Dana White Announces First Set Of UFC 300 Fights

Dana White finally announced some fights for the UFC 300 card, which takes place in Las Vegas on April 13, 2024.

The CEO of the UFC has largely been coy over what fans can expect. Several names were ruled out, including Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, and Brock Lesnar. But White did recently hint that something was in the pipeline. 

“What you can expect is the first prelim of the night, you’re going to go ‘Holy s**t’! This is the first prelim of the night, this is insane, this isn’t even right. These two shouldn’t be on the first prelim on the night’ That is how good 300 is going to be,” White said 

UFC 300 Fights 

Now, fans have been given a taster. In a rematch, Jiri Prochazka, the former light heavyweight champion, faces Aleksandar Rakic at 205 pounds. Prochazka is coming off a loss to Alex Pereira at UFC 295 for the vacant light heavyweight title. The defeat ended his three-fight-win streak. Rakic’s last fight ended in a loss against Blachowicz.

The former UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling faces Calvin Kattar at featherweight. Sterling moves up after being knocked out by Sean O’Malley at UFC 292. The defeat ended his nine-fight-win streak. Kattar has lost back-to-back fights against Josh Emmett and Arnold AllenBo Nickal faces Cody Brundage in a middleweight clash to round things off. Bo is undefeated, while Brundage has two wins on the bounce. 

Other Announcements 

Robert Whittaker takes on Paulo Costa in a middleweight fight at UFC 298 on February 17, 2024. Costa was on course to face Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294, but he withdrew after an infection following surgery on his elbow. Whittaker aims to recover from his defeat to Dricus Du Plessis. Ian Machado Garry and Geoff Neal square off on the same card. After getting pneumonia, Garry pulled out of his fight at UFC 296 against Vicente Luque.

There will also be a UFC Mexico City event. Brandon Moreno and Amir Albazi headline in a flyweight clash. Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez face off in a featherweight fight in the co-main event. Ortega has not fought since their first fight, while Alexander Volkanovski stopped Rodriguez in his last fight. Erin Blanchfield takes on Manon Fiorot in a flyweight fight at UFC Atlantic on March 30, 2024. Blanchfield beat Talia Santos in her last fight, and Fiorot secured a victory over Rose Namajunas.

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