UFC 248

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UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMarch 7, 2020 (2020-03-07)
VenueT-Mobile Arena
CityParadise, Nevada, United States
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira

UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on March 7, 2020 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, United States.[1][2][3][4]


A UFC Middleweight Championship bout between the current champion Israel Adesanya and former challenger Yoel Romero is expected to headline the event.[5]

A UFC Women's Strawweight Championship bout between the current champion Zhang Weili and former champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk is expected to take place at the event.[4]

A bout between former UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier was expected to take place at this event.[6] However, on 15 January 2020, it was announced Whittaker pulled out of the bout to donate bone marrow to his daughter.[7]

A bantamweight bout between Sean O'Malley and José Alberto Quiñónez was originally scheduled to take place at UFC 229. However, it was scrapped after O'Malley failed a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test.[8] The bout was then expected to take place at UFC 247 but it was eventually moved to this event for unknown reasons.[9]

While not officially announced by the organization, a featherweight bout between Calvin Kattar and Jeremy Stephens was expected to take place at the event.[10] However, Stephens was removed from the card in mid-January with an injury. The pairing is expected to be left intact and rescheduled for UFC 249 on April 18.[11][12]

Fight card[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Yoel Romero [a]
Women's Strawweight Zhang Weili (c) vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk [b]
Middleweight TBD vs. Jared Cannonier
Welterweight Alex Oliveira vs. Max Griffin
Middleweight Rodolfo Vieira vs. Saparbek Safarov
Welterweight Neil Magny vs. Li Jingliang
Women's Strawweight Emily Whitmire vs. Polyana Viana
Bantamweight Danaa Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti


Announced bouts[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Redactie. "Weili Zhang puts title at stake against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk during UFC 248". mmadna.com. Retrieved 2019-12-14.(in Dutch)
  2. ^ Staff (2019-12-02). "Champ Zhang Weili, Joanna Jedrzejczyk agree to UFC 248 title fight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  3. ^ Mathew Scott (2019-12-06). "UFC: Zhang Weili tells Joanna 'I'll fight you your way'". southchinamorningpost.com. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  4. ^ a b Adam Hill (2019-12-13). "Strawweight champ Weili Zhang to fight at UFC 248 in Las Vegas". LasVegasReview-Journal.com. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  5. ^ "Israel Adesanya defends middleweight title against Yoel Romero at UFC 248". MMA Junkie. 2020-01-17. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  6. ^ "Whittaker's next UFC bout confirmed". www.dailytelegraph.com.au. 2019-12-20. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  7. ^ Richardson, Andrew (2020-01-22). "Midnight Mania! Hero Whittaker Donating Bone Marrow To His Daughter". MMA Mania. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  8. ^ Marc Raimondi (2018-09-30). "Sean O'Malley announces he's failed USADA drug test, out of UFC 229". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  9. ^ a b Farah Hannoun and John Morgan (2020-01-03). "Sean O'Malley vs. Jose Quinonez moved to UFC 248 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  10. ^ Mike Bohn and Nolan King (2020-01-05). "Calvin Kattar, Jeremy Stephens agree to UFC 248 clash in Las Vegas". Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  11. ^ Nolan King (2020-01-16). "Jeremy Stephens injured, out of planned UFC 248 bout vs. Calvin Kattar; rescheduling expected". Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  12. ^ Nolan King (2020-01-23). "Calvin Kattar vs. Jeremy Stephens in the works for UFC 249". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2020-01-23.
  13. ^ "UFC 248 | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  14. ^ Marrocco, Steven (2019-12-21). "Drakkar Klose vs. Beneil Dariush rebooked for UFC 248". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  15. ^ DNA, MMA. "Olympiër Mark O.Madsen treft Austin Hubbard tijdens UFC 248 in Las Vegas". Retrieved 2020-01-10.
  16. ^ Critchfield, Tristen (2020-01-22). "Middleweights Derek Brunson, Edmen Shahbazyan to clash at UFC 248 in Las Vegas". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2020-01-22.