Fight card set for UFC Fight Night next Saturday

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The UFC has announced its full lineup for a UFC Fight Night event on May 30, which is expected to take place at the company’s Apex facility in Las Vegas.

UFC president Dana White confirmed a welterweight bout between former champion Tyron Woodley (19-4-1) and Gilbert Burns (18-3) will headline the card, which is scheduled to air on ESPN and ESPN+.

The location is subject to change until May 27, when the Nevada State Athletic Commission is scheduled to formally vote on re-opening the state to combat sports. NSAC officials indefinitely suspended all combat sports in mid-March.

Other notable matchups on the card include a welterweight bout between Kevin Holland (17-5) and Daniel Rodriguez (11-1). Holland, 27, just defeated Anthony Hernandez via first-round TKO in Jacksonville, Florida on May 16. The 14-day turnaround will be tied for the second-shortest break between fights in UFC history.

Women’s strawweight prospect Mackenzie Dern (7-1) will make her second appearance since giving birth to her daughter last year, as she’s scheduled to face Hannah Cifers (10-4).

The full lineup:

  • Featherweight: Chris Gutierrez vs. Vince Morales

  • Bantamweight: Louis Smolka vs. Casey Kenny

  • Flyweight: Tim Elliott vs. Brandon Royval

  • Llght Heavyweight: Jamahal Hill vs. Klidson Abreu

  • Catchweight (150 pounds): Billy Quarantilo vs. Spike Carlyle

  • Flyweight: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Antonina Shevchenko

  • Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern vs. Hannah Cifers

  • Lightweight: Brok Weaver vs. Roosevelt Roberts

  • Welterweight: Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez

  • Heavyweight: Blagoy Ivanov vs. Augusto Sakai

  • Welterweight: Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns

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