Watch the stars of UFC 170 prepare for their fights in a three-part UFC countdown show.
Part 1 is the main event between women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (8-0) who looks to defend her title for the third time against Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann (7-0). Rousey last fought just two months ago defeating rival Miesha Tate with an armbar in the 3rd round of the UFC 168 co-main event.
Part 2 is the co-main event that, despite its short notice status, has plenty of background intrigue and organic animosity. Daniel Cormier (13-0) will make his first professional drop to light heavyweight as he takes on Penn State alum, Patrick Cummins (4-0). They shared a tense yet brief staredown as Cormier met Cummins in the center of the press conference stage and immediately shoved him back.
Part 3, the final part of the countdown is a welterweight bout between two contenders who were recently knocked down a rung on the divisional ladder. Rory MacDonald suffered an upset loss to Robbie Lawler back at UFC 167. MacDonald was caught in the path of a resurgent Lawler who will fight for the vacant welterweight title later this year. MacDonald’s opponent, Demian Maia, lost to Jake Shields in his last outing which derailed a win streak that Maia was enjoying since dropping to the welterweight division.
Here is the complete UFC 170 card:
Main Card (PPV) 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT
Women’s Bantamweight – Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Sara McMann #4
Light Heavyweight – Daniel Cormier #4 (heavyweight) vs. Patrick Cummins
Welterweight – Rory MacDonald #4 vs. Demian Maia #6
Welterweight – Mike Pyle #15 vs. TJ Waldburger
Welterweight – Robert Whittaker vs. Stephen Thompson
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1) 8:00 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
Women’s Bantamweight – Alexis Davis vs. Jessica Eye
Bantamweight – Raphael Assuncao vs. Pedro Munhoz
Bantamweight – Aljamain Sterling vs. Cody Gibson
Flyweight – Zach Makovsky vs. Josh Sampo
Online Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass) 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m.
Lightweight – Erik Koch vs. Rafaello Oliveira
Lightweight – Yosdenis Cedeno vs. Ernest Chavez
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