UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns fight card finalizedGet the Full StoryPhoto by Buda Mendes Zuffa LLC
Here s what the UFC s May 30th show, tentatively set for Las Vegas, looks like. As long as the Nevada Athletic Commission gives the a-okay, the UFC is back in Las Vegas starting May 30th.
Headlining the promotion s expected return to Sin City is a welterweight main event between former champion Tyron Woodley and rising contender Gilbert Burns. The co-main features ranked heavyweights Blagoy Ivanov and Augusto Sakai. Kevin Holland, who just won by TKO over Anthony Hernandez last week, will take on Daniel Rodriguez next week in a turnaround that s as quick as his win over Hernandez was.
Your featured prelim bout is recent women s flyweight title challenger Katlyn Chookagian against Antonina Shevchenko. I m sure statheads can research this but this might be the first time a UFC fighter has ever faced siblings in consecutive bouts, with champion Valentina Shevchenko having thoroughly dismantled Chookagian in February.
The entire card will be simulcast on ESPN and ESPN . Here s the full lineup, so see what piques your interest.
Main Card 9 PM ET, ESPN ESPN
Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns
Blagoy Ivanov vs. Augusto Sakai
Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez
Roosevelt Roberts vs. Brok Weaver
Mackenzie Dern vs. Hannah Cifers
Preliminary Card 6 PM ET, ESPN ESPN
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Billy Quarantillo vs. Spike Carlyle
Jamahal Hill vs. Klidson Abreu
Tim Elliott vs. Brandon Royval
Louis Smolka vs. Casey Kenney
Chris Gutierrez vs. Vince Morales