The next UFC card is coming up fast with UFC 260 taking place on March 27 at the UFC Apex facility in Nevada. While it has been rocked by the news that the title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega for the featherweight championship has been postponed due to Volkanovski testing positive for COVID-19, there are still plenty of fights on the fight card.
The main card starts March 27 at 10 PM ET (7 PM PT). It features a heavyweight championship rematch bout between current two-time champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. The pair previously met during UFC 220 in 2018 with Miocic winning via unanimous decision, breaking the record for most consecutive title defenses with his third win. Whether he’ll achieve it again is uncertain as Ngannou has been flying through the heavyweight division in an impressive manner lately so this should be a great fight to watch.
Besides the heavyweight championship rematch, there’s also Tyron Woodley versus Vicente Luque in the welterweight class, along with Sean O’Malley versus Thomas Almeida in the bantamweight class, and Khama Worthy versus Jamie Mullarkey in the lightweight class.
If you’re keen to start early, the prelims begin at 8 PM ET (5 PM. ET) and feature lightweight heavyweights Alonzo Menifield versus William Knight, Women’s strawweight, Jessica Penne versus Hannah Goldy, and welterweights, Abubakar Nurmagomedov versus Jared Gooden. Finally, there’s the early preliminary card starting at 6:15 PM ET (3:15 PM PT) with Modestas Bukauskas vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk, Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick, Shane Young vs. Omar Antonio Morales Ferrer, and Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Abu Azaitar.
The card has been a little uncertain for a while and not just to COVID-19. Previously, Johnny Walker was expected to face Jimmy Crute in a lightweight heavyweight bout but had to pull out due to a chest injury. Crute will be returning in UFC 261 to fight against Anthony Smith. There was also meant to be a heavyweight bout between former WSOF heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov and Marcin Tybura until Ivanov pulled out with an injury.
For now, this should be the card you’ll see on March 27. The fight is available through ESPN+ with the service costing $6 per month and the entire UFC 260 PPV card costing $70
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