UFC 189 is just around the corner, as featherweight interim title fighters Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes prepare to collide in the main event. The co-main action is a contrastingly under hyped welterweight championship battle, as the champion Robbie Lawler looks to cement his spot as numero uno with a second win over Tristar prospect Rory MacDonald. Dennis Bermudez and Jeremy Stephens do battle for top 10 145-pound bragging rights, and welterweights Brandon Thatch and Gunnar Nelson will look to get back on track in the busy division.
The main card is opened by a fun bantamweight duel between Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett and Chute Box beast Thomas Almeida. The monstrous feature prelim bout features welterweight dog fighters Tim ‘Dirty Bird’ Means and Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown, might as well give them Fight Of The Night right now. Mike Swick, John Howard, Cathal Pendrad, Alex Garcia, Henry Briones, Cody Garbrandt, Cody Pfister, Neil Seery, Louis Smolka and Yosdenis Cedeno help make up an awesome pair of prelims cards on FOX Sports 1 and Fight Pass.
So join us here at LowKickMMA at 7 PM ET for the live streaming UFC 189 weigh-ins on Friday July 10th. We’ll also be providing play-by-play commentary and updates on all the live UFC 189 fight action from Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday night.
American fighters getting booed in Vegas?? Big Iriish crowd.
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Chad Mendes 144.5 vs. Conor McGregor 145 – for the interim featherweight title
Champ Robbie Lawler 169.5 vs. Rory MacDonald 170 – for welterweight title
Featherweight: Dennis Bermudez 146 vs. Jeremy Stephens 149.5*
Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson 169.5 vs. Brandon Thatch 170.5
Bantamweight: Thomas Almeida 136 vs. Brad Pickett 136
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Matt Brown 171 vs. Tim Means 171
Welterweight: John Howard 170.5 vs. Cathal Pendred 171
Welterweight: Alex Garcia 171 vs. Mike Swick 170.5
Bantamweight: Henry Briones 136 vs. Cody Garbrandt 136
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Yosdenis Cedeno 155 vs. Cody Pfister 156
Flyweight: Neil Seery 125.5 vs. Louis Smolka 126
*Will have two hours to lose 3.5 pounds to make 146