Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC 223 main card from Brooklyn, which is highlighted by a lightweight title fight. Sort of.
Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC 223 goes down in Brooklyn.
With all the drama in the last seven days, it was wondered by many if there would be a lightweight title fight at all on this card. There will indeed be one, but only one guy can actually win the title as per NYSAC. In the main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov will take on Al Iaquinta. The co-main is the awaited rematch between Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the UFC women’s strawweight title.
This post will cover the main PPV card, which kicks off at 10pm ET/7pm PT and will feature five fights. The full lineup and schedule follows. The preliminary card will be covered in a separate post.
Check out this week’s MMA Vivisection for predictions, analysis and betting odds on the each matchup.
Main card (10pm ET)
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta
Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Renato Moicano vs. Calvin Kattar
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Kyle Bochniak
Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzemacher