The final UFC event of 2020 will take place this weekend with the headline fight between Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and Geoff Neal.
The UFC has continued to flourish this year despite all the difficulties the COVID-19 lockdown as thrown up.
UFC 256 last weekend saw Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno battle out a draw and Charles Oliveira defeat Tony Ferguson.
Now the final event of the year is nearly upon us and it promises to be another thriller.
Thompson v Neal will be the main event while Jose Aldo, Rob Font, Greg Hardy and Anthony Pettis will also take to the Octagon.
UFC Fight Night 183: Date and start time
The main event is scheduled to take place in the early hours of Sunday, December 19 for UK fans and will be held behind closed doors.
It is being held at the UFC APEX Center in Las Vegas.
UK fans can expect the headline fight between Thompson and Neal to get under way at around 3am.
UFC Fight Night 183: TV and live stream
The event will be shown on BT Sport and will not be a pay-per-view event in the UK.
The prelims will start on BT Sport 1 from 10pm on Saturday before their main show begins at midnight.
It will be live streamed on BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers.
The early prelims will be shown on UFC’s Fight Pass and in the US, all prelim bouts will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish.
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UFC Fight Night 183: Fight card
Subject to change
- Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal, Welterweight
- Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera, Bantamweight
- Michel Pereira vs. Khaos Williams, Welterweight
- Marlon Moraes vs. Rob Font, Bantamweight
- Marcin Tybura vs. Greg Hardy, Heavyweight
- Anthony Pettis vs. Alex Morono, Welterweight
- Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima, Welterweight
- Sijara Eubanks vs. Pannie Kianzad, Women’s Bantamweight
- Deron Winn vs. Antonio Arroyo, Catchweight
- Aiemann Zahabi vs. Drako Rodriguez, Bantamweight
- Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamie Pickett, Middleweight
- Rick Glenn vs. Carlton Minus, Lightweight
- Jimmy Flick vs. Cody Durden, Flyweight
- Gillian Robertson vs. Taila Santos, Women’s Flyweight
- Karl Roberson vs. Dalcha Lungiambula, Middleweight
UFC Fight Night 183: What has been said?
Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson: “A little disappointed I didn’t get who I wanted to get.
“Obviously I was poking at Leon Edwards a little bit on social media, but he seemed to be the only guy at the time ready to fight, and he didn’t want the fight, so even though he got Khamzat [Chimaev], I got Geoff Neal.
“That’s OK. With a good win over Geoff Neal, they’ve got to give me somebody in the top five.
“At some point, you gotta put your foot down and say, ‘Hey, let’s go for another title run, UFC,’ and I think with a good win over Geoff Neal, that could be a possibility.
“Of course I’m not looking past Geoff Neal because he’s super tough, and anything can happen, but if I go out there and have a good win over Geoff Neal, I want somebody in the top five.
“I’ve had many main event championship rounds, headlining many events, so it’s something that I’m used to.
“Obviously I’m facing off against a very tough opponent in Geoff Neal, who’s very, very strong, got good boxing for sure, and he’s on a five-fight winning streak.
“ So I’m preparing for the best Geoff Neal come December 19.