Check out the full finalized lineup and an extended video preview for the next UFC pay-per-view event.
UFC 212 takes place June 3 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, and the main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.In the headliner, the UFC featherweight title will be unified when current champ Jose Aldo (26-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) takes on interim titleholder Max Holloway (17-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC).Aldo, who’s No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA feather rankings, was actually an interim champ after beating Frankie Edgar in July. However, he was promoted when lightweight titleholder Conor McGregor was stripped up the 145-pound belt in November. After Aldo was elevated to undisputed champion, Holloway, who’s ranked No. 2, then won an interim title with a December victory over Anthony Pettis.In the UFC 212 co-headliner, No. 2-ranked strawweght Claudia Gadelha (14-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), a former title challenger who fell short in a July 2016 fight against champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk, meets No. 3 Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), who was 10-0 before a recent titleloss to Jedrzejczyk in November.Also on the main card, No. 15-ranked middleweight Vitor Belfort (25-14 MMA, 14-10 UFC) fights for the last time when he takes on fellow vet Nate Marquardt (35-17-2 MMA, 13-10 UFC). Additionally, the main card features middleweights Paulo Borrachinha (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Oluwale Bamgbose (6-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and welterweights Yancy Medeiros (13-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) vs. Erick Silva (19-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC).In the featured FS1 prelim, No. 4-ranked bantamweight Raphael Assuncao (24-5 MMA, 8-2 UFC) takes on former WSOF champ/UFC newcomer Marlo Moraes (18-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who’s No. 6. Additionally, closing out the UFC Fight Pass prelims is a strawweight fight between No. 14 Viviane Pereira (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Jamie Moyle (4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
The full UFC 212 card includes:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Champ Jose Aldo vs. interim champ Max Holloway featherweight title unification bout
- Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
- Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt
- Paulo Borrachinha vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
- Yancy Medeiros vs. Erick Silva
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Eric SpicelyJohnny Eduardo vs. Matthew LopezIuri Alcantara vs. Brian Kelleher
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
- Jamie Moyle vs. Viviane Pereira Luan Chagas vs. Jim WallheadMarco Beltran vs. Deiveson Alcantra