The UFC is set to return with UFC 249 on May 9th, for four cards in two weeks. Having announced the full lineup for UFC 249 last week, Dana White has now revealed the full lineup for the promotion’s May 13th and 16th events.
The full lineups for the two events look like this:
May 13th Main Card:
Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira
Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince St-Preux
Alexander Hernandez vs. Drew Dober
Ray Borg vs. Ricky Simon
Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori
Andrei Arlovski vs. Philipe Lins
Michael Johnson vs. Thiago Moises
Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras
Hunter Azure vs. Brian Kelleher
May 16th Main Card:
Walt Harris vs. Alistair Overeem
Claudia Gadelha vs. Angela Hill
Dan Ige vs. Edson Barboza
Eryk Anders vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Song Yadong vs. Marlon Vera
Anthony Hernandez vs. Kevin Holland
Mike Davis vs. Giga Chikadze
Cortney Casey vs. Mara Romero Borella
Darren Elkins vs. Nate Landwehr
Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Don’Tale Mayes
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic situation, both cards, as well as UFC 249, will take place behind closed doors at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
Whilst talking to ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto, Dana also announced that Tyron Woodley is set to headline the May 23rd event.
“We’re working on a fight with [Woodley] right now. After these three dates, we’re coming right back. We’re going to do four fights in 14 days. After May 9th, the UFC schedule is back on. We’re back on and running. We’re looking at a fight for Woodley. Woodley will probably be the fourth fight. He’ll be the main event.”
Following Dana’s comments, both Woodley and Gilbert Burns took to social media to say that they had agreed to fight each other.
As well as discussing the four upcoming events later this month in Florida, Dana also said that the UFC may have a different plan for Jorge Masvidal now. The UFC president has previously stated that ‘Gamebred’ would challenge Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title next.
However, Dana revealed that he may have a new opponent in mind for the ‘BMF’.
“We’re talking about a few different things. We have something else interesting for Masvidal too that we were just talking about yesterday. We’ll see. We’ll see how this whole thing plays out. Locations, how fast, you know, to start speculating down the road right now is too soon.
“Let’s get by these three fights in Florida and then we’ll figure out what’s next. But yeah, we’re talking about different possibilities with those guys.”
Dana’s comments comes the day after the promotion announced their security protocol for the upcoming event in Jacksonville, Florida.