UFC 218 takes place on Saturday December 2 (Sun Dec 3 in Australia) at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The event is headlined by the featherweight championship, featuring the current title holder Max Holloway in defense of the belt against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. The co-main event is the heavyweight clash between Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou.
Also on the card lightweights Eddie Alvarez face off Justin Gaethje, and Al Iaquinta up against Paul Felder. As well, Henry Cejudo takes on Sergio Pettis at flyweight. The bout was originally expected at UFC 211, but fell off due to Cejudo’s hand injury, who was forced to pull out.
In addition, Jeremy Kimball battles out against Dominick Reyes at light heavyweight. Michelle Waterson meets Tecia Torres at women’s strawweight.
The organization has recently revealed the official poster for the upcoming show. Several bouts have been formerly announced to date. Other bouts and fight order is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks. The current line up can be found below.
UFC 218 expected fight card
Featherweight Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje
Flyweight Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
Lightweight Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder
Lightweight Drakkar Klose vs. David Teymur
Light Heavyweight Jeremy Kimball vs. Dominick Reyes
Women’s Strawweight Felice Herrig vs. Cortney Casey
Women’s Strawweight Amanda Cooper vs. Angela Magana
Welterweight Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi
Heavyweight Justin Willis vs. Allen Crowder
Welterweight Alex Oliveira vs. Yancy Medeiros
Women’s Strawweight Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson