Believe it or not, the UFC has never been to Maine before. That will all change on August 16th, as they head to Bangor for a Fight Night card to be televised on Fox Sports 1. Ryan Bader takes the main event honors against Ovince St. Preux in a battle of top 10 light heavyweights.
The co-main event is, and this is not a typo, Tim Boetsch versus Brad Tavares. Both men are coming off losses, with Boetsch 1-3 in his last 4, but he is a Maine native so he's one of the feature attractions for a reason. Sara McMann makes her return to the Octagon against the debuting Lauren Murphy.
This card has been bolstered a bit having received a couple of fights from the canceled UFC 176, and you can see the current fight list below:
Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux
Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares
Thiago Tavares vs. Robbie Peralta
Bobby Green vs. Abel Trujillo
Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky
Sara McMann vs. Lauren Murphy
Tom Watson vs. Sam Alvey
Seth Baczynski vs. Alan Jouban
Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May