Orlando Official Dec 3

The UFC is back to Orlando, Fla.

The promotion announced Thursday that its upcoming Dec. 3 event will take place at Amway Center, marking its first visit to the Florida city since February 2018.

No headliner is yet official for the card, though a bout between middleweight contenders Derek Brunson and Jack Hermansson — currently No. 6 and No. 13 respectively in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings — is set to be part of the lineup.

The UFC most recently traveled to Orlando for a UFC on FOX event in on Feb. 24, 2018. In a featherweight main event, Jeremy Stephens scored a stunning knockout of Josh Emmett.
The full card is yet to be released, though several fights have previously been confirmed to for the Dec. 3 event.

Check out the updated UFC Orlando lineup below (bout order not finalized):

Derek Brunson vs. Jack Hermansson

Amanda Ribas vs. Tracy Cortez

Matheus Nicolau vs. Matt Schnell

Clay Guida vs. Scott Holtzman

Angela Hill vs. Emily Ducote

Darren Elkins vs. Jonathan Pearce

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Shit card…


Does he walk around like that all the time?

Fuck me, I’d go if they had a decent card but ain’t happening for this

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Another shit card

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Here comes @Nick_Diaz_Army to save UFC’s day

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Crazy to think that this was a free on TV Orlando card 7 years ago:

…and it also included Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson


Holy shit those fights look like they will almost all go to decision

Schnell bs Nicalue will be fireworks though

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Tits Disneyworld

UFC Orlando Main Event On ESPN/ ESPN+:

170 lbs.: Stephen Thompson vs. Kevin Holland

UFC Orlando Main Card On ESPN/ ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET):

265 lbs.: Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tai Tuivasa
170 lbs.: Bryan Barberena vs. Rafael dos Anjos
125 lbs.: Matheus Nicolau vs. Matt Schnell
185 lbs.: Derek Brunson vs. Jack Hermansson
185 lbs.: Eryk Anders vs. Kyle Daukaus

UFC Orlando Prelims Card On ESPN/ ESPN+ (7 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Niko Price vs. Phil Rowe
115 lbs.: Emily Ducote vs. Angela Hill
155 lbs.: Clay Guida vs. Scott Holtzman
155 lbs.: Michael Johnson vs. Marc Diakiese
145 lbs.: Darren Elkins vs. Jonathan Pearce
125 lbs.: Tracy Cortez vs. Amanda Ribas
155 lbs.: Natan Levy vs. Genaro Valdez
145 lbs.: Francis Marshall vs. Marcelo Rojo
115 lbs.: Yazmin Jauregui vs. Istela Nunes

An undisclosed injury has forced Derek Brunson to withdraw from UFC Orlando. In his place goes Roman Dolidze, who will face Jack Hermansson at the Dec. 3 event.

Multiple people with knowledge of the shift confirmed the news to MMA Fighting following an initial report from ESPN.com. The Dolidze vs. Hermansson fight will serve on the ESPN-televised main card from Amway Center.

UFC Orlando is headlined by a welterweight fight between two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland.

Dolidze makes a quick turnaround after an impressive showing this past month at UFC Vegas 63, where he stopped Phil Hawes by knockout. It was his third straight win since a decision setback against Trevin Giles and improved his octagon record to 5-1.

Hermansson is four months removed from a decision over short-notice replacement Chris Curtis, which put him back in the win column after a 1-3 skid sapped his hopes of a title shot.

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