The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday made the UFC on FOX 13 line-up official.
We already new that former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos would square off with Stipe Miocic in the night’s main event, but the promotion also confirmed that a lightweight match-up between Nate Diaz and Rafael Dos Anjos would serve as the night’s co-main event.
The card is particularly weighty, featuring two more heavyweight bouts on the main card, as Alistair Overeem faces Stefan Struve and Gabriel Gonzaga squares up with Matt Mitrione.
At the other end of the spectrum, a pivotal flyweight bout is also featured on the card, pitting highly ranked 125-pounders John Moraga and Jussier Formiga against one another.
UFC on FOX 13 takes place at the US Airways Center in Phoenix. As such, the preliminary card features several Arizona-based fighters.
Phoenix native Joe Riggs will finally make his UFC return after having his initial attempt delayed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He’ll face Ben Saunders in a welterweight bout. Former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner, fighting out of Scottsdale, meets The Ultimate Fighter season 15 alum Drew Dober. TUF 3 finalist Ed Herman faces rising middleweight star Derek Brunson. Joe Ellenberger faces UFC newcomer Bryan Barberena, who fights out of Glendale. Plus, former MFC champion Anthony Birchak and Ian Entwistle will square off in a bantamweight bout.
UFC on FOX 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, and range from $40 up to $200 for the promotion’s first event in Phoenix.