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UFC reveals full fight cards for upcoming Fight Night events in May

UFC reveals full fight cards for upcoming Fight Night events in May

Anthony Smith reacts after defeating Rashad Evans by TKO in the first round

The UFC has unveiled the full fight cards for its upcoming Fight Night events in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 13 and May 16.

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The events will stream on ESPN+ just like any other typical non-PPV event, but there’s nothing usual about the UFC’s packed schedule starting next Saturday. The promotion will look to host three events in the span of one week, starting with UFC 249 headlined by Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje, on May 9.

UFC Fight Night – May 13

Wednesday’s main event is a light heavyweight matchup between Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira.

Smith steps back into the cage for the first time since he defeated Alexander Gustafsson in June last year. Smith locked in a rear-naked choke in round four to bounce back from his failed title bid against Jon Jones in March.

Teixeira returns after a brilliant 3-0 campaign in 2019. The 40-year-old managed wins against Nikita Krylov, Ion Cutelaba, and Karl Roberson.

The co-main event will be Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux.

Main Card

  • Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira
  • Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux
  • Alexander Hernandez vs. Drew Dober
  • Ricky Simon vs. Ray Borg
  • Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori

Prelims

  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Philipe Lins
  • Michael Johnson vs. Thiago Moises
  • Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras
  • Hunter Azure vs. Brian Kelleher

UFC Fight Night – May 16

On Saturday, May 16, Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris will serve as the main event.

Overeem hasn’t competed since December when he was defeated by Jairzinho Rozenstruik with just four seconds remaining in the final round.

Harris’ last defeat on his record was all the way back in November 2017 when he disqualified after an illegal kick against Mark Godbeer. Since then, he has three wins to his name, stopping Daniel Spitz, Sergey Spivak, and Alexey Oleinik inside the distance.

Claudia Gadelha and Angela Hill will meet in a women’s strawweight clash in the co-main event.

UFC May 16 Fight Card

Main card

  • 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

Prelims

  • 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
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