This Saturday, the UFC will make its debut in beautiful Brooklyn, New York with UFC 208. Keep reading for all the information you need on the UFC 208 fight card!
In the evening’s main event, we will witness a bit of UFC history, as former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Dutch kickboxing veteran Germaine de Randamie collide in the UFC’s first ever women’s featherweight title fight.
The co-main event, meanwhile will see former middleweight champion and veritable MMA legend Anderson Silva attempt to rebound from a recent rough patch against the dangerous Derek Brunson. Elsewhere on the main card, we will see Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza take on Tim Boetsch, Glover Teixeira take on Jarred Cannonier, and Dustin Poirier battle Jim Miller.
Holm will enter her main event battle with De Randamie on an unfortunate, two-fight skid, as she has given up her last two bouts to Valentina Shevchenko and Miesha Tate. In her most recent bout before these losses, she scored a career-changing knockout win over Ronda Rousey. De Randamie, meanwhile, will enter this historic bout on a two-fight streak, having stopped Larissa Pachecho and Anna Elmose in her most recent bouts.
Silva will step into his co-main event battle having in the midst of a rough stretch. In his last five bouts, he was been decisioned by Daniel Cormier in non-title light heavyweight bout, narrowly defeated by Michael Bisping, and stopped twice by Chris Weidman. In the middle of those four bouts, he defeated Nick Diaz by decision, but unfortunately, this result was overturned when he tested positive for banned substances. Brunson, on the other hand, was recently shut off by Robert Whittaker. This loss marked the end of an impressive, five-fight streak.
Here’s a full rundown of the UFC 208 fight card, from beginning to end:
The Main Card | 10 p.m. ET, 7:00 p.m. PT on pay-per-view
- Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie – for the UFC women’s featherweight title
- Derek Brunson vs. Anderson Silva
- Tim Boetsch vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
- Jared Cannonier vs. Glover Teixeira
- Jim Miller vs. Dustin Poirier
The Prelims | 8 p.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. PT on FS1
- Randy Brown vs. Belal Muhammad
- Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki
- Nik Lentz vs. Islam Makhachev
- Jarred Brooks vs. Ian McCall
The Early Prelims | 6:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass
- Marcin Tybura vs. Justin Willis
- Roan “Jucao” Carneiro vs. Ryan LaFlare
- Rick Glenn vs. Phillipe Nover
Which of the many awesome bouts on the UFC 208 fight card are you most excited for? Sound off, PENN Nation!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/8/2017.