An exciting featherweight bout has been added to UFC 211 in Dallas as former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar meets rising prospect, Yair Rodriguez.
UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 will be held on May 13, 2017, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
A UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Stipe Miocic and former champion Junior dos Santos will feature as the main event of the evening. The co-main event features a UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship bout between the current champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Jéssica Andrade.
Edgar rebounded from an interim UFC Featherweight Championship loss to Jose Aldo at UFC 200 by earning a unanimous decision over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205 in New York last time out.
Rodriguez, who is undefeated in the UFC has three performance bonuses in his last three fights. The lastest was a ‘Performance of the Night’ second-round TKO win over BJ Penn at UFC Fight Night 103 in Pheonix.
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
Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Joachim Christensen
Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
David Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Frankie Edgar vs Yair Rodriguez