The UFC has introduced its full lineup for a UFC Struggle Night time occasion on Could 30, which is predicted to happen on the firm’s Apex facility in Las Vegas.
UFC president Dana White confirmed a welterweight bout between former champion Tyron Woodley (19-4-1) and Gilbert Burns (18-3) will headline the cardboard, which is scheduled to air on ESPN and ESPN+.
The situation is topic to vary till Could 27, when the Nevada State Athletic Fee is scheduled to formally vote on reopening the state to fight sports activities. NSAC officers indefinitely suspended all fight sports activities in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Different notable matchups on the cardboard embody a welterweight bout between Kevin Holland (17-5) and Daniel Rodriguez (11-1). Holland, 27, defeated Anthony Hernandez through first-round TKO in Jacksonville, Florida, on Could 16. The 14-day turnaround shall be tied for the second-shortest break between fights in UFC historical past.
White additionally addressed the Twitter feud between gentle heavyweight champ Jon Jones and heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou. Jones has lengthy talked about shifting as much as heavyweight, however his focus was often on instantly preventing for the title. After Ngannou’s first-round KO of Jairzinho Rozenstruik on Could 9, Jones began concentrating on a combat with Ngannou, and the momentum constructed till Thursday, when Jones tweeted that negotiations began — after which ended as a result of the UFC did not need to pay sufficient to make the combat occur.
“Clearly, that is a combat folks would like to see, and these guys speaking a number of smack backwards and forwards,” White mentioned Friday. “I do not see that combat taking place.”
White additionally mentioned the way forward for Struggle Island, which he is hoping will debut in June.
“We’re actually going to knock out 3-4 [cards] there in a month,” he mentioned. “And I’ll keep on the island for a month. I will in all probability be there the entire month of July.”
The complete lineup for Could 30: