The UFC will return to Sin City after a four-event run on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. On August 1, UFC Apex was supposed to host a women’s bantamweight fight between Holly Holm and Irene Aldana. However, Aldana tested positive for COVID-19, so the fight was abandoned.
In the new headliner, Edmen Shabazyan will look to continue his rapid rise to middleweight when he meets strong goalkeeper Derek Brunson. The new co-main event will see late replacement Joanne Calderwood jump in to fight Jennifer Maia.
No fight orders have been set outside of the main event and we’ll see more showdowns announced soon, but here’s what’s on the way for UFC Vegas 5 right now.
Derek Brunson contre Edmen Shahbazyan
Joanne Calderwood contre Jennifer Maia
Vicente Luque vs. Randy Brown
Lando Vannata vs. Bobby Green
Trevin Giles vs. Kevin Holland
Frankie Saenz vs. Jonathan Martinez
Ed Herman contre Gerald Meerschaert
Ray Borg contre Nathan Maness
Timur Valiev vs. Jamall Emmers
Markus Perez contre Eric Spicely