Jon Jones will try and take back his light heavyweight title in a hotly anticipated fight with Daniel Cormier as the headliner for UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 on Saturday. The card will also see Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino take on Tonya Evinger for the women’s featherweight title now that it’s been stripped from Germaine de Randamie for refusing to fight Justino.
On top of all that, Tyron Woodley will defend the welterweight title against Demian Maia, and Robbie Lawler will take on Donald Cerrone in a non-title fight that is as exciting as the three billed above it. It’s an awesome card, and it will all get underway with the live streamed UFC Fight Pass prelims at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Prelims will be televised beginning at 8 p.m., and the pay-per-view main card is set to begin at 10 p.m. Live streaming can be found at Fight Pass, the UFC YouTube channel and UFC.TV.
The main card will open with a bout between light heavyweights Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir. Manuwa is right on the cusp of the title picture, so Saturday’s main card really does feature some of the best fights of the year.
Cormier lost the first meeting with Jones, but won the light heavyweight title over Anthony Johnson when the title was stripped from Jones. He was stripped for the first time following his connection with a hit-and-run incident, and he was stripped again when he was suspended by USADA for anti-doping violations.
Cormier has defended the title three times, with wins over Alexander Gustafsson, Anderson Silva and a rematch with Johnson. Jones has only one fight since his win over Cormier, a decision win over Ovince Saint Preux.
Woodley has looked great in the UFC, but his past two fights were a majority draw and a majority decision win over Stephen Thompson. Still, he’s retained his belt and now has to face the surging Maia.
Cyborg has won both of her UFC fights, while Evinger, a promotional newcomer, is the former Invicta FC bantamweight champion. Lawler and Cerrone will likely combine for a fight-of-the-night contender as they always do.
Below is the full viewing information for Saturday as well as the full list of fights.
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How to watch UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2
Time: Prelims 1 at 6:30 p.m. prelims 2 at 8 p.m.; main card at 10 p.m.
Location: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
UFC 214 Full Fight Card
PPV Main Card (10 p.m.)
Light heavyweight: Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones
Welterweight: Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia
Women’s featherweight Cristiane Justino vs. Tonya Evinger
Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone
Light heavyweight: Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir
FFX Preliminary Card (8 p.m.)
Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas vs. Jason Knight
Catchweight (140 lbs): Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barão
Featherweight: Brian Ortega vs. Renato Moicano
Featherweight: Andre Fili vs. Calvin Kattar
Fight Pass Preliminary Card (6:30 p.m.)
Women’s strawweight: Kailin Curran vs. Alexandra Albu
Flyweight: Eric Shelton vs. Jarred Brooks
Lightweight: Josh Burkman vs. Drew Dober