The UFC is in Florida for a rare non-pay-view-event outside of the APEX facility. In Orlando, the promotion will be sending out Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and Kevin ‘Trailblazer’ Holland to do the honours in the main event.
The welterweights headline a sneaky good card (compared to what we’ve seen in the APEX over recent months). The co-main for this one is former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos meeting Bryan Barberena. There is also a match-up between comeback king Matt Schnell and Matheus Nicolau. The main card also has a Tai Tuivasa appearance, he takes on Sergei Pavlovich. There’s also a pair of good middleweight bouts on tap including the surging Roman Dolidze meeting Jack Hermansson.
The prelim card has some intriguing tilts, too. There’s Octagon veterans Clay Guida and Darren Elkins (taking on Scott Holtzman and Jonathan Pearce respectively) going out for yet another battle. There’s also a banger, on paper, between Michael Johnson and Marc Diakiese. Additionally, there’s an interesting strawweight fight between Tracy Cortez and Amanda Ribas.
But of course, before any of these fights can happen the competitors must make it onto and past the scales at the official weigh-ins.
Those happen at 9 a.m. ET tomorrow and run until 11 a.m. You can get all the results right here, live.
Main card (10 p.m ET on ESPN/ESPN+):
Welterweight: Stephen Thompson (170) vs. Kevin Holland (170.5)
Welterweight: Rafael dos Anjos (170) vs. Bryan Barberena (170.5)
Flyweight: Matheus Nicolau (126) vs. Matt Schnell (126)
Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa (266) vs. Sergei Pavlovich (255)
Middleweight: Jack Hermansson (186) vs. Roman Dolidze (185.5)
Middleweight: Eryk Anders (186) vs. Kyle Daukaus (184.5)
Prelim card (7 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+):
Welterweight: Niko Price (170) vs. Phil Rowe (173.5)*
Strawweight: Angela Hill (115.5) vs. Emily Ducote (115.5)
Lightweight: Clay Guida (154.5) vs. Scott Holtzman (155.5)
Lightweight: Michael Johnson (156) vs. Marc Diakiese (155.5)
Featherweight: Darren Elkins (145) vs. Jonathan Pearce (146)
Flyweight: Amanda Ribas (125) vs. Tracy Cortez (125) **
Lightweight: Natan Levy (156) vs. Genaro Valdez (156)
Featherweight: Marcelo Rojo (145) vs. Francis Marshall (145)
Strawweight: Yazmin Jauregui (115.5) vs. Istela Nunes (114.5)
*Philip Rowe missed weight by 2.5 lbs.
** Amanda Ribas vs. Tracy Cortez has been cancelled due to medical issues pertaining to Cortez.