Hopefully you like championship rematches, because that’s the theme for UFC 227 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw will have an immediate rematch against Cody Garbrandt, whom Dillashaw knocked out back at UFC 217. The co-main event is flyweight champion and world #1 pound-for-pound Demetrious Johnson once again taking on Henry Cejudo, whom Johnson stopped in the opening round back at UFC 197.
Despite Dana White’s desire to have Georges St-Pierre vs. Nate Diaz and Luke Rockhold vs. Alexander Gustafsson on this card, neither is happening. GSP-Diaz is toast, and Rockhold is injured, so Gustafsson will need a new opponent, and we’ve heard nothing on that front. For now, the biggest non-title fight on the card is either a featherweight bout between Cub Swanson and Renato Moicano, or Derek Brunson against rising middleweight contender Antonio Carlos Junior.
Here’s the current fight card for Saturday, August 4th:
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt
Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo
Derek Brunson vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
Cub Swanson vs. Renato Moicano
Irene Aldana vs. Bethe Correia
JJ Aldrich vs. Polyana Viana
Benito Lopez vs. Ricky Simon
Danielle Taylor vs. Weili Zhang
Kyung Ho Kang vs. Ricardo Ramos
Wuliji Buren vs. Bharat Khandare