Fourth of July might have been yesterday, but there will be plenty of fireworks going off this weekend in Las Vegas.
The UFC will be hosting three shows, one will be of the blockbuster variety in Saturday’s historic “UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones II” extravaganza.
Four titles will be on the line over a torrid three-day spam, two new Ultimate Fighters will be crowned, and of course, the return of former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar.
Thursday’s “UFC Fight Night 90: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez” kicks things off on UFC Fight Pass. Lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos defends his crown against former Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez in the main event.
“The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale: Joanna vs. Claudia” takes place the following night on Fox Sports 1. Women’s strawweight title holder Joanna Jedrzejczyk grants bitter rival Claudia Gadelha a rematch in the night’s featured contest.
UFC 200 closes out the weekend on Saturday with a title unification bout between light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormir and interim champ Jon Jones collide in the main contest. Lesnar will open for them when the professional wrestler meets Mark Hunt. In addition, women’s bantamweight champ Miesha Tate puts her strap on the line against Amanda Nunes. Oh, and let’s not forget Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo will also vie for the vacant interim featherweight belt.
Get ready, this should be a fun three-day run.
UFC Fight Night 90: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez:
(UFC Fight Pass 6:30PM ET/3P:30M PT)
Alvaro Herrera vs. Vicente Luque
Marco Beltran vs. Reginaldo Vieira
Gilbert Burns vs. Lukasz Sajewski
Felipe Arantes Jerrod vs. Jarrod Sanders
Russell Doane vs. Pedro Munhoz
Anthony Birchak vs. Dileno Lopes
Mehdi Baghdad vs. John Makdessi
Alberto Mina vs. Mike Pyle
(UFC Fight Pass 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Mitch Clarke vs. Joseph Duffy
Alan Jouban vs. Belal Muhammad
Roy Nelson vs. Derrick Lewis
Eddie Alvarez vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (UFC lightweight champion)
The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale: Joanna vs. Claudia:
Kevin Lee vs Jake Matthews
John Moraga vs. Matheus Nicolau
Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir
Cezar Ferreira vs. Anthony Smith
Fernando Bruno vs. Gray Maynard
Andrew Holbrook vs. Joaquim Silva
Doo Ho Choi vs. Thiago Tavares
Will Brooks vs. Ross Pearson
Amanda Bobby Cooper vs. TBD – TUF 23 women’s strawweight final
Andrew Sanchez vs. TBD – TUF 23 light heavyweight final
Claudia Gadelha vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (UFC strawweight champion)
UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones II:
(UFC Fight Pass 6:45PM ET/3:45PM PT)
Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller
Gegard Mousasi vs. Thiago Santos
Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin
Rapahel Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw
Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar (For UFC interim featherweight title)
Amanda Nunes vs. Miesha Tate (UFC bantamweight champion)
Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt
Jon Jones (UFC interim light heavyweight champion) vs. Daniel Cormier (UFC light heavyweight champion)