After three events in Jacksonville, Florida, the president of UFC Dana White returns to the fray with a mixed martial arts show. It is a UFC Fight Night, whose star will star Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns, in an agreed-upon combat at welterweight.
This event will take place on Saturday, May 30 and could be hosted by the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas. Today the Nevada Athletic Commission should give permission. If he denies it, the other option would be Arizona, according to White’s latest statements. Meanwhile, the transmission will be in charge of ESPN. The stars will begin at 9 p.m. (Peruvian time).
This will be Burns’ chance to climb the UFC welterweight standings as he will face off against former champion Woodley, who has not fought since the night he lost his belt to Kamaru Usman in 2019.
Brazilian Burns comes to this bout with a streak of five consecutive wins. Some of his victims were Alexey Kunchenko, Gunnar Nelson and recently Demian Maia, whom he defeated at UFC Brasilia, an event that took place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“This guy is on fire right now,” Dana said of Burns. “He and Woodley should have a good fight … He fits in very well against Woodley. This should be a very, very fun fight,” he added.
The evening will also have Blagoy Ivanov against Augusto Sakai in the co-star; while in the stellar of the preliminaries, Antonina Shevchenko will face Katlyn Chookagian. Precisely, this last fighter comes from losing against the champion Valentina in February by technical knockout.
UFC Fight Night: Star Card Schedules
• Peru: 9:00 pm / ESPN
• Colombia: 9:00 p.m. / ESPN
• Ecuador: 9:00 p.m. / ESPN
• Mexico: 9:00 p.m / FOX
• Argentina: 11:00 p.m. / ESPN
• Uruguay: 11:00 p.m. / ESPN
• Chile: 11:00 p.m / FOX
UFC Fight Night Card May 30
-Gilbert Burns vs. Tyron Woodley
-Blagoy Ivanov vs. Augusto Sakai
-Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez
-Roosevelt Roberts vs. Brok weaver
-Hannah Cifers vs. Mackenzie Dern
-Katlyn Chookagian vs. Antonina Shevchenko
-Spike Carlyle vs. Billy Quarantillo
-Klidson Abreu vs. Jamahal Hill
-Tim Elliott vs. Brandon Royval
-Casey Kenney vs. Louis Smolka
-Chris Gutiérrez vs. Vince Morales
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