe Nio and Stable Ronaldo. Tim will team with ClaraAtWork, DiazBiffle and LuckyChamu.