This weekend the UFC APEX plays host to a heavyweight title showdown between champion Stipe Miocic and challenger Francis Ngannou. What was designed to be a blockbuster card has since been ravaged by injuries and COVID-19 positives, so we’re not left with much outside of that mega-sized UFC 260 main event.
Among the fights pulled from this one are Alex Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega for the featherweight title, Johnny Walker vs. Jimmy Crute and Jessica Penne vs. Hannah Goldy.
The remaining fights include a welterweight showdown between former champion Tyron Woodley and Vincente Luque, Thomas Almeida vs. Sean O’Malley and Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick.
We should keep a close eye on the weigh-ins today to see if the 10 fight card gets even more dwindled down.
You can see what happens below in video provided by our friends at MMA Fighting. The stream starts at 12 PM ET.
Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight championship: Stipe Miocic (234) vs. Francis Ngannou (263)
Welterweight: Tyron Woodley (171) vs. Vicente Luque (170.5)
Bantamweight: Sean O’Malley (136) vs. Thomas Almeida (136)
Flyweight: Gillian Robertson (125.5) vs. Miranda Maverick (126)
Lightweight: Jamie Mullarkey (155.5) vs. Khama Worthy (155.5)
Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET)
Light heavyweight: Alonzo Menifield (205) vs. Fabio Cherant (206.5)*
Welterweight: Jared Gooden (171.5)** vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov (170.5)
Light heavyweight: Modestas Bukauskas (205.5) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (206)
Featherweight: Shane Young (145.5) vs. Omar Morales (146)
Prelims (ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Marc-Andre Barriault (185) vs. Abu Azaitar (185.5)
*Fabio Cherant misses weight by .5 lbs. He has been given an additional hour to make weight.
**Jared Gooden misses weight by .5 lbs. He has been given an additional hour to make weight.
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