The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is getting ready for another exciting night of fights. This time, the world’s leading mixed martial arts promotion is gearing up for the highly anticipated UFC 216 pay-per-view event. UFC 216 goes down this Saturday, Oct. 7, inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight card has experienced several changes, but after the multiple shifts, the fight card still has 13 intriguing match ups.
UFC strawweight Paige VanZant was initially set to make her debut in the newly formed female flyweight division, against Jessica Eye . However, VanZant has since suffered an injury and neither fighter will be making their way to the T-Mobile Arena.
Andrea “KGB” Lee was recently signed by the UFC, with her expected to make her debut at UFC 216 against Kalinda Faria. However, it was later revealed that Andrea Lee must serve six months in the USADA testing pool before being eligible to compete. Lee failed a drug test last year, forcing USADA to require the six month testing period. Now neither fighter will be making it to UFC 216.
Still, UFC 216 is set have a series of exciting fights. Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will battle it out for the interim lightweight title in the night’s main event, while Demetrious Johnson will attempt to break the hallowed UFC record for most consecutive title defenses in the night’s co-main event match up against Ray Borg.
For the full fight card for UFC 216, see the list below:
UFC 216 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg
Derrick Lewis vs. Fabricio Werdum
Mara Romero Borella vs. Kalindra Faria
Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham
UFC 216 Prelims On FXX (8 p.m. ET):
Tom Duquesnoy vs. Cody Stamann
Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata
Poliana Botelho vs. Pearl Gonzalez
UFC 216 Prelims On Fight Pass (6 p.m. ET):
Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris
Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga
Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares
Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell