Finally, after months of talk, UFC 189 will finally go down this weekend.
However, the planned main event between Conor McGregor and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will not be taking place.
Saturday night from Las Vegas and the MGM Grand Garden Arena we will be treated to a double-title card. In the headline bout, McGregor and Chad Mendes collide for the interim title, while Robbie Lawler defends his welterweight belt vs. Rory MacDonald in the co-main event.
Also, featherweights Dennis Bermudez and Jeremy Stephens square off, along with welterweights Gunnar Nelson and Brandon Thatch, and Brad Pickett and Thomas Almeida.
Two bouts on UFC Fight Pass start the night at 7 p.m. ET, while FOX Sports 1 will be home to four prelims beginning at 8 p.m. ET. That includes three welterweight scraps, featuring Matt Brown vs. Tim Means.
FightLine will have full coverage of all the action, including live and free play-by-play.
Below is the complete lineup and a video preview for the card:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
Interim UFC Featherweight Championship
Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes
UFC Welterweight Championship
Robbie Lawler (c) vs. Rory MacDonald
Featherweight: Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens
“Countdown to UFC 189” debuted Sunday night, and you can see the complete episode replay right here on FightLine in the videos below.
The series takes a look at the main and co-main event for this Saturday’s card, as Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes fight for the interim featherweight belt and Robbie Lawler defends the welterweight strap vs. Rory MacDonald.
Invicta FC 13 will take place this Thursday night from the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas with three title fights.
In the main event, Cris “Cyborg” Justino defends her featherweight title against Faith Van Duin.
Justino (13-1) has picked up three straight finishes for Invicta FC, including a February stoppage win vs. Charmaine Tweet in just 45 seconds. Van Duin (5-1) claimed a second round submission win over Amanda Bell in her Invicta FC debut this past April.
The card also boasts a bantamweight title fight between Tonya Evinger and Irene Aldana, along with Herica Tiburcio defending her atomweight strap vs. Ayaka Hamasaki.
All the action starts on UFC Fight Pass at 11 p.m. ET.
Below is the current lineup and a video preview:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/11 p.m. ET)
Invicta FC Featherweight Championship
Cris “Cyborg” Justino (c) vs. Faith Van Duin
Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship
Tonya Evinger (c) vs. Irene Aldana
Invicta FC Atomweight Championship
Herica Tiburcio (c) vs. Ayaka Hamasaki
Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad vs. Jessica-Rose Clark