The UFC is coming to Nebraska. For the first time ever, the promotion will bring the Octagon to the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln for a Fight Night event on August 25th, and one of the most exciting fighters in MMA will be headlining.
Former WSOF champ and perennial bonus winner Justin Gaethje will take on semi-late replacement James Vick as the main event, with Gaethje trying to maintain a place in the title picture and Vick getting his first true crack at a top guy. Gaethje has stated that if he is outclassed by Vick in this fight, he’d consider retiring.
Since the event is still three weeks away, the UFC hasn’t decided on a bout order just yet. But here’s a look at the current fights scheduled for the card:
UFC Fight Night 135 Fight Card
Justin Gaethje (18-2) vs. James Vick (13-1)
Cortney Casey (7-6) vs. Angela Hill (8-4)
Michael Johnson (17-13) vs. Andre Fili (18-5)
Andrew Sanchez (9-4) vs. Antonio Braga Neto (9-3-0, 1NC)
Eryk Anders (10-1) vs. Tim Williams (15-4)
Iuri Alcântara (35-9-0, 1NC) vs. Cory Sandhagen (8-1)
John Moraga (19-6) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (14-0)
Rani Yahya (25-9-0, 1NC) vs. Luke Sanders (12-2)
Joanne Calderwood (11-3) vs. Kalindra Faria (18-7-1)
Drew Dober (19-8-0, 1NC) vs. Jon Tuck (10-4)
Mickey Gall (4-1) vs. George Sullivan (17-6-0, 1NC)
Jake Ellenberger (31-14) vs. Bryan Barberena (13-5)