UFC announces billboards for functions in Jacksonville

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The UFC unveiled the billboards full of their intended functions for the 13 and 16 may, in a moment in which this organization promoter of mixed martial arts is about to resumption of fighting, in the midst of the pandemic of coronavirus.

The agency plans to conduct this month’s various functions without an audience in the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida. The first event is the function to UFC 29, which will be transmitted in the mode “pay per view” on the 9th of may.

A lot of fights announced on Friday they were originally planned for features that were cancelled in recent weeks. The performances of 13 and 16 may will be broadcast by ESPN Plus.

The function of nine fights of may 13, is headed by two former challengers to the title of the semipesados, Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira. The lawsuit was referred to originally as the main show from April 25 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

On the undercard of the may 13, highlights the debut of Ovince Saint Preux in the division of the heavy to Ben Rothwell. Other fights on the day include the of Alexander Hernandez and Drew Dober in the light; Ryan Borg and Ricky Simon in the cock, and Andrei Arlovski vs. Philipe Lins in the heavy.

The main event of the function of the 16 of may, in which there will be nine bouts, facing the dutchman Alistair Overeem, a veteran of the category of the heavy, before Walt Harris. Both were scheduled to collide in the case of a function scheduled for April 11 in Portland, Oregon.

Harris (13-7) will fight for the first time since the death of his daughter, Aniah Blanchard, of 16 years. The teenager disappeared, and his body was found in November, in Alabama.

For the may 16, is scheduled also the fight between the pen Edson Barboza and Dan Ige, the medium Eryk Anders and Krzysztof Jotko, the rooster Song Yadong and Marlon Vera, as well as the straw Claudia Gadelha and Angela Hill.

The UFC is not done events since 14 may, when he performed a show in an arena empty in Brazil. He had plans to resume the fighting in the complex of casinos, Tachi Palace, located on lands of an indian tribe in California, last month.

However, ESPN convinced the president of the UFC, Dana White, cancel your plans, after objections raised by officials of California.