UFC 189 stands to date as the biggest night in the history of the featherweight division, and the main event between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor has arguably edged out Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier as the most anticipated fight of 2015. They’ve gone through the world tour, words were exchanged, belts were stolen, drunken fans were plentiful, and we’re still 2 months away from the big showdown. Aldo vs. McGregor is the 2nd of 2 title bouts at the MGM Grand, as Robbie Lawler defends his welterweight title against Rory MacDonald.
The rest of the card is filling out nicely, with the most notable non-title matchup being Nate Diaz returning to welterweight to face Matt Brown. One of the more intriguing bouts on the card is Gunnar Nelson versus John Hathaway in a battle of European welterweights.
Here’s a look at the announced fights for the card thus far, keeping in mind we should get 3-4 more to complete the lineup:
Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor
Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald
Nate Diaz vs. Matt Brown
Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens
Brandon Thatch vs. John Howard
Gunnar Nelson vs. John Hathaway
Mike Swick vs. Alex Garcia
Cody Garbrandt vs. Henry Briones
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