The UFC has released the extended preview for UFC 173, which takes place May 24 from Las Vegas. Prelims will air on UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1, while the main card is broadcast on pay-per-view from MGM Grand Garden Arena.
In the main event, Renan Barao will defend his undisputed bantamweight title for a second time against Team Alpha Male’s T.J. Dillashaw. The co-main features light heavyweight contenders Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier battling to improve their standing within the division in a meeting of ex-U.S. Olympic wrestlers.
The nearly 10-minute video, which you can view below, includes interviews and highlights with Barao, Dillashaw, Henderson, Cormier, Jake Ellenberger, Robbie Lawler and a host of MMA media members discussing the fights.
Ellenberger and Lawler meet in a welterweight contest on the pay-per-view main card, as well.
FightLine will have complete coverage, including live play-by-play and immediate post-fight recaps, of all the action.
Below is the current lineup, along with the extended preview:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Bantamweight Championship
Renan Barao (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw
Light Heavyweight: Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson
Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Ellenberger
Bantamweight: Francisco Rivera vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Lightweight: Jamie Varner vs. James Krause
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno
Bantamweight: Chris Holdsworth vs. Chico Camus
Lightweight: Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel
Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Aaron Phillips
Welterweight: Jingliang Li vs. David Michaud
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