On Saturday night, the UFC will return to our screens with its second offering from the Canadian capital of Ottawa, Canada. Featuring a key lightweight contender bout, and some of Canada’s top MMA talent, this UFC Ottawa card looks like it could be a solid night of fights.
The card will be topped by a lightweight showdown between ranked contenders Al Iaquinta and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Iaquinta will look to build on the momentum of a recent defeat of Kevin Lee, while Cowboy, who also fought on the UFC’s first show in Ottawa, will look to make it two in a row after stopping Alex Hernandez in January.
The UFC Ottawa co-main event will pit Canadian middleweight contender Elias Theodorou against American wrestling specialist Derek Brunson. Other highlights of the card include appearances from the veteran Cub Swanson, rising Canadian stars like Brad Katona and Arjan Bhullar, and international talents like Juan Adams, Shane Burgos and Walt Harris.
Here is the official UFC Ottawa card as it stands at the beginning of Fight Week.
UFC Ottawa Main Card | 8:00 pm ET on ESPN+
155 lbs.: Al Iaquinta vs. Donald Cerrone (main event)
185 lbs.: Derek Brunson vs. Elias Theodorou
145 lbs.: Shane Burgos vs. Cub Swanson
135 lbs.: Merab Dvalishvili vs. Brad Katona
265 lbs.: Walt Harris vs. Sergey Spivak
185 lbs.: Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Andrew Sanchez
UFC Ottawa Prelims | 5:00 pm ET on ESPN
135 lbs.: Macy Chiasson vs. Sarah Moras
145 lbs.: Vince Morales vs. Aiemann Zahabi
170 lbs.: Nordine Taleb vs. Kyle Prepolec
155 lbs.: Kyle Nelson vs. Matt Sayles
265 lbs.: Juan Adams vs. Arjan Bhullar
135 lbs.: Mitch Gagnon vs. Cole Smith
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 4/30/2019.