– The UFC returns to Madison Square Garden in New York City with heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier defending his title against Derrick Lewis this Saturday night live on pay-per-view. Cormier, who is also the light heavyweight champion, won the belt with a finish of Stipe Miocic earlier this year.
Brock Lesnar, who remains rumored for a 2019 return to the Octagon to challenge Cormier, could be in attendance for the bout according to multiple reports. The card also features Chris Weidman vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza after Luke Rockhold was forced out due to an injury.
Wrestling Inc. will have complete coverage of Saturday’s card, which you can see below:
MAIN CARD (Pay-Per-View/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Derrick Lewis
* Middleweight: Ronald “Jacare” Souza vs. Chris Weidman
* Middleweight: Jared Cannonier vs. David Branch
* Middleweight: Karl Roberson vs. Jack Marshman
* Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
* Featherweight: Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi
* Female Flyweight: Sijara Eubanks vs. Roxanne Modafferi
* Featherweight: Julio Arce vs. Sheymon Moraes
* Bantamweight: Lyman Good vs. Ben Saunders
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)
* Lightweight: Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata
* Featherweight: Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh
* Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher vs. Montel Jackson
* Heavyweight: Ruslan Magomedov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
– Demetrious Johnson, who set a record for consecutive title defenses while UFC flyweight champion, is now officially in ONE Championship. The Asian-based promotion confirmed the announcement over the weekend, as the UFC released Johnson, with ONE doing the same with Ben Askren so that he can sign with the UFC.
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Please join me in welcoming the #1 pound-for-pound king, Demetrious Johnson, to ONE Championship. He is the most dominant mixed martial arts world champion in history, and holds the record for the most number of world title defenses in UFC. His extraordinary achievements speak for themselves, but I am most impressed by his character, his values, and his life story. @mightymouse125 #GOAT