MENU
#UFC 217 #UFC Fight Night 120 #GSP #Michael Bisping #Conor McGregor #TJ Dillashaw #Cody Garbrandt #Fight One #Dustin Poirier #Anthony Pettis #Nate Diaz


Next week’s UFC 216 lineup will apparently have 13 fights, after all.

A women’s flyweight bout between Paige VanZant (7-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Jessica Eye (11-6 MMA, 1-5 UFC) was recently removed from the card, but another female fight has been added: LFA 125-pound champion Andrea Lee (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. fellow promotional newcomer Kalindra Faria (18-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

Lee tweeted news of the bout following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. UFC officials, though, haven’t made a formal announcement.

UFC 216 takes place Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and it airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass.

It’s not clear where Lee vs. Faria will be placed on the lineup, though it could take the open PPV slot in the wake of the VanZant-Eye cancellation.

Lee, a 28-year-old Texan, fought this past week and defended her LFA belt with a second-round submission victory over Jamie Thorton (watch the highlights above). It marked her first title defense. Lee, who’s also an Invicta FC vet and former Legacy FC champion, now has four straight wins.

Prior to her latest win, Lee explained why she didn’t take a spot on “The Ultimate Fighter 26,” which crowns the UFC’s inaugural flyweight champion. Lee – now proven correct – said she thought she could make it to the UFC even without a “TUF” spot.

She now meets Faria, a 31-year-old Brazilian who made her pro debut nearly nine years ago. She’s currently on a three-fight winning streak, which included a September 2016 decision victory over vet Carina Damm to claim the Titan FC wome’s bantamweight title.

Thirteen of Faria’s 18 career wins have come via stoppage.

The latest UFC 216 card includes:

  • Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee – for interim lightweight title
  • Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg – for flyweight title
  • Derrick Lewis vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham
  • Tom Duquesnoy vs. Cody Stamann
  • Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
  • Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata
  • Poliana Botelho vs. Pearl Gonzalez
  • Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris
  • Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga
  • Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares
  • Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell
  • Kalindra Faria vs. Andrea Lee

For more on UFC 216, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

With 13th bout, 'UFC 218: Holloway vs. Edgar' lineup finalized

  • 16 days ago
  • 7 views

With a final addition to the fight card, the lineup is set for next month’s UFC 218 event.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 119 results: Deiveson Figueiredo takes questionable split call from Jarred Brooks

  • 20 days ago
  • 5 views

Thanks, apparently, to what he was able to do on the feet, Deiveson Figueiredo took a split decision from a stunned Jarred Brooks in Brazil.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 217 play-by-play and live results (7 p.m. ET)

  • 14 days ago
  • 20 views

Check out live play-by-play and official results for UFC 217, which features three title fights at Madison Square Garden in New York.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Frankie Saenz vs. Merab Dvalishvili added to UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno

  • 22 days ago
  • 9 views

The lineup for the UFC’s debut in Fresno, Calif., continues to grow with the addition of a bantamweight bout.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Why is Georges St-Pierre a big deal? 5 fights that defined a UFC legend

  • 15 days ago
  • 15 views

If the buzz for Georges St-Pierre’s return seems muted, maybe it’s because he’s been gone too long for newer fans to appreciate who he is and what he did as UFC champ. Filed under: Featured, News, UF read news >>

Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw burying hatchet after UFC 217? We asked Urijah Faber

  • 13 days ago
  • 41 views

UFC 217 features three title fights, and in the buildup to tonight’s event, it’s not exactly been a banner week for sportsmanship.Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC 217 official weigh-in results

  • 15 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC 217, which features three title fights including the middleweight title bout between champion Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre, airs live on Pay Per View on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 10pm/7pm ETPT read news >>

Georges St-Pierre is injured, but interim UFC titleholder Robert Whittaker is a patient man

  • 7 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is apparently a patient man.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

UFC 220 in Boston gets new bouts, including Dustin Ortiz vs. Alexandre Pantoja

  • 5 days ago
  • 10 views

The lineup is taking shape for January’s UFC 220 event in Massachusetts.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 217: Three Title Fights, Three Champions, and a Legend (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 69 views

Matchmaker Sean Shelby breaks down the three title fights headlining one of the most anticipated nights of the year at UFC 217: Bisping vs St-Pierre. read news >>