The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Dallas
The pay-per-view UFC 211: Miocic vs Dos Santos 2 is the fourth UFC promotion held in Dallas. The pay-per-view event follows the debut made in 2009 with UFC 103, and UFC 171 in 2014 and UFC 185 in 2015. The show held at the American Airlines Center on May 13 is a fourteen-fight bill with two titles at stake.
In the headline event the current UFC heavyweight title holder Stipe Miocic (16-2-0) of the US faces off a former champion, ranked No.4 Junior dos Santos (18-4-0) of Brazil. The pair has previously squared off in the 2014 non-tile bout with Dos Santos taking a unanimous decision.
After that contest Miocic squared the record earning the victories over Mark Hunt and Andrei Arlovski. He won the belt against Fabricio Wedum as well as made a successful defense against Alistair Overeem. Meanwhile Dos Santos faced a defeated against Alistair Overeem and defeated Ben Rothwell.
In the co-headline event the current UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (13-0-0) of Poland is up against Jessica Andrade (16-5-0) of Brazil. The No.3 ranked in the division Brazilian brings to the table three straight victories against Jessica Penne, Joanne Calderwood and Angela Hill. She takes on the undefeated defending champion out of Poland, who has made her most recent title defense against her country-fellow Karolina Kowalkiewicz last November.
The UFC 211 Miocic vs Dos Santos 2 main card looks as the following:
Heavyweight Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos
Women’s Strawweight Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade
Welterweight Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
Featherweight Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodríguez
Flyweight Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
The preliminary card (FX) is a four-fight program. On the top of the bill ranked No.3 in the lightweight class Eddie Alvarez (28-5-0) of the US battles out against his american-fellow Ranked No.9 Dustin Poirier (21-5-0).
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
Featherweight Chas Skelly vs. Jason Knight
Middleweight Krzysztof Jotko vs. Dave Branch
Lightweight Marco Polo Reyes vs. James Vick
The preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass comprises five bouts. The women’s strawweight bout between ranked No.12 Jessica Aguilar (19-5-0) and Cortney Casey (6-3-0) governs the program.
Women’s Strawweight Jessica Aguilar vs. Cortney Casey
Featherweight Jared Gordon vs. Michel Quinones
Heavyweight Chase Sherman vs. Rashad Coulter
Featherweight Gabriel Benítez vs. Enrique Barzola
Light Heavyweight Joachim Christensen vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov