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UFC 223 finalized card for Ferguson vs. Khabib, Namajunas vs. Joanna title fight doubleheader



With Olivier Aubin-Mercier tapped as a late replacement for Maribek Taisumov, the UFC will still be rolling with 13 fights for their next PPV event in Brooklyn.

The April 7th show boasts a title fight double-header at the very top of the card with some intriguing match ups and veteran favorites sprinkled throughout.

Here’s a look at the finalized card which features a pivotal strawweight battle between Felice Herrig and Karolina Kowalkiewicz as the FOX Sports 1 headliner and a lightweight tilt between UFC legend Joe Lauzon and Chris Gruetzemacher finishing off the Fight Pass portion of the show. As always, this card is subject to change.

Main Card (PPV — 10 p.m. ET)

Lightweight Championship Bout
Tony Ferguson (c) (23-3) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0)

Women’s Strawweight Championship Bout
Rose Namajunas (c) (7-3) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-1)

Featherweight Bout
Calvin Kattar (18-2) vs. Renato Carneiro (11-1-1)

Lightweight Bout
Michael Chiesa (13-3) vs. Anthony Pettis (20-7)

Lightweight Bout
Al Iaquinta (13-3-1) vs. Paul Felder (15-3)

Preliminary Card (FS1 — 8 p.m. ET)

Women’s Strawweight Bout
Felice Herrig (14-6) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2)

Flyweight Bout
Brandon Moreno (14-4) vs. Ray Borg (11-3)

Light Heavyweight Bout
Mike Rodriguez (9-2) vs. Devin Clark (8-2)

Lightweight Bout
Evan Dunham (18-6-1) vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (10-2)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass — 6 p.m. ET)

Lightweight Bout
Joe Lauzon (27-14) vs. Chris Gruetzemacher (13-3)

Women’s Flyweight Bout
Ashlee Evans-Smith (5-3) vs. Bec Rawlings (7-7)

Featherweight Bout
Artem Lobov (14-14-1) vs. Alex Caceres (13-11)

Featherweight Bout
Zabit Magomedsharipov (14-1) vs. Kyle Bochniak (8-2)

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