The UFC is back in the APEX this weekend with UFC Vegas 52, which is yet another card fit for people who really really really like cage-fighting. The main event for this one has former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade facing the surging Amanda Lemos.
The remainder of the card isn’t exactly filled with household names. However, there are some interesting story lines at play. On the main card Alexandr Romanov will fight Chase Sherman, who was cut by the UFC in January and was resigned here to fill in for Tanner Boser.
The prelims have two other fighters making notable returns. In the light heavyweight division Tyson Pedro is fighting for the first time since he lost to Shogun Rua in 2018. He faces Ike Villanueva. Opening the show is a welterweight bout featuring Mike Jackson, who hasn’t appeared in the UFC since a 2018 no contest against CM Punk. Jackson originally won the fight by unanimous decision, but had the win taken away for a positive marijuana test. Jackson’s only other pro fight is a loss to Mickey Gall in 2018.
Other interesting bouts on the card include Clay Guida vs. Claudio Puelles and Maycee Barber vs. Montana De La Rosa. The main card was supposed to have Sumadaerji vs. Manel Kape, but Kape withdrew today due to failing a USADA test.
The official weigh-ins for this one start at 12 PM ET.
Strawweight: Amanda Lemos (115) vs. Jessica Andrade (115.5)
Lightweight: Clay Guida (154) vs. Claudio Puelles (155.5)
Flyweight: Maycee Barber (125.5) vs. Montana De La Rosa (125.5)
Heavyweight: Alexandr Romanov (240.5) vs. Chase Sherman (249)
Featherweight: Charles Jourdain (144.5) vs. Lando Vannata (146)
Catchweight (190 lbs): Jordan Wright (190) vs. Marc-Andre Barriault (188.5)
Welterweight: Dwight Grant (170.5) vs. Sergey Khandozhko (169.5)
Light heavyweight: Tyson Pedro (205) vs. Ike Villanueva (205.5)
Bantamweight: Aoriqileng (136) vs. Cameron Else (135)
Welterweight: Preston Parsons (170) vs. Evan Elder (170)
Light heavyweight: Marcin Prachnio (205) vs. Philipe Lins (205)
Welterweight: Dean Barry (170.5) vs. Mike Jackson (170)
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