UFC 232 is held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on December 30 (AWST). The event is headlined by a pair of title fights, marking a return of Jon Jones who faces Alexander Gustafsson in a light heavyweight championship bout, while Cris Cyborg defends her featherweight strap against the current bantamweight titleholder Amanda Nunes.
A women’s featherweight bout between Cat Zingano and Megan Anderson was added to the card on Thursday. The contest features former bantamweight title challenger up against former Invicta FC champion.
“Fresh from a July win over Marion Reneau, Zingano is more determined than ever in her quest for UFC gold, and given her previous victories over Nunes, Miesha Tate and Raquel Pennington, Zingano has the tools to get the job done. Looking to put a halt to her plans is Australia’s Anderson, who has won four of her last five bouts, with all of those victories coming by way of knockout,” reads the announcement.
Among other previously announced bouts, UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn is back in the Octagon taking on Ryan Hall at lightweight. With addition of Zingano vs. Anderson, the current UFC 232 fight card looks as the following:
Light Heavyweight Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Women’s Featherweight Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes
Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson vs. Ilir Latifi
Welterweight Michael Chiesa vs. Carlos Condit
Women’s Featherweight Cat Zingano vs. Megan Anderson
Lightweight Ryan Hall vs. B.J. Penn
— UFC Aus/New Zealand (@UFC_AUSNZ) October 17, 2018
Jessica Eye vs. Katlyn Chookagian added to UFC 231
The promotion has also upgraded UFC 231 lineup with an addition of women’s flyweight contest between Jessica Eye and Katlyn Chookagian. The bout was announced via Twitter of UFC Canada.
The event is headlined by defending featherweight champion Max Holloway who faces Brian Ortega at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on December 9 (AWST). The co-main event is a women’s flyweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Valentina Shevchenko. The updated UFC 231 fight card can be found below.
Featherweight Max Holloway (c) vs. Brian Ortega
Women’s Flyweight Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Light Heavyweight Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago Santos
Women’s Strawweight Claudia Gadelha vs. Nina Ansaroff
Middleweight Elias Theodorou vs. Eryk Anders
Lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns
Bantamweigh Matthew Lopez vs. Brad Katona
Welterweight Chad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima
Lightweight John Makdessi vs. Diego Ferreira
Featherweight Hakeem Dawodu vs. Kyle Bochniak
Light Heavyweight Devin Clark vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Women’s Flyweight Jessica Eye vs. Katlyn Chookagian
As well, two bouts were added to UFC on Fox 31 held at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on December 16 (AWST). Juan Adams faces Chris de la Rocha at heavyweight, and Adam Milstead takes on Mike Rodriguez at light heavyweight. The event is headlined by a 155-pound rematch between Kevin Lee and Al Iaquinta.
In addition, a statement has been made on Fight Night 138: Volkan vs. Smith which marks UFC debut in Moncton on October 28 (AWST). Zubaira Tukhugov has been withdrawn from a featherweight co-main event bout against Artem Lobov and replaced by Michael Johnson, due to the NAC investigation, as understood, following an incident at UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor.