The injury bug has already done its fair share of wreckage in the opening two months of 2015, so please oh please leave UFC 187 alone. I know it’s asking a lot since the card’s not until May 23, but just one favor?
On Monday, the UFC confirmed the show’s main card, and it is nothing short of star-studded. It’s the deepest lineup the octagon has hosted in quite some time.
Light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) defends his throne against Anthony Johnson in the night’s featured contest. The long-awaited middleweight title tilt between champ Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort serves as the co-main event.
Lightweight top contenders Donald Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov take third-to-top billing. Heavyweights Travis Browne and Andrei Arlovski and welterweights Josh Burkman and Dong Hyun Kim round out the pay-per-view roster.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.
Here is the card’s current roster:
Justin Scoggins vs. Joshua Sampo
Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer
Rose Namajunas vs. Nina Ansaroff
Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Josh Burkman vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne
Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Vitor Belfort vs. Chris Weidman (UFC middleweight champion)
Anthony Johnson vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)