12 bouts set for UFC Newark on August 3

Volkan Oezdemir

The recently announced UFC Newark card, which will broadcast on ESPN on August 3, is looking like a good one.

As we now know, the card will be headlined by a welterweight showdown between former champion Robbie Lawler and former interim champion Colby Covington.

In addition to this massive welterweight fight, the UFC Newark card has also been bolstered by a light heavyweight contender bout between Ilir Latifi and Volkan Oezdemir. This bout was originally scheduled to occur at the recent UFC Stockholm card, but was rescheduled due to a Latifi injury.

The card will also include a recently announced lightweight bout between battle-tested veterans Clay Guida and Jim Miller, who have amazingly not fought yet despite their long careers in the UFC.

Elsewhere on the card, we’ll see appearances from rising prospects and popular fighters like Nasrat Haqparast, Lauren Murphy, Antonina Shevchenko, and more.

Here’s the UFC Newark lineup as it officially stands (via Bloody Elbow):

UFC Newark Main Card | 3:00 pm ET on ESPN

Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi
Jim Miller vs. Clay Guida
Joaquim Silva vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Jordan Espinosa vs. Matt Schnell
Lauren Murphy vs. Mara Romero Borella

UFC Newark Prelims | 12:00 pm ET on ESPN+

Antonina Shevchenko vs. Lucie Pudilova
Trevin Giles vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Darko Stosic vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
Ramazan Emeev vs. Claudio Silva
Zelim Imadaev vs. Salim Touahri
Scott Holtzman vs. Dong Hyun Ma

With these 12 bouts official, it’s safe to say the UFC Newark bill is nearly complete. What do you think of this card? Will you be watching?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 6/26/2019.