UFC 226: Holloway vs. Ortega
Stipe Miocic defends his heavyweight title against Daniel Cormier on July 8 in Las Vegas (July 7 in the US). The pair battles out in the main event of UFC 226 held at T-Mobile Arena.
The contest is a highly anticipated super fight dubbed as “Champion vs. Champion”. Miocic attempts to make his fourth successful title defense, while Cormier, who is a current light heavyweight champion, moves up a weight class, aspiring to become the two-division titleholder.
The co-main event features the defending featherweight champion Max Holloway, who takes on the number one ranked Brian Ortega.
A set of full fights featuring the main event fighters has been released late last week. On Tuesday the promotion hit the stream with the “Made to Be Legends” trailer, which previews “a heavyweight championship super fight, as well as a thrilling featherweight championship bout”.
The main card also includes Francis Ngannou up against Derrick Lewis at heavyweight, and Michael Chiesa face off Anthony Pettis at lightweight. In addition, kickboxing star turned Mixed Martial Artist, Gokhan Saki makes his second appearance inside the Octagon, taking on Khalil Rountree Jr. The full lineup can be found below.
UFC 226 fight card
Heavyweight Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier
Featherweight Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
Heavyweight Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis
Lightweight Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis
Light Heavyweight Gökhan Saki vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.
Middleweight Uriah Hall vs. Paulo Costa
Welterweight Yancy Medeiros vs. Mike Perry
Bantamweight Raphael Assunção vs. Rob Font
Welterweight Curtis Millender vs. Max Griffin
Lightweight Dan Hooker vs. Gilbert Burns
Lightweight Lando Vannata vs. Drakkar Klose
Women’s Strawweight Jamie Moyle vs. Emily Whitmire