Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal welterweight contest added to UFC 211 in Dallas

VANCOUVER, BC - AUGUST 27: Demian Maia of Brazil celebrates his submission victory over Carlos Condit of the United States in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Rogers Arena on August 27, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

A welterweight contest between #3 ranked Demian Maia and #6 ranked Jorge Masvidal has been added to UFC 211.

UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 will be held on May 13, 2017 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

The event will be the fourth that the UFC has hosted in Dallas, following UFC 185 in March 2015, UFC 171 in March 2014, and UFC 103 in September 2009.

A UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Stipe Miocic and former champion Junior dos Santos will feature as the main event. The pairing met previously in December of 2014 at UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic, with dos Santos winning by a close unanimous decision.

With this announcement, UFC 211 now looks like this:

Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Junior dos Santos for the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) vs. Jéssica Andrade for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
Gabriel Benítez vs. Enrique Barzola
Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
Fabrício Werdum vs. Ben Rothwell
Jarjis Danho vs. Dmitry Poberezhets

 

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