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It is not yet clear where, but the UFC will return with another Fight Night event on May 30. It is expected to feature Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns.
After a series of three UFC events for eight days in Jacksonville, Florida, UFC president Dana White assured everyone that the promotion would hold the next event on May 30, even though he did not yet have a definite location for it. .
White fully intends to start running events at the Apex UFC facility on its Las Vegas campus that began with the May 30 event, but that depends on lifting the COVID-19 related restrictions in Nevada. If Nevada does not allow the UFC to operate at its headquarters, White is ready to go to Arizona.
Governor Doug Ducey announced last week that professional sports leagues could return to Arizona without an audience present.
“I don’t know yet (whether Apex will be allowed), but that’s what we are trying to do,” White said following the UFC on ESPN 8, the third and final event in Jacksonville. “We’re spinning now. If we can’t get May 30 at Apex, it will be very disappointing, but we will go somewhere else.”
Asked if that was another place in Arizona, White replied, “That’s where I’m going. That’s 100 percent where I’m going.”
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Apart from that held in Las Vegas or Arizona, the UFC Fight Night event on May 30 is expected to feature a major news battle between former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and resounding opponent Gilbert Burns.
Woodley was more than a year removed from losing his belt to current holder Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 on March 2, 2019. He has been scheduled to fight several times since then, but both fights have slipped.
Woodley was expected to headline the Fight Night event in front of fellow former champion Robbie Lawler, but a nagging hand injury kept him out of the fight. He was recently scheduled to fight Leon Edwards at a Fight Night headliner on March 21 in London, but the coronavirus restrictions eradicated the event altogether.
Champion of Brazilian jiu-jitsu many times, Burns finally reached his step at the Octagon. Burns made his UFC debut in 2014, but struggled to gain championship momentum. He is currently on five consecutive wins which includes people like Gunner Nelson and Demian Maia. Victory over people like Woodley will likely put Burns in the middle of the title conversation.
Burns on Tuesday Tweet that he had signed his battle agreement for the fight, now only had to study where the fight would take place, in Las Vegas or Arizona, possibly in Phoenix.
“I have to get a thumbs up from Nevada because, hopefully, we have the next battle at Apex,” White said. “If not, then we will work in Arizona.”
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) May 19, 2020
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