FB_IMG_1490965430539

The main events for UFC 211 are now confirmed, as the May 13th pay-per-view will be headlined by two championship bouts

Both the heavyweight and women’s strawweight championships will be defended at the event as Stipe Miocic and Joanna J?drzejczyk will defend their titles against Junior dos Santos and Jessica Andrade at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas

The heavyweight title fight is a rematch from December 2014, which American dos Santos won via unanimous decision
Reigning heavyweight champion Miocic, thirty four, will be looking to make the second successful defence of his championship having defeated Alistair Overeem via first round knockout last September to retain the belt

Brazilian dos Santos is a former UFC heavyweight champion, with the thirty three year old being the first fighter to defeat Cain Velasquez and claim the heavyweight title in the process

Poland’s Joanna J?drzejczyk will attempt to make the fifth consecutive successful defence of her championship in tandem with retaining an undefeated mixed martial arts record of 13-0

Also signed for the May 13th event is a top featherweight fight with championship implications between second-ranked Frankie Edgar and eight-ranked Yair Rodriguez, a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal, a lightweight bout between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier and a flyweight fight between Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis

By Matthew Singh-Dosanjh