UFC 211: Miocic vs dos Santos 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on May 13, 2017 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
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The event will be the fourth that the UFC has hosted in Dallas, following UFC 185 in March 2015, UFC 171 in March 2014, and UFC 103 in September 2009.
Miocic vs dos Santos 2
UFC 211:A UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Stipe Miocic and former champion Junior dos Santos is expected to serve as the main event. The pairing met previously in December 2014 at UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs Miocic, with dos Santos winning by a close unanimous decision.
UFC 211 Fight Card
Stipe Miocic vs Junior dos Santos
Joanna Jędrzejczyk vsJéssica Andrade
Demian Maia vs Jorge Masvidal
Frankie Edgar vs Yair Rodríguez
Henry Cejudo vs Sergio Pettis
In the co-featured slot, a UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship bout between the current champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Jéssica Andrade is expected to take place.
A heavyweight bout between former heavyweight champion Fabrício Werdum and Ben Rothwell was originally booked for UFC 203. However, Rothwell pulled out due to a knee injury. The fight was expected to take place at this event. While never officially announced by the UFC, the pairing is expected to be scrapped after Rothwell was flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation.
A welterweight bout between former UFC Middleweight Championship challenger Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal was originally targeted to headline UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov. However on late February, it was announced that the bout was moved to this event.
Jarjis Danho was expected to face promotional newcomer Dmitry Poberezhets at the event. However, Danho pulled out of the fight in mid-April citing an injury. He was replaced by Chase Sherman. In turn, Poberezhets was removed from the card for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by fellow newcomer Rashad Coulter.