UFC 231 Holloway vs Ortega fight card
UFC 231: Max Holloway (pictured) defends featherweight title against Brian Ortega / Pic: Facebook

Following Fight Night 142 held this past Sunday in Australia, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Canada on December 9 (AEDT) with UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega. The PPV MMA event takes place at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, featuring a 13-fight bill with two titles contested in the headliner of the show.

In the main event the defending featherweight champion Max Holloway faces ranked No.1 Brian Ortega. The championship bout is scheduled for five rounds.

In the co-main event Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk battle it out for a vacant women’s flyweight title. The contest is also scheduled for five rounds.

Also on the main card Alex Oliveira takes on Gunnar Nelson at welterweight, and Hakeem Dawodu meets Kyle Bochniak at featherweight. In addition, Jimi Manuwa squares off against Thiago Santos at light heavyweight.

The five-fight main card on PPV, follows as a four-fight preliminary card. The action begins with the early prelims card, also comprising four bouts. A complete UFC 231 lineup and fight order can be found below.

UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega fight card

Main card
Featherweight Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
Women’s Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Light Heavyweight Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago Santos
Welterweight Alex Oliveira vs. Gunnar Nelson
Featherweight Hakeem Dawodu vs. Kyle Bochniak

Preliminary card
Women’s Strawweight Claudia Gadelha vs. Nina Ansaroff
Women’s Flyweight Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Eye
Middleweight Elias Theodorou vs. Eryk Anders
Lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns

Early Prelims
Light Heavyweight Devin Clark vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Bantamweight Brad Katona vs. Matthew Lopez
Welterweight Chad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima
Lightweight Diego Ferreira vs. Jesse Ronson

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former National champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. Iskenderov is also the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) international coordinator for Australia.

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