STACKED! UFC 217 Coming Together As The Year’s Biggest Event

UFC 217 is shaping up to be the biggest UFC card of 2017.

With eight fights confirmed by the UFC, November’s pay-per-view event is turning into a can’t miss event for all MMA fans.

UFC 217 will take place Nov. 4. This will be the second UFC event in history to take place at the historic Madison Square Garden in New York City.

UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping is scheduled to defend his championship in the main event. He is set to fight former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, who will be returning to the sport after a four-year hiatus.

Bisping will be making his second UFC title defense in November. The UFC champion has not fought in almost a year. In his last fight, Bisping successfully defended his title after winning a decision against Dan Henderson.

Bisping won the UFC title back in June 2016. At UFC 199, Bisping shocked the world when he knocked out Luke Rockhold to win the championship.

St-Pierre has not fought since Nov. 2013. In his last fight, St-Pierre successfully defended his welterweight title against Johny Hendricks. After defending his title for the ninth consecutive time, St-Pierre relinquished the title and temporarily left the sport.

In the co-main event of UFC 217, UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt will defend his title against his former training partner, and former UFC champion, TJ Dillashaw.

UFC 217 will also feature a pivotal welterweight fight between former title challenger Stephen Thompson and Jorge Masvidal.

Below, you can see the eight fights that the UFC has already confirmed for their return to New York City.

  • UFC Champion Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre
  • UFC Champion Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw
  • Stephen Thomspon vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Borrachinha
  • Aleksei Oleinik vs. Curtis Blaydes
  • Aiemann Zahabi vs. Ricardo Ramos
  • Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba
  • Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins