The UFC’s third of three Florida occasions in every week continues to develop with the addition of three fights.
Don’Story Mayes (7-Three MMA, 0-1 UFC) meets Rodrigo Nascimento (7-Zero MMA, 0-Zero UFC) in a heavyweight matchup, Mara Romero Borella (12-7 MMA, 2-Three UFC) takes on Cortney Casey (8-7 MMA, 4-6 UFC) in a ladies’s flyweight combat, and Giga Chikadze (9-2 MMA, 2-Zero UFC) fights Mike Davis (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at featherweight. MMA Junkie confirmed the three matchups following an preliminary report from Combate.
The UFC’s Could 16 occasion takes place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Area in Jacksonville, Fla. The cardboard is predicted to air on ESPN and stream on ESPN+.
Mayes was set to tackle Nascimento twice earlier this month, however each occasions had been scrapped for coronavirus considerations. He’ll be attempting to rebound from a loss in his UFC debut this previous October by third-round heel hook to Ciryl Gane. That setback snapped a four-fight successful streak.
Nascimento bought his UFC shot with a first-round submission of Michal Martinek in a Dana White’s Contender Collection combat in July 2019. That saved him unbeaten, however was the Brazilian’s first combat in almost two years.
Borella has dropped three of her previous 4 fights and two in a row. In February, she adopted up a third-round TKO loss to Lauren Murphy with a choice setback in opposition to Montana Del La Rosa at UFC on ESPN+ 25.
Casey has dropped three of 4, as nicely. In February 2019, she misplaced a choice to Cynthia Calvillo at UFC on ESPN 1. She was set to return this previous December in opposition to Virna Jandiroba, however pulled out of the combat. A Could combat in opposition to Lara Procopio was a part of the coronavirus cancellations, however she’s now rebooked in opposition to Borella.
Chikadze in March received his fourth straight combat, together with his second straight within the UFC, with a break up resolution victory over Jamall Emmers at UFC 248. In September 2019, he received his promotional debut with a break up name over Brandon Davis at UFC on ESPN+ 18.
Davis will go after his second straight win. This previous October, he completed Thomas Gifford with simply 15 seconds left of their combat at UFC on ESPN+ 19. That bought him again on observe after a submission loss to Gilbert Burns in April 2019.
The UFC’s Could 16 lineup now consists of:
- Walt Harris vs. Alistair Overeem
- Eryk Anders vs. Krzysztof Jotko
- Anthony Hernandez vs. Kevin Holland
- Marlon Vera vs. Music Yadong
- Edson Barboza vs. Dan Ige
- Jared Gordon vs. Sean Woodson
- Darren Elkins vs. Nate Landwehr
- Don’Story Mayes vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
- Mara Romero Borella vs. Cortney Casey
- Giga Chikadze vs. Mike Davis