This article has been updated to reflect fights that were announced after the publishing date.
The UFC is returning to Vancouver this fall, with UFC Fight Night 158.
The Mixed Martial Arts event will take place at Rogers Arena on Saturday, September 14th.
The main event of the night will be a Lightweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje.
Nicknamed “Cowboy”, Cerrone is known for taking fights on short notice, and despite losing 5 of his previous 9 fights, is always very competitive and is never involved in a dull fight. He holds the UFC record for most fights (32), most wins (23), most fights finished (16), and most post-fight award bonuses (18).
Gaethje, while not having spent as much time in the UFC, is also one of the most exciting fighters on the UFC’s roster. After leaving the World Series of Fighting as the Lightweight division champion, he signed with the UFC and earned a post-fight bonus in all five of his fights so far, including Fight of the Night honors four times. He leads the UFC in strikes landed per minute, at 8.5, a full 20% higher than the next fighter on the list.
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The two men, when combined, have finished 62.5% of their fights, so it’s more than likely that there will be fireworks when these men meet in the octagon. Many are predicting a Fight of The Year candidate, and possibly even Fight of The Decade.
Other notable fighters scheduled to fight are Glover Teixeira, who went the full five rounds with current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, one of the first names that come up in discussions of MMA’s Greatest of All Time.
Also fighting earlier in the night is Uriah Hall, who made it to the Finals in Season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter‘s tournament; as well as Todd Duffee, who holds the UFC record for fastest knockout in the Heavyweight division. Cole Smith, who was born in Squamish, will also be taking part in the his 2nd UFC fight, after making his debut in May 2019.
The rest of the card:
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UFC Fight Night Vancouver: Cerrone vs. Gaethje
Location: Rogers Arena - 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Admission: Starting from $115.80
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: Saturday September 14th, 2019