UFC 214 Fight Card
A PPV event was primarily planned for Anaheim on January 21, 2017, but was rearrange for this date after a lack of suitable headlining fights could be arranged for the initial date in January.
A UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between primarily champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Jon Jones has been targeted for this event, who met previously at UFC 182 in January 2015 with Jones defending his title via unanimous decision.
Following to that victory, Jones was undressed of the title and suspended indefinitely from the UFC in connection with a hit-and-run incident that he was involved in.
Cormier replaced him and went on to defeat Anthony Johnson at UFC 187, in a view to win the vacant title. Their rematch was formerly expected to take place at UFC 197.
UFC 214 Live: Cormier vs Jones 2 Live PPV
Unfortunately, Cormier pulled out three weeks before the event due to injury. However, he was replaced by Ovince Saint Preux, in what became an interim title bout. Jones went on to defeat Saint Preux by unanimous decision and won the interim title.
The fight was programmed again and was expected to headline UFC 200 in July of 2016. However, Jones was also withdrawn from the fight by USADA due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation . And for his Anti-Doping Policy violation , Jones was suspended for one year, retroactively to July 6, 2016.
Nevertheless, The Cormier-Jones rematch was officially announced on May 12, though its status as main event or co-headliner was not initially confirmed. UFC president Dana White confirmed that the bout would headline this event, despite previous issues regarding Jones. Moreover, he also announced that Jimi Manuwa will participate on this card and should anything happen to the main event, Manuwa may come forward as the replacement.
A featherweight bout between former UFC Featherweight Championship challengers Ricardo Lamas and Chan Sung Jung was originally in the works for UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum. However on May 12, the bout was confirmed for this event. The pairing was originally slated to take place in July 2013 at UFC 162, but Jung was pulled from the bout in favor of a title fight against then champion José Aldo at UFC 163.
UFC 213 is over. Now all eyes turn to the blockbuster UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California.
To say UFC 214 is the biggest card of 2017 thus far would be an understatement. One need only look at the lineup of fights to realize that this is one of the greatest cards in UFC history.
UFC 214 Fight Card
UFC 214 Fight Card | Main Card (Pay-Per-View)
Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones
Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia
Cris Cyborg vs. Tonya Evinger
Ricardo Lamas vs. Jason Knight
Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone
Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir
UFC 214 Fight Card | Preliminary Card (FXX)
Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barao
Renato Moicano vs. Brian Ortega
Sage Northcutt vs. John Makdessi
Andre Fili vs. TBA
UFC 214 Fight Card | Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Eric Shelton vs. Jarred Brooks
Kailin Curran vs. Alexandra Albu
Josh Burkman vs. Drew Dober
Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorek
With three title fights, two possible top-contender bouts and a long list of leading prospects set to throw down, it’s worth giving the once-over to the entire fight card.