UFC 244

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UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz
UFC 244 Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 2, 2019 (2019-11-02)
VenueMadison Square Garden
CityNew York City, New York
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Volkov

UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz is an upcoming mixed martial arts pay-per-view event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on November 2, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.[1][2][3] The event will mark the UFC’s 500th live event.[4]


A welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger and The Ultimate Fighter 5 lightweight winner Nate Diaz is expected to headline the event.[5] After his UFC 241 win against former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, Diaz proclaimed himself the "baddest motherfucker in the game" and issued a challenge to Masvidal. That led up to the booking of this fight and UFC President Dana White also confirmed that a baddest motherfucker (‘BMF’) belt will be delivered to the winner of this bout.[6]

Krzysztof Jotko was scheduled to face Edmen Shahbazyan at the event. However, Jotko was removed from the pairing in early October for undisclosed reasons and replaced by Brad Tavares.[7]

Fight card[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz
Middleweight Kelvin Gastelum vs. Darren Till
Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson vs. Johnny Walker
Welterweight Stephen Thompson vs. Vicente Luque
Heavyweight Derrick Lewis vs. Blagoy Ivanov
Preliminary card (ESPN2)
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Lightweight Kevin Lee vs. Gregor Gillespie
Featherweight Shane Burgos vs. Makwan Amirkhani
Middleweight Brad Tavares vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
Early Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Featherweight Julio Arce vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Women's Flyweight Jennifer Maia vs. Katlyn Chookagian
Welterweight Lyman Good vs. Chance Rencountre


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-07-08). "UFC announces fourth quarter schedule for 2019". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  2. ^ Redactie. "The UFC announces events for Moscow, Singapore, Busan and more". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-07-08.(in Dutch)
  3. ^ "Remaining UFC 2019 Schedule Announced". ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  5. ^ Ariel Helwani (2019-09-07). "Diaz-Masvidal to headline UFC 244 on Nov. 2". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  6. ^ Dave Doyle and Matt Erickson (2019-09-19). "Dana White confirms Nate Diaz-Jorge Masvidal winner will get 'BMF' belt". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  7. ^ Mike Bohn and Farah Hannoun (2019-10-02). "Brad Tavares moved to UFC 244 for matchup with unbeaten Edmen Shahbazyan". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  8. ^ "UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-09-09.