UFC president Dana White says planned event for May 23 will move to May 30 with hopes of landing in Las Vegas
A big welterweight showdown between Gilbert Burns and Tyron Woodley is expected to headline
As the UFC continues to adapt to the constantly changing world during the coronavirus pandemic, they have made another change to their upcoming schedule. Speaking after the UFC Fight Night event on Wednesday, president Dana White confirmed the event originally scheduled for May 23 has been shifted to May 30.
The card is expected to feature a welterweight main event between top contenders Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns. The card has not yet been made official as location details continue to be worked on.
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White has been wanting the promotion to return to Las Vegas so events can be held at the UFC's APEX center. With the Nevada State Athletic Commission not yet approving a return for combat sports, the UFC will delay a week, seemingly in hopes of returning to the promotion's home state.
UFC action resumed on May 9 with UFC 249, followed by a pair of fight night events on May 13 and 16. The events have scheduled for VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida has allowed those in sports and entertainment to be classified as "essential workers" during the pandemic.
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