Donald Cerrone
Donald Cerrone | Pic: Facebook/DonaldCowboyCerrone

Following the Khabib vs. Poirier blockbuster produced this past weekend in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Canada with UFC Vancouver Fight Night card (UFC on ESPN+ 16). MMA event takes place at Rogers Arena featuring a series of bouts, with lightweights, Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje, squaring off in the headliner of the show.

The co-main event is a light heavyweight battle between Glover Teixeira and Nikita Krylov. Also on the main card a heavyweight matchup between Todd Duffee and Jeff Hughes, a middleweight encounter between Uriah Hall and Antonio Carlos Junior, and a light heavyweight clash between Misha Cirkunov and Jim Crute.

Michel Pereira was expected to face Sergey Khandozhko in a three-round welterweight bout, but the contest fell off due to VISA issue of the latter. The replacement opponent is yet to be announced.

The main card follows the preliminary card comprising seven outings. Among the bouts Marcin Tybura meets Augusto Sakai at heavyweight, Cole Smith faces Miles Johns at bantamweight, and Andrew Sanchez and Marvin Vettori do battle at middleweight.

The current lineup for UFC Vancouver can be found below.

UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Gaethje

Main card
Lightweight Donald Cerrone vs. Justin Gaethje
Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira vs. Nikita Krylov
Heavyweight Todd Duffee vs. Jeff Hughes
Welterweight Michel Pereira vs. TBD
Middleweight Uriah Hall vs. Antônio Carlos Júnior
Light Heavyweight Misha Cirkunov vs. Jimmy Crute

Preliminary card
Heavyweight Marcin Tybura vs. Augusto Sakai
Bantamweight Cole Smith vs. Miles Johns
Middleweight Andrew Sanchez vs. Marvin Vettori
Bantamweight Brad Katona vs. Hunter Azure
Featherweight Chas Skelly vs. Jordan Griffin
Bantamweight Louis Smolka vs. Ryan McDonald
Featherweight Kyle Prepolec vs. Austin Hubbard