By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
The octagon will return to Dallas, Texas on May 13 for UFC 211. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a heavyweight title fight rematch featuring current champ Stipe Miocic taking on former title holder Junior dos Santos.
Miocic and dos Santos first met in December of 2014 with the Brazilian emerging victorious via unanimous decision in what was a very close fight.
Miocic was most recently seen in action at September’s UFC 203 event in his hometown of Cleveland where he scored a first-round knockout victory over Alistair Overeem, thus retaining his UFC heavyweight title.
Meanwhile, Junior dos Santos is coming off a decision victory over Ben Rothwell which occurred 12 months ago in Croatia.
The heavyweight title scrap is not the only championship bout on the card, as current UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her strap against surging Brazilian contender Jessica Andrade.
The UFC’s top welterweight contender Demian Maia will also see action at UFC 211 when he takes on rising star Jorge Masvidal.
Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will also return at the event where he will meet perennial division contender Dustin Poirier.
If that wasn’t enough, UFC 211 also includes a key featherweight fight between former title challenger Frankie Edgar and rising star Yair Rodriguez.
Check out the fights currently scheduled for the massive UFC 211 card, which takes place in Dallas, Texas on May 13.
-Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos – Heavyweight Title Fight
-Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade – Women’s Strawweight Title Fight
-Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
-Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez
-Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
-Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
-David Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko
-Enrique Barzola vs. Gabriel Benitez
-Jarjis Danho vs. Dmitry Poberezhets
The UFC 211 lineup is still not complete and will likely add at least three more bouts in the coming weeks.
What fights are you looking forward to the most at UFC 211? Give us your picks in the comment section for your favorite matchups!