01 Jan UFC reveals full fight cards for May 13 and May 16 events
The UFC has now confirmed the full fight cards for the upcoming shows on May 13 and May 16.
The two UFC Fight Night cards will take place the week after UFC 249, which goes down on May 9. All three shows will be hosted at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.
As previously confirmed by MMA Fighting, the May 13 card is headlined by a previously scheduled light heavyweight fight between Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira. That matchup was originally supposed to headline the UFC’s card in Lincoln, Neb., but the show was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Now Smith and Teixeira will face off in the five round main event on May 13 instead.
Broadcast information for the May 13 and May 16 events is still to be announced.
See below for the full cards for May 13 and May 16, including the main card and prelims:
UFC FIGHT NIGHT — MAY 13
MAIN EVENT: Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira
Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Alexander Hernandez vs. Drew Dober
Ray Borg vs. Ricky Simon
Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori
Philipe Lins vs. Andrei Arlovski
Michael Johnson vs. Thiago Moises
Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras
Hunter Azure vs. Brian Kelleher
Three days later, the UFC will stage their third event in a week with a heavyweight showdown between Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris at the top of the card.
Overeem and Harris were initially booked to meet in April at a UFC event in Portland, Ore., but that show was also cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The co-main event for that card will feature one-time strawweight title challenger Claudia Gadelha taking on Angela Hill, who has rattled off three straight wins including a pair of victories in 2020 already.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT — MAY 16
MAIN EVENT: Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris
Claudia Gadelha vs. Angela Hill
Dan Ige vs. Edson Barboza
Eryk Anders vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Song Yadong vs. Marlon Vera
Anthony Hernandez vs. Kevin Holland
Mike Davis vs. Giga Chikadze
Cortney Casey vs. Mara Romero Borella
Darren Elkins vs. Nate Landwehr
Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Don’tale Mayes