While the UFC is preparing for UFC 247 this Saturday, February 8, the company is ready to get fans excited for their next big event. A press conference will take place in Houston featuring the top fights for UFC 248. You can watch the attached link below, which is set to start at 5p.m. ET.
Both main event fighters are scheduled to appear with UFC President Dana White. UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya will get to face off against challenger Yoel Romero. This will be Adesanya’s (18-0) first defense of the title since beating Robert Whittaker for it at UFC 243. Romero (13-4) is on a two-fight losing streak, his last bout being against the injured contender Paulo Costa.
Rumored to be at the press conference is UFC Strawweight Champion Weili Zhang and challenger Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Zhang (20-1) was previously looking to enter the United States earlier than expected due to the coronavirus. Jędrzejczyk (16-3) has added fuel to the fire for their fight following a post she shared appearing to mock the situation regarding the virus.
UFC 248 takes place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on March 7.