Miami will host UFC 287 which options the Middleweight title rematch and the return of Jorge Masvidal.
Beforehand, the UFC introduced the cardboard with no vacation spot connected to it. As an alternative, the announcement was made with the reveal of the principle and the co-main occasion.
UFC 287 will characteristic the extremely anticipated rematch between Alex Pereira and the previous champion, Israel Adesanya. The 2 famously fought at UFC 281 in November of final yr, the place, after being down on the playing cards, Pereira rallied to tug off an enormous comeback in opposition to his rival and cease Adesanya late within the fifth spherical to turn out to be the champion.
Since then, the rematch between these rivals has been a relentless matter of debate, and now lastly, not solely is the date set, but additionally a location because the UFC introduced that the occasion will happen on the Miami-Dade Area in Miami, Florida on April eighth.
Miami’s personal Jorge Masvidal is to have a homecoming at UFC 287
Together with the Middleweight title rematch, UFC 287 will even be co-headlined by high Welterweights, Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns. Each Masvidal and Burns name Florida residence, however Masvidal was born and raised in Miami, so this will likely be a homecoming for the BMF champion.
Masvidal hasn’t fought since March of final yr when he misplaced to Colby Covington and afterward had critical authorized bother after he allegedly attacked Covington exterior of a restaurant. In the meantime, Burns had among the finest performances of his profession at UFC 283, the place he submitted Neil Magny within the very first spherical.
This occasion will mark the corporate’s first return to Miami since UFC 42 in April 2003. That occasion was headlined by Matt Hughes defending his Welterweight title in opposition to Sean Sherk. And in addition the debut of MMA legend, Wealthy Franklin. So, it’s secure to say that it’s been a very long time coming for Miami followers.