Drew Dober vs. Alexander Hernandez in preparation for the May event


The UFC finalizes a fight between Drew Dober and Alexander Hernandez.

The light fight is scheduled to take place as part of the UFC event on Wednesday, May 13. The event is the second of three taking place in eight days at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

On Wednesday, two people aware of the situation informed MMA Junkie of the targeted booking. They asked to remain anonymous because the promotion has not yet made an official announcement.

In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Hernandez (11-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) said he hoped to fight Dober (21-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) if his then opponent, Islam Makhachev, did not could not travel to the United States.

“I saw (Diego) Ferreira and (Drew) Dober being paired in May,” said Hernandez. “I imagine these two guys have trained and might be ready to step up. I also think of them. “

Hernandez vs. Makhachev was scheduled to take place on April 18 at UFC 249. Makhachev was withdrawn from combat due to travel problems. Hernandez was then booked against Omar Morales, but the event was canceled due to a coronavirus.

As for Dober, he was booked against Diego Ferreira at the UFC on ESPN + 32 originally scheduled for Oklahoma City, Okla. However, the event was also canceled due to the pandemic.

The May 13 card should be broadcast on ESPN and broadcast on ESPN +.

With the addition, the UFC’s current programming for May 13 includes:

  • Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira
  • Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux
  • Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori
  • Andrei Arlovski against Philipe Lins
  • Sijara Eubanks against Sarah Moras
  • Drew Dober vs. Alexander Hernandez


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