UFC 208 begins to take shape
UFC 208 marks the octagon’s return to New York City as Brooklyn’s Barclays Center plays host to the first pay-per-view of 2017. It was announced earlier in the week that Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Radamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight championship would headline the event. This morning, 8 more bouts were added to the fight card.
Two top 10 heavyweights will be going at it as #10 ranked Travis Browne is set to take on #9 ranked Derrick Lewis, fresh off of his UFC Albany win. Also in the heavyweight division Luis “KLB” Enrique is looking for his 3rd straight win as he takes on Marcin Tybura. A few pounds lower, #3 ranked light heavyweight Glover Teixeira will take on Jared Cannonier who recently debuted in the division.
A few local boys will have a chance to shine in front of their hometown crowds as welterweights Ryan LaFlare (Long Island, NY) squares off against Roan Corneiro and Randy “Rudeboy” Brown (Queens, NY) battles New Jersey fighter George “The Silencer” Sullivan.
The lightweight division will see Islam Makhachev taking on veteran Nik Lentz, while the flyweight division will see a pair of top 10 names as #5 ranked Wilson Reis faces Ulka Sasaki and #6 ranked Ian McCall does battle with Dublin’s Neil Seery.
Taking place February 11, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY, tickets for UFC 208 go on sale to the general public on December 16th at ticketmaster.com.
Women’s Featherweight Championship
Holly Holm (10-2) vs. Germaine de Radamie (6-3)
#3 Glover Teixeira (25-5) vs. Jared Cannonier (9-1)
#10 Travis Browne (18-5-1) vs. #9 Derrick Lewis (17-4, 1NC)
#6 Ian McCall (13-5-1) vs. Neil Seery (16-12)
Ryan LaFlare (12-1) vs. Roan Corneiro (21-10)
Randy Brown (9-1) vs. George Sullivan (17-5, 1NC)
Marcin Tybura (14-2) vs. Luis Henrique (10-2, 1NC)
Nik Lentz (29-7-2, 1NC) vs. Islam Makhachev (13-1)
#5 Wilson Reis (21-6) vs. Ulka Sasaki (19-3-2)
Jim Miller vs. Dustin Poirier