[Fight Week!] UFC 201: Fight Card Information and Video Preview

UFC 201

UFC 201 will be held on July 30, 2016, at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

This will be the third event that the organization has hosted in Atlanta, following UFC 88 in September of 2008 and UFC 145 in April of 2012.

The event will be headlined by a UFC Welterweight Championship bout between current champion Robbie Lawler and top contender Tyron Woodley.

A UFC Flyweight Championship bout between current champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Wilson Reis was expected to serve as the co-main event. However on July 8, it was announced that Johnson pulled out due to an undisclosed injury and the bout was postponed. Reis was expected to remain on the card against promotional newcomer Sean Santella, but a few days later Santella announced the bout was scrapped because the UFC said “he needed to get more medicals done and there wasn’t enough time”. In turn, Reis will now face Hector Sandoval.

The co-main event now features a women’s strawweight bout between Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

The full card can be found below along with a video preview of the event:

Main Card (PPV)
Robbie Lawler (c) vs. Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title
Rose Namajunas vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Matt Brown vs. Jake Ellenberger
Francisco Rivera vs. Érik Pérez
Ian McCall vs. Justin Scoggins
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)
Ed Herman vs. Nikita Krylov
Ross Pearson vs. Jorge Masvidal
Anthony Hamilton vs. Damian Grabowski
Wilson Reis vs. Hector Sandoval
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Michael Graves vs. Bojan Veličković
Ryan Benoit vs. Fredy Serrano
César Arzamendia vs. Damien Brown

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