UFC will end the year with a massive pay-per-view event in Las Vegas on December 16.
The crazy fight card is headlined by a welterweight title fight between reigning champion Leon Edwards and two-time title challenger Colby Covington.
Edwards won the welterweight strap back in August 2022 when he defeated the dominant champion Kamaru Usman with a spectacular fifth-round head kick. He then defended the strap in a rematch in March via a unanimous decision.
Former interim champion Covington has been out of action since March 2022 when he defeated his rival Jorge Masvidal via a clear unanimous decision.
The card also features a flyweight title fight where champion Alexandre Pantoja will make his first title defense against Brandon Royval.
Tony Ferguson takes on Paddy Pimblett
The card also features an interesting matchup between two fan favorites in the promotion as the legendary Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson will take on rising star Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett.
The rest of the main card is built around the absolute top of the stacked welterweight division with names like Vicente Luque, Ian Machado Garry, Shavkat Rakhmonov and Stephen Thompson all fighting to get closer to a title shot.
Current UFC 296 main card
UFC 296 will take place on December 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
- Welterweight title bout: Leon Edwards (c) vs. Colby Covington
- Flyweight title bout: Alexandre Pantoja (c) vs. Brandon Royval
- Welterweight bout: Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Stephen Thompson
- Lightweight bout: Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett
- Welterweight bout: Vicente Luque vs. Ian Machado Garry
* Figth card is a subject of change.
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