UFC Vancouver main event has 'fight of the year' potential

Jul 18 2019, 6:07 pm

Previous visits to Vancouver by UFC have been relatively underwhelming for local fight fans, but that doesn’t appear to be the case this year.

The main event of UFC Fight Night, scheduled for September 14 at Rogers Arena, will have some star power.

UFC President Dana White confirmed with Yahoo Sports that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will square off against Justin Gaethje, in a bout that many are saying has ‘fight of the year’ potential.

“Get ready, Vancouver!” White said. “This fight is going to be ridiculous!”

“This is a fight y’all do not want to miss,” Cerrone said in an Instagram post.

The bout features the No. 4 (Cerrone, 36-11-0) and No. 5 (Gaethje, 20-2-0) ranked fighters in the lightweight division.

Previous confirmed fights scheduled include:

  • Heavyweight: Todd Duffee vs Jeff Hughes
  • Middleweight: Antonio Carlos Junior vs Uriah Hall
  • Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura vs Augusto Sakai
  • Middleweight: David Branch vs Andrew Sanchez
  • Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira vs Nikita Krylov
  • Light Heavyweight: Misha Cirkunov vs Jimmy Crute

Tickets go on sale on July 26 at 10 am through Ticketmaster.

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