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Officials have set the fight card for UFC 187, with John Dodson and Zach Makovsky paired up in the FOX Sports 1 prelim main event.

The main card has been known for sometime now, as Jon Jones and Chris Weidman both look to defend their titles. Jones faces Anthony Johnson, while Weidman meets Vitor Belfort.

In other pay-per-view action, Donald Cerrone squares off with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Travis Browne faces Andrei Arlovski and Joseph Benavidez meets John Moraga.

All of the action goes down May 23 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Anthony Johnson

UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Vitor Belfort

Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Andrei Arlovski

Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET))

Flyweight: John Dodson vs. Zach Makovsky

Welterweight: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Josh Burkman

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Rafael Natal

Female Strawweight: Rose Namajunas vs. Nina Ansaroff

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Sean Spencer vs. Mike Pyle

Lightweight: Islam Makhachev vs. Leo Kuntz

Flyweight: Justin Scoggins vs. Josh Sampo

ufc 185

An extended preview for UFC 185 has been released, and you can see it in the video below.

The card features Anthony Pettis defending his UFC lightweight title against Rafael dos Anjos on March 14 from Dallas on pay-per-view.

Also, the current fight card can be found below:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Lightweight Championship
Anthony Pettis (c) vs. Rafael dos Anjos

UFC Female Strawweight Championship
Carla Esparza (c) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Welterweight: Johny Hendricks vs. Matt Brown

Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Roy Nelson

Flyweight: Chris Cariaso vs. Henry Cejudo

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX/8 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Ross Pearson vs. Sam Stout

Middleweight: Elias Theodorou vs. Roger Narvaez

Lightweight: Daron Cruickshank vs. Beneil Dariush

Heavyweight: Jared Rosholt vs. Josh Copeland

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)

Flyweight: Sergio Pettis vs. Ryan Benoit

Lightweight: Jake Lindsey vs. Joseph Duffy

Female Bantamweight: Germaine de Randamie vs. Larissa Pacheco

ronda rousey

While Ronda Rousey typically does her best to avoid engaging in battles over social media, that doesn’t hold true for her mom, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars.

De Mars has responded to comments made by Cris “Cyborg” Justino, who remains at 145 pounds and out of the UFC. She is the current Invicta FC featherweight champion.

Rousey recently earned a victory over Cat Zingano, scoring a submission in just 14 seconds. Justino finished Charmaine Tweet and is expected to return to the Octagon for Invicta FC in July.

The two had a little started up a little “feud” via Twitter recently:

De Mars also posted a blog regarding Rousey moving to 145 pounds and why she doesn’t need to.

ufc rankngs

Failing several drug tests has dropped Anderson Silva to fifth in the middleweight rankings, as the UFC updated their official standings recently.

Silva, who returned from a year-long layoff to defeat Nick Diaz, dropped three spots. Lyoto Machida, Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold all passed him. “The Spider” tested positive for numerous banned substances in both his pre- and post-fight tests.

Tim Boetsch and Brad Tavares also moved up a spot to 13th and 14th, while Roan Carneiro debuted at 15th after defeating Mark Munoz.

Tony Ferguson, fresh off another victory, debuted at 13th in the lightweight Top-15, passing Jorge Masvidal and Al Iaquinta. Eddie Alvarez and Bobby Green flipped for 10th.

Dong Hyun Kim and Jake Ellenberger each passed Kelvin Gastelum at welterweight, with Kim being ninth and Ellenberger 10th.

Holly Holm jumped three spots to 10th in the women’s bantamweight rankings after besting Raquel Pennington.

ronda rousey

Bethe Correia believes she is the one to end Ronda Rousey’s reign over the UFC female bantamweight division.

Correia, who flew to Los Angeles from Brazil this past weekend to see Rousey vs. Cat Zingano, stated that the champion is “really selfish.”

“She did a good thing that was bringing the UFC the female fights,” Correia said (thanks to MMAFighting.com for the comments). “She convinced Dana (White) to do it. But I don’t think she’s a good champion. I think she’s really selfish. She just things about herself, about making movies, dressing well, showing up.

“I’m not gonna be like this. I’m gonna be a real champ. I’m gonna do something for the people. I’m gonna be the people’s champ.”

Like past challengers Sara McMann and Cat Zingano, Correia (9-0) sports an unbeaten record. Rousey made mention of that during her post-fight interview, saying she would like to take the “0” off her record. During her time in the UFC, Correia has defeated Rousey’s “Four Horsewomen” stablemates Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler.

“I’m waiting for the UFC to decide, I’m ready,” she said. “I’ve done everything that’s possible in my way.”

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