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UFC 245
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 14, 2019 (2019-12-14)
VenueT-Mobile Arena
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Event chronology
UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris UFC 245 UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie

UFC 245 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on December 14, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.[1][2][3]

Background

A UFC Welterweight Championship bout between the current champion Kamaru Usman and former interim title holder Colby Covington has been slated to serve as the event headliner.[4]

A UFC Featherweight Championship bout between the current champion Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski is expected to take place at the event.[5]

A UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship bout between the current champion Amanda Nunes and the inaugural UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Germaine de Randamie is expected to take place at the event.[6] The pairing previously met in November 2013 at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3, with Nunes winning the encounter via TKO in the first round.[7]

Sergio Pettis was briefly linked to a bout with Kai Kara-France at the event.[8] However in early October, Pettis revealed that he was entertaining offers from other promotions after the completion of his previous contract and did not currently have a fight lined up with the promotion.[9] Kara-France is now expected to face Brandon Moreno.[10]

Fight card

Fight Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Colby Covington [a]
Featherweight Max Holloway (c) vs. Alexander Volkanovski [b]
Women's Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Germaine de Randamie [c]
Welterweight Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders
Women's Flyweight Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araújo
Flyweight Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France
Middleweight Punahele Soriano vs. Oskar Piechota

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Announced bouts

See also

References

  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". mmadan.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.(in Dutch)
  3. ^ "Remaining UFC 2019 Schedule Announced". ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  4. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2019-10-01). "Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington to headline UFC 245". UFC.com. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  5. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (2019-09-21). "Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski set for UFC 245". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  6. ^ Nolan King (2019-08-17). "Amanda Nunes to defend bantamweight title vs. Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  7. ^ Steven Marrocco (2013-11-06). "UFC Fight Night 31 results, photos: Amanda Nunes pounds out Germaine De Randamie". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  8. ^ Marvin France (2019-09-29). "Kiwi Kai Kara-France books fight against Sergio Pettis at UFC 245 in Las Vegas". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  9. ^ Jesse Holland (2019-10-03). "Free agency puts Sergio Pettis vs Kai Kara-France 'on hold' for UFC 245". MMAMania.com. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  10. ^ Christopher Rieve (2019-10-04). "Kai Kara-France to fight Brandon Moreno at UFC 245, Sergio Pettis now testing free agency". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  11. ^ "UFC 245". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  12. ^ Adam Guillen Jr. (2019-09-16). "Robbie Lawler vs Santiago Ponzinibbio set for UFC 245 on Dec. 14 in Las Vegas". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  13. ^ Danny Segura (2019-10-10). "Irene Aldana vs. Ketlen Vieira set for UFC 245". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 2019-10-10.