The UFC has a show planned for May 30, and despite being barely over a week away, the card is still filling up. The past 24 hours have brought a slew of fight announcements, for that event and others. And while it’s unclear where the event will go down (with Nevada the forerunner), names like Brok Weaver, Tim Elliott, Louis Smolka, and others are in the mix.
The May 30 card was originally set to go down on May 23. However, with the UFC finishing its run of three shows in Jacksonville, Florida, the promotion opted to push the date back, in hopes of hosting the show at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will meet on May 27 to determine whether combat sports in the state will resume. And to determine what events will move forward. The UFC has requested May 30 and June 6 for its first events back in Nevada.
The state’s re-opening was announced earlier this month, and is set to enter its second phase shortly.
In the meantime, among the fights added to the May 30 card are:
- Lightweight: Brok Weaver (15-4) vs. Roosevelt Roberts (9-1) (first reported by the Fight Bananas podcast)
- Flyweight: Tim Elliott (15-10-1) vs. Brandon Royval (10-4) (first reported by MMA Fighting)
- Bantamweight: Casey Kenney (13-2-1) vs. Louis Smolka (16-6) (first reported by MMADNA)
- Bantamweight: Chris Gutierrez (14-3-1) vs. Vince Morales (9-4) (first reported by MMA Fighting)
The UFC’s May 30 card, expected to be a Fight Night event and air on ESPN+, has an anticipated headliner of Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns.