UFC mixed martial arts event in 2020

UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley (also known as UFC Fight Night 178, UFC on ESPN+ 36 and UFC Vegas 11) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on September 19, 2020 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.[2]



The event was originally expected to take place on September 26, but it was anticipated a week. UFC 253 is now expected to take place on the former date.[3]

UFC officials had initially targeted a welterweight bout between former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley and former interim champion Colby Covington to serve as the event headliner for UFC on ESPN: Munhoz vs. Edgar, but Woodley announced that the date did not provide him with time suitable enough to prepare because of injuries incurred during his most recent fight.[4] The pairing is now expected to headline this event.[5]

A heavyweight bout between Ciryl Gane and Shamil Abdurakhimov was expected to take place at this event.[6] The pairing was originally scheduled for UFC 249, but Gane was forced to pull out of the event after he was struck by a pneumothorax in training.[7] Subsequently, the pairing was rescheduled for UFC 251 and cancelled a second time as Abdurakhimov was removed from the bout for undisclosed reasons.[8] They were later rebooked for UFC 253, before having eventually having the bout shifted to this event.[9] In turn, the bout was moved again for undisclosed reasons and is expected to take place four weeks later at UFC Fight Night 180.[10]

A flyweight bout between Jordan Espinosa and David Dvořák was expected to take place at UFC 253, but was later rebooked for this event due to undisclosed reasons.[11][12]

A welterweight bout between Mickey Gall and Miguel Baeza was scheduled for the event. However on September 11, Gall pulled out due to an injury. There is no word on a possible replacement yet.[13]

Fight card[edit]


Announced bouts[edit]

  • Welterweight bout: Miguel Baeza vs. TBD[13]
  • Bantamweight bout: Tyson Nam vs. Jerome Rivera [15]

See also[edit]

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