Get ready, Miami! The Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing its highly-anticipated event, UFC 287, to the Magic City on April 8th.
The event will take place at the Miami-Dade Arena, home of the NBA’s Miami Heat, and promises to be an unforgettable night of action and excitement. Don’t miss your chance to witness the best mixed martial artists in the world battle it out in the Octagon.
Get those vices ready…
MIAMI, we’re coming BACK! 🏝
— UFC (@ufc) February 4, 2023
“I’m always talking about big destination (events), and we are going back to Miami at the Miami-Dade Arena. Miami, we are back,” White said in a video post on social media.
It’s been 18 long years since Miami last hosted UFC 42 in April 2003, where UFC Hall of Fame member Matt Hughes went head-to-head against Sean Sherk in a thrilling welterweight championship match.
The main event will feature a middleweight title rematch between current champion Alex Pereira and former titleholder Israel Adesanya. Pereira won the title in November over Adesanya in New York, and has also holds two victories over him in kickboxing.
Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will run it back at UFC 287 🔁🏆 pic.twitter.com/zGDCFtUuKF
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 27, 2023
And it gets even better, as Miami native Jorge Masvidal makes his return to the cage against Gilbert Burns in the welterweight co-main event.
Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal will meet at UFC 287 on April 8, per Dana White 👀 pic.twitter.com/LQkWaTlU0G
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) January 27, 2023