The UFC’s first of three events in September is a pay-per-view card in Dallas, Texas on the 8th. Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley takes on the undefeated Darren Till in the main event, while women’s flyweight champ Nicco Montano makes her first defense against heavy favorite Valentina Shevchenko.
Rounding out the main card is a featherweight bout between prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov and short notice replacement Brandon Davis, strawweight contenders Jessica Andrade and Karolina Kowalkiewicz, both of whom are looking to get another title shot, and the pay-per-view opens with a stupidly fun welterweight scrap between Niko Price and Abdul Razak Alhassan.
Preliminary card action includes a key strawweight fight between former champ Carla Esparza and Tatiana Suarez, as well as a pair of bantamweight contender matchups involving Aljamain Sterling and Cody Stamann, plus Jimmie Rivera vs. John Dodson. In total, there are 14 fights on tap next week, so this is going to be a loooooong event, but hopefully an entertaining one!
Here’s the full lineup for UFC 228:
Main Card (10 PM ET, PPV)
Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till
Nicco Montano vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Brandon Davis
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jessica Andrade
Niko Price vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan
Preliminary Card (8 PM ET, FX)
Carla Esparza vs. Tatiana Suarez
Aljamain Sterling vs. Cody Stamann
Jimmie Rivera vs. John Dodson
Charles Byrd vs. Darren Stewart
Preliminary Card (6 PM ET, Fight Pass)
Diego Sanchez vs. Craig White
Jim Miller vs. Alex White
Irene Aldana vs. Lucie Pudilova
Jarred Brooks vs. Roberto Sanchez (Update: Ryan Benoit has withdrawn)
Frank Camacho vs. Geoff Neal