The Las Vegas Review Journal‘s Adam Hill broke the news early Wednesday morning that the May 30 card will be held in Las Vegas at the UFC’s Apex Facility.
The promotion was planning to take the show to Arizona if Nevada wasn’t ready for the event due to the global pandemic.
“We are a go on the 30th,” White told Hill in a text message around 12:30 a.m Pacific.
The card will be headlined by former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who is making his Octagon return to face Gilbert Burns. Woodley hasn’t fought since losing his belt to Kamaru Usman in a blowout unanimous decision in March of 2019 at UFC 235.
The 33-year-old Burns (18-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) has won five consecutive fights, including a first-round knockout win over Demian Maia at UFC Brasilia on March 14. Burns captured his third career Performance of the Night bonus in the win over Maia.
As of early Wednesday morning, most books had the 38-year-old Woodley (19-4-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) installed as a -170 or -175 favorite. Burns was at around +140 or +145 on the comeback.
Other bouts on the May 30 card include Mackenzie Dern (-400) vs. Hannah Cifers (+300), Jamahal Hill (-150) vs. Klidson Abreu (+120) and Augusto Sakai (-125) vs. Blagoy Ivanov (+105).
With Nevada back open for combat sports, we’ll likely see UFC 250 on June 6 at the Apex Facility, the same venue where the promotion hosts The Ultimate Fighter and Dana White’s Contender Series.
Amanda Nunes will look to defend her featherweight belt for the first time against Felicia Spencer in the UFC 250 headliner. Most spots have Nunes as a -550 ‘chalk,’ with Spencer as a +400 underdog.