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UFC News: Dana White reveals all the fights that you can look forward to next week!

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The official line ups for the UFC fight cards on May 13 and May 16 have been revealed by UFC president Dana White. UFC will have three high profile cards scheduled in a week.

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of numerous fight cards. UFC was unable to telecast any fights in the month of April and only two-fight cards out of four were telecasted in March. Now the promotion has come guns blazing by bringing up terrific line ups of fight cards starting May 9.

UFC 249 is scheduled to take place on May 9 in Jacksonville, Florida at the Veterans Memorial Arena. The May 13 and May 16 cards will take place in the same venue.

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The May 13 card will be headlined by Antony Smith and Glover Texeira with Ben Rothwell vs Ovince Saint Preux serving as the co-main event. On the other hand, the May 16 card will be headlined by Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris with Claudia Gadelha vs Angela Hill serving as the co-main event.

Here are the full UFC fight card details revealed by Dana White:

The fights for the May 13 event:

Main card
Light heavyweight main event: Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira
Heavyweight bout: Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Lightweight bout: Alexander Hernandez vs. Drew Dober
Bantamweight bout: Ricky Simon vs. Ray Borg
Middleweight bout: Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori

Prelims
Heavyweight bout: Andrei Arlovski vs. Philipe Lins
Lightweight bout: Michael Johnson vs. Thiago Moises
Women’s bantamweight bout: Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras
Featherweight bout: Hunter Azure vs. Brian Kelleher

The fights for the May 16 event:

Main card
Heavyweight main event: Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris
Women’s strawweight: Claudia Gadelha vs. Angela Hill
Featherweight: Dan Ige vs. Edson Barboza
Middleweight: Eryk Anders vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Featherweight: Song Yadong vs. Marlon Vera

Prelims
Middleweight: Anthony Hernandez vs. Kevin Holland
Featherweight: Mike Davis vs. Giga Chikadze
Women’s flyweight: Cortney Casey vs. Mara Romero Borella
Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Nate Landwehr
Heavyweight: Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Don’Tale Mayes

(List courtesy: ESPN.com)

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