UFC Chile Fight Card and Start Time
The octagon invades Chile for the first time on May 19 for the promotions UFC Fight Night 129 event.
The fight card, which takes place at Movistar Arena in Santiago, is headlined by a key welterweight contest featuring former title challenger Demian Maia taking on surging division contender Kamaru Usman.
Kamaru Usman (12-1 MMA) was initially slated to face Santiago Ponzinibbio in the event headliner, but “Ponz” was forced out of the contest with an injury.
“The Nigerian Nightmare” is currently riding an impressive eleven fight win streak, his latest being a unanimous decision victory over Emil Meek at January’s UFC Fight Night event in St. Louis.
As for Demian Maia, the former middleweight and welterweight title challenger is coming off a lopsided decision loss to Colby Covington this past October.
The loss served as Maia’s second in a row, as he was previously defeated by Tyron Woodley at UFC 214 in Anaheim.
Prior to the pair of decision setbacks, Demian Maia had put together an impressive seven fight win streak which included submission victories over Carlos Condit, Matt Brown and Neil Magny.
UFC Chile Main Card on FS1 (10 p.m. ET):
170 lbs: Demian Maia vs. Kamaru Usman
115 lbs: Alexa Grasso vs. Tatiana Suarez
205 lbs: Jared Cannonier vs. Dominick Reyes
135 lbs: Guido Cannetti vs. Diego Rivas
125 lbs: Veronica Macedo vs. Andrea Lee
170 lbs: Chad Laprise vs. Vicente Luque
UFC Chile Prelims on FS2 (8 p.m. ET):
170 lbs: Michel Prazeres vs. Zak Cummings
125 lbs: Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno
115 lbs: Poliana Botelho vs. Syuri Kondo
145 lbs: Gabriel Benitez vs. Humberto Bandenay
UFC Chile Prelims on UFC Fight Pass (6:30 p.m. ET):
135 lbs: Henry Briones vs. Frankie Saenz
155 lbs: Claudio Puelles vs. Felipe Silva
145 lbs: Enrique Barzola vs. Brandon Davis
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