The UFC has announced the rest of its cards for the month of June, and they feature some heavy hitters up top.
A heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov will be the main event for UFC Fight Night on June 20, taking place at the UFC’s Apex arena. Before them will be Josh Emmett vs. Shane Burgos and more.
Per ESPN, both main events had been previously in the works before the ongoing coronavirus pandemic shut down the sports world and put a wrench in the UFC’s plans. ExpressVPN
Poirier will be coming off a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight championship after winning the interim belt against Max Holloway. He’ll face an opponent on a three-fight win streak, with Hooker most recently beating Paul Felder in February.
Blaydes could be in line for a title shot soon if he tops Volkov, though whom that opponent could be is still up in the air with Stipe Miocic facing Daniel Cormier for a third time in August and Francis Ngannou also looming with four straight victories.