UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 preview

May 2, 2017

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UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 preview



UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on May 13, 2017 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

The event will be the fourth that the UFC has hosted in Dallas. A UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Stipe Miocic and former champion Junior dos Santos is expected to serve as the main event. The pairing met previously in December 2014 at UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic, with dos Santos winning by a close unanimous decision.  If you want to bet on the fights check out this UFC betting for Canadians page for all the details of how to get started.

In the co-featured slot, a UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship bout between the current champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Jéssica Andrade is expected to take place.

A heavyweight bout between former heavyweight champion Fabrício Werdum and Ben Rothwell was originally booked for UFC 203. However, Rothwell pulled out due to a knee injury. The fight was expected to take place at this event. While never officially announced by the UFC, the pairing is expected to be scrapped after Rothwell was flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation.

A welterweight bout between former UFC Middleweight Championship challenger Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal was originally targeted to headline UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov. However on late February, it was announced that the bout was moved to this event.

Jarjis Danho was expected to face promotional newcomer Dmitry Poberezhets at the event. However, Danho pulled out of the fight in mid-April citing an injury.[13] He was replaced by Chase Sherman. In turn, Poberezhets was removed from the card for undisclosed reasons and replaced by promotional newcomer Rashad Coulter.

Official fight card as follows:

Heavyweight Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Junior dos Santos [a]
Women’s Strawweight Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) vs. Jéssica Andrade [b]
Welterweight Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
Featherweight Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodríguez
Flyweight Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
Preliminary Card (FX)
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
Featherweight Chas Skelly vs. Jason Knight
Middleweight Krzysztof Jotko vs. Dave Branch
Lightweight Marco Polo Reyes vs. James Vick
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Women’s Strawweight Jessica Aguilar vs. Cortney Casey
Featherweight Jared Gordon vs. Michel Quinones
Heavyweight Chase Sherman vs. Rashad Coulter
Featherweight Gabriel Benítez vs. Enrique Barzola

 

Be sure to keep an eye out at SportsBettingCanadian.ca for their upcoming UFC 211 pick’em contest. Their last contest gave away $500 in prizes and they have assured me they are bringing the contest back for this massive UFC 211 card.

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