UFC President Dana White has beefed up both UFC 295 and UFC 296, unveiling that the co-main event for November 11th at The World’s Most Famous Arena Madison Square Garden (deep in the heart of New York City), UFC 295 will feature a battle for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship between former champion Jiri Prochazka and former UFC Middleweight Champion Alex Pereira. The main event at UFC 295 will, of course, showcase Jon Jones defending the UFC Heavyweight Championship against Stipe Miocic in a match that may (or may not) feature a retirement from one, the other or both fighters!
Dana White also confirmed the main event for UFC 296, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, as Leon Edwards will defend the UFC Welterweight Title against the always-controversial Colby Covington.
Also announced was the co-main event for UFC 296, a fight for the UFC Flyweight Championship, as Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval will do battle in a highly-anticipated rematch. Pantoja previously secured a second-round submission victory in their August 2021 bout.