Dana White was not joking when he stated that August of 2020 would showcase an “insane” quantity of fights together with UFC 252: ‘Miocic vs. Cormier 3’.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Nevada State Athletic Fee (NSAC) authorized a complete of 9 dates for the Final Preventing Championship to host occasions for the month of August.
The 9 dates will embody 5 regular UFC occasions, along with 4 of the promotions ‘Dana White’s Contender Collection’ struggle playing cards.
The primary occasion is ready to happen on August 1 and will probably be headlined by a key ladies’s bantamweight bout between former champion Holly Holm and surging contender Irene Aldana.
The second occasion will happen on August eight and a heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik is slated as the principle occasion.
The promotion will then maintain it’s month-to-month pay-per-view occasion within the type of UFC 252 on August 15. That struggle card will probably be headlined by a extremely anticipated trilogy bout between reigning heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and former title holder Daniel Cormier.
‘DC’ had received the pairs first encounter at UFC 226 in fast style, scoring a devastating first spherical knockout. Nonetheless, Stipe Miocic was in a position to precise his revenge of their rematch at UFC 241, rising victorious by the use of fourth spherical TKO.
Following the UFC 252 pay-per-view, the promotion will return with occasions on August 22 and August 29. Principal occasions for these specific struggle playing cards have but to be introduced by UFC officers.
As famous above, along with the 5 regular UFC occasions slated for the month of August, the promotion may even host 4 “Dana White’s Contender Collection’ struggle playing cards.
The primary Contender Collection occasion is ready to happen on August 4th, with the next struggle playing cards set to run every Tuesday.
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This text first appeared on BJPENN.com on July 1, 2020