The stage is set, and the anticipation is building for the monumental UFC 300, slated to take place on April 13, 2024 at the illustrious T-Mobile Arena. This event, marking the 28th UFC showdown at the T-Mobile Arena since the historic UFC 200 in 2016, promises to be a night of exhilarating action. Let’s delve into the key details and matchups that make UFC 300 a must-watch for fight fans around the world.
When & Where is UFC 300?
Venue: T Mobile Arena
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
City: Paradise, Nevada, United States
T-Mobile Arena, a venue steeped in UFC history, is gearing up to host UFC 300, underscoring its significance as a stronghold for top-tier events.
UFC 300 Fight Card: Updated February 2024
|Zhang Weili (c) vs. Yan Xiaonan
|Women’s Strawweight Title
|Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway
|“BMF” Lightweight Title
|Arman Tsarukyan vs. Charles Oliveira
|Aleksandar Rakic vs. Jiri Prochazka
|Aljamain Sterling vs. Calvin Kattar
|Bo Nickal vs. Cody Brundage
|Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt
|Holly Holm vs. Kayla Harrison
|Sodiq Yusuff vs. Diego Lopes
|Jim Miller vs. Bobby Green
UPDATES: January 26th Dana’s Announcement
On January 26th, Dana White teased an electrifying main event revelation that is bound to leave UFC enthusiasts on the edge of their seats.
Assuring fans that UFC 300 will be an extravaganza of epic proportions, White has ignited speculation about the potential main event showdown. While many anticipate the culmination of the intense rivalry between the new champion, Dricus du Plessis, and Israel Adesanya, there’s an air of mystery surrounding the actual direction the event might take.
During a recent Instagram live session, White cryptically mentioned that once the main event is unveiled, fans should brace themselves for an announcement that will surpass their expectations. The element of surprise is clearly in play, leaving the UFC community buzzing with anticipation for the revelation that awaits.
UFC 300 Card Highlights
This card is jam-packed with sizzling match ups. Among the marquee battles we’ve got Chinese sensation Zhang Weili looking to defend her Strawweight Title against Yan Xiaonan. Then we’ve got a clash for the ages between former interim UFC Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje, also known for his “BMF” (baddest motherfucker) title, and former UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway in a lightweight showdown. Gaethje earned this symbolic title at UFC 291, triumphing over Dustin Poirier in a thrilling encounter.
Add to this, former UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira is set to face Arman Tsarukyan in a lightweight title eliminator bout, promising a high-stakes contest. The light heavyweight division will witness the collision of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jiří Procházka and Aleksandar Rakić, guaranteeing a clash of titans with their formidable skill sets.
Noteworthy is the featherweight debut of former UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling, who is expected to face the formidable Calvin Kattar in his promotional debut at featherweight.
Adding to this list of top tier names is the UFC promotional debut of 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medalist in judo (and MMA legend of PFL fame), Kayla Harrison, who steps into the octagon for the first time in her bantamweight debut against none other than former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion (and legend in her own right), Holly Holm.
UFC 300 Ticket Sale & Prices
Tickets for UFC 300 are due to go on Sale on February 13th. Ticket prices have not been made available. For more info on this check out the T Mobile event page here.
Jim Miller’s Milestone: A Living Legend’s Journey
A special mention goes to Jim Miller, who is set to make history by becoming the only fighter to have competed at all three milestone events for the organization, having previously fought at UFC 100 and UFC 200. Scheduled to face Bobby Green in a lightweight bout, Miller’s resilience and longevity in the sport are truly commendable.
Ronda Rousey at UFC 300?
UFC president Dana White recently quashed rumors of former stars like Ronda Rousey, Georges St-Pierre, or Brock Lesnar making a surprise return at UFC 300 on April 13. White assures fans that while matchmaking is still in progress, the promotion never explored the option of bringing back these retired fighters.
Despite their storied pasts, Rousey last competed in 2016, St-Pierre’s most recent fight was in 2017, and Lesnar, approaching 47, has shown no signs of returning. White emphasizes that UFC 300 will deliver a spectacular card with several marquee bouts yet to be announced, assuring fans that every fight on the cardwill be a must-see.
Conclusion: Brace Yourself for UFC 300
As the countdown to UFC 300 begins, fight fans can expect an unforgettable night of top-tier MMA action. From historic title bouts to long-awaited matchups, the event promises to deliver excitement at every turn. Make sure to mark April 13, 2024, on your calendars, as UFC 300 is set to be a landmark event in the world of mixed martial arts. Stay tuned for more updates and get ready for a night of unparalleled thrills!