Despite mass speculation from the MMA community, there has yet to be an official announcement to solidify the headlining bout at UFC 300.
The organization’s monumental event is set to go down at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 13th. While the card has not been finalized, 11 fights have been announced, including Justin Gaethje versus Max Holloway for the BMF title.
UFC CEO Dana White has been extremely vocal regarding his plans to deliver fireworks this April, but when he spoke most recently on the subject, following Power Slap 6 last Friday, he made it sound as though there have been some speed bumps in the plan.
“Who knows who’s going to be the UFC 300 headliner,” White told reporters on Friday. “It’s been interesting, I can tell you that.
“Obviously, we want to deliver. I keep saying this: (Deiveson) Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt is literally the first fight of the night. So when you look at the card how it sits today, every single (fight) could be a main event on a Fight Night or a pay-per-view. We’re just waiting for that last one. We’ve got two more fights we have to put together. We’re working on it.”
Recently, news had surfaced that Jon Jones could be in line to headline the card, but the heavyweight champion is not confident he will be ready to make a return by then.
“I got a call from Hunter Campbell, one of the head lawyers of the UFC, asking me [about UFC 300],” Jones told Submission Radio. “He said, ‘Jon, I know it’s only… pic.twitter.com/K5BpxNC8H6
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With Jones and Conor McGregor both factored out of the realistic UFC 300 picture, despite the Irishman’s recent back and forth with Michael Chandler on X, it seems that the White and his team are running low on options.
In the coming days, fans will keep a close eye out in hopes of the announcement of the final two fights, and will no doubt speculate and discuss rumors until that time.
UFC 300 Confirmed Fights
- Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway – BMF Title
- Zhang Weili vs. Yan Xiaonan – Strawweight Title
- Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan
- Kayla Harrison vs. Holly Holm
- Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic
- Calvin Kattar vs. Aljamain Sterling
- Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller
- Cody Brundage vs. Bo Nickal
- Diego Lopes vs. Sodiq Yusuff
- Jessica Andrade vs. Marina Rodriguez
- Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt