The biggest event in promotional history, to date, has had some big match ups announced.
Conor McGregor is on yet another big card in a yet another big main event. This time it’s a rematch against his last opponent. A man who stopped the Irish hype train in his tracks and was not “surprised” he did so. The mans name? Nate Diaz.
The two will lock horns in a welterweight match up some five or so months after their UFC 196 encounter. There will be no short notice questions. This time each man will have a FULL CAMP to prepare for the other.
Before McGregor tries to avenge his only UFC loss two men who have been lobbying for a shot at the featherweight gold will do battle to crown an interim champion. Josè Aldo and Frankie Edgar will meet for the second time in what is expected to be an extremely exciting affair. In a former champion vs. former champion (different weight classes), Edgar will get the opportunity to avenge his only featherweight loss at the hands of Aldo.
A full list of fights announced for the July 9 card is below.
- Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz
- Josè Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar
- Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
- Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum
- Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez
- Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller
- Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Martin
- Derek Brunson vs. Gegard Mousasi
- Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena (not confirmed)