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UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on December 14, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, United States.[1][2][3]

UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington
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The poster for UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 14, 2019 (2019-12-14)
VenueT-Mobile Arena
CityParadise, Nevada, United States
Event chronology
UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie

BackgroundEdit

A UFC Welterweight Championship bout between the current champion Kamaru Usman and former interim title holder Colby Covington has been slated to serve as the event headliner.[4]

A UFC Featherweight Championship bout between the current champion Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski is expected to take place at the event.[5]

A UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship bout between the current champion Amanda Nunes and the inaugural UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Germaine de Randamie is expected to take place at the event.[6] The pairing previously met in November 2013 at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3, with Nunes winning the encounter via TKO in the first round.[7]

Santiago Ponzinibbio was expected to face Robbie Lawler at the event. However, Ponzinibbio pulled out of the fight on October 12 citing a staph infection. Promotional officials have not announced whether or not Lawler will face a replacement on the card, or be rescheduled for a separate event instead.[8]

Sergio Pettis was briefly linked to a bout with Kai Kara-France at the event.[9] However, Pettis revealed in early October that he was entertaining offers from other promotions after the completion of his previous contract and did not currently have a fight lined up with the promotion.[10] Kara-France is now expected to face Brandon Moreno.[11]

Fight cardEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Colby Covington [a]
Featherweight Max Holloway (c) vs. Alexander Volkanovski [b]
Women's Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Germaine de Randamie [c]
Bantamweight Marlon Moraes vs. José Aldo
Bantamweight Petr Yan vs. Urijah Faber
Preliminary card
Welterweight Geoff Neal vs. Mike Perry
Women's Bantamweight Ketlen Vieira vs. Irene Aldana
Welterweight Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders
Early Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Featherweight Chase Hooper vs. Daniel Teymur
Flyweight Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France
Women's Flyweight Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araújo
Middleweight Punahele Soriano vs. Oskar Piechota

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Announced boutsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-07-08). "UFC announces fourth quarter schedule for 2019". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  2. ^ Redactie. "The UFC announces events for Moscow, Singapore, Busan and more". mmadan.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.(in Dutch)
  3. ^ "Remaining UFC 2019 Schedule Announced". ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  4. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2019-10-01). "Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington to headline UFC 245". UFC.com. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  5. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (2019-09-21). "Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski set for UFC 245". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  6. ^ Nolan King (2019-08-17). "Amanda Nunes to defend bantamweight title vs. Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  7. ^ Steven Marrocco (2013-11-06). "UFC Fight Night 31 results, photos: Amanda Nunes pounds out Germaine De Randamie". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  8. ^ Nick Baldwin (2019-10-12). "Santiago Ponzinibbio out of UFC 245 fight vs. Robbie Lawler". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  9. ^ Marvin France (2019-09-29). "Kiwi Kai Kara-France books fight against Sergio Pettis at UFC 245 in Las Vegas". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  10. ^ Jesse Holland (2019-10-03). "Free agency puts Sergio Pettis vs Kai Kara-France 'on hold' for UFC 245". MMAMania.com. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  11. ^ Christopher Rieve (2019-10-04). "Kai Kara-France to fight Brandon Moreno at UFC 245, Sergio Pettis now testing free agency". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  12. ^ "UFC 245". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  13. ^ DNA, MMA. "Ian Heinisch vs. Omari Akhmedov maakt UFC 245 card in Las Vegas compleet". Retrieved 2019-11-04.